Joining a board of trustees is a great way of boosting your career. Not only does it enhance your CV but you’re also adding to your own skillset. And if you choose to join the board of an educational organisation, you are directly contributing to the future success of thousands of children.

Diverse Academies Trust is a charity and company limited by guarantee, overseen by a board of trustees. The board is responsible for ensuring the Trust meets its statutory obligations and sets the strategic direction for an organisation that comprises approximately 7,800 students and over 1,100 staff.

Of course, it’s a hugely rewarding form of voluntary work, but being part of a multi-academy trust board could also be good for your career.

Enhance your CV

Holding a position on a board of any kind tells prospective employers that your skills and experience are highly valued. It marks you out as a leader in your field, whether that’s in HR, marketing, finance or any other area.

You don’t need to be a leader in education to join a board of trustees for a multi-academy trust – we want people with diverse skills, fresh perspectives and new ideas that complement the experience of our executive leadership team.

Add to your skillset

Working at board level is a great way of expanding your skillset. Strategic analysis, troubleshooting, and stakeholder negotiation are just some of the skills our board members use in their role. You’ll be exposed to a wide variety of people working in different roles at all levels of the organisation, and the people skills you will gain are transferrable to other industries and roles.

A force for change

If you’re passionate about education, then becoming a board member is a great opportunity to drive change in this sector. The board of trustees is responsible for setting the Trust’s vision, ethos and strategic direction. A rewarding and valuable role, our trustees are also responsible for:

  • holding executive leaders to account for educational and financial performance
  • maintaining stability and the management of a dynamic structure
  • contributing to financial planning for sustainability and potential growth

Diverse Academies Trust is looking for people to join its board of trustees. If you’d like to know more about the role and how you can apply, send us an email at