Chief Executive - Governors for Schools
Based in Central London
Competitive salary

The Role

Governors for Schools is a registered charity that supports Schools through providing a network of highly skilled Governors that are drawn from high-performing organisations. It has a national reach and over the last five years it has placed over 10,000 Governors by working with over 50 businesses and 20 Universities to recruit exceptional individuals as governors for Schools. The service it provides is bespoke and tailored to each school and volunteer. It is committed to seeking the right opportunity for each individual and school, through understanding the skill sets of each volunteer, and the knowledge/experience gaps on the requisite governing board.

The role of Chief Executive reports directly to the Board of Trustees and provides leadership and management across all the Charity’s operations nationally, ensuring that it achieves the maximum possible impact within its partner Schools, Universities and Companies. Central to this is maintaining an effective organisational structure and framework that has the right team in operation and the right external relationships in place. Furthermore, whilst Governors for Schools operates from a position of financial strength, long term funding prospects must be considered in order to ensure that sustainable revenue can be attracted.

The new Chief Executive will be an experienced senior manager with demonstrable financial acumen. She/he will be skilled at translating strategy into action and will have experience of developing effective relationships with a diverse range of organisations. Central to this will be an empathy for Education and skills, as well as the ability to deliver demanding objectives amidst competing priorities. This is a high-profile role hence candidates should be confident, articulate and enthusiastic about the prospect of leading a successful, high profile organisation such as this.

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For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners

Elizabeth James


0121 654 5924

Closing date for applications: 15th November

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