We’re currently on the lookout for senior executives from a wide range of industry sectors to join our Trust Board and Local Governing Bodies to help support us as our Trust continues to grow.

Formed in 2009 as a single academy designed to raise the aspirations and life chances of our county’s young people, Northumberland Church of England Academy Trust (NCEAT) is now a thriving multi-academy trust, providing high quality education to 8 schools and 2,800 pupils living in Ashington, Newbiggin, Lynemouth and Warkworth.

With two more schools set to join us before the end of this year, we’re at a critical stage in our business development and we need to ensure that we have the right people in place to support us on our journey.

The Trust is at the heart of the local communities it serves. We are determined to secure the best education for the children in our schools and to this end, we need to have the best governance. This means having trustees and governors with a diverse range of backgrounds and viewpoints to help support and challenge our staff in delivering a high quality education. It also means having individuals on our boards with relevant skills along with the time and commitment to make a difference. We want our governing bodies to be inclusive and rooted in our communities so that they are representative and make best use of the talented people we have locally.

If this sounds like something that you, a friend or relative, or perhaps even a colleague might be interested in exploring further, we would love to hear from you.

Skills/experience we’re particularly looking for in our Trustees/Governors:

  • Finance and accounting experience
  • HR experience
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding
  • Knowledge of SEND
  • Previous experience in education (curriculum planning etc)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Business management expertise
  • Previous experience of Chairing meetings desirable
  • Individuals from BAME communities encouraged to apply

We will shortly be hosting a series of open events where you can find out more about governance at NCEAT.

To register your interest, please email Lesley Dalby, Governance Manager at lesley.dalby@ncea.org.uk or call 01670 816111 extension 368.