Trustees wanted – The Denbigh Alliance

The Denbigh Alliance in Milton Keynes seeks two non-executives/directors with demonstrated experience in change management, corporate governance or human resources to join its board. Board meetings are held in Milton Keynes when safe to do so.

The Academy Ambassadors programme brings the expertise of the business world onto boards at multi-academy trusts (MATs) throughout the country to raise standards of education and improve the life chances of young people, which is critical to our social and economic success.

The opportunity

The Denbigh Alliance is currently made up of two schools. Denbigh School is well-established and also hosts a Teaching School, School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) a Maths Hub and a Computing Hub and thus provides outreach and support to a number of schools across the area. In recent months the Executive Team have worked hard to open a brand new school, Watling Academy, which welcomed its first intake to temporary accommodation in September 2020 and will move to its permanent home in a brand new building when completed in Spring 2021.

The board seeks two business leaders with board level experience in

  • human resources or
  • corporate governance or
  • change management

As a key member of the board you will support the trust in achieving the following over the next 12 – 24 months:

  • Sustainable and manageable Trust growth
  • To ensure a firm foundation for the brand-new Watling Academy and ensure a smooth transfer to its permanent location, supporting its growth to full capacity of 1800 students
  • Recruiting and retaining skilled trustees to support and challenge the Board and the Executive Team.

Register interest in this position

Closing date: 2nd February 2021

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MK Play Association need Trustees!

Are you an effective trustee? Can you help one of MK’s oldest independent charities?

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MKPA would like to meet you

By stepping into this role, you will be helping to ensure MKPA’s ongoing sustainability, and therefore allow MKPA to continue to provide support to other local community groups, organisations and families in and around Milton Keynes.

Whilst, not a ‘frontline’ charity, MKPA is a vital part of the community by providing affordable resources and services to local children, families, carers, nurseries, schools in addition to other local community groups such as Guides and Scout , youth clubs and SEND support groups and in 2021 will celebrate it’s 50th year of operation.

What’s in it for you?

This volunteer role, although challenging, would be highly rewarding to see MKPA through this difficult period and into it’s next phase. It gives the volunteer the opportunity to share their business expertise and enable positive change.

In addition, to the benefit the local community would derive from MKPA’s sustainability, you would be instrumental in securing a future for our small, dedicated staff team.

Interested?

MKPA are eager to find experienced individuals to join the Executive Team and make a positive impact in enabling the charity to further develop it’s vision of a world where children find themselves through play by ‘Making Play Happen and Making Play Matter’.

As a member of the Executive Team, you will have joint responsibility for steering MKPA’s business strategy and policies, thereby ensuring its future sustainability (full role responsibilities available on request).

We are looking for people who can offer experience in any of the following areas:

  • Governance
  • Business Planning/Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising

You are somebody who likes to get stuck in, values learning through play in childhood development and has a passion for people and the local community.

In conjunction with your fellow board members, you must be able to assess the immediate needs of the organisation and implement changes to make a rapid and positive impact, taking into account the operational challenges of supporting a medium sized charity.

Want to find out more?

If you are interested in applying for a Trustee role or would like to find out more, please contact Sarah Keen via email sarah@mkpa.co.uk or call on 01908 263033.

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