Becoming a Non-Executive Director

Becoming a Non-Executive Director with Lydiate Learning Trust

The Non-Executive Director role in a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) is profoundly rewarding as it allows you to make a real impact on;

  • Raising standards in schools thereby improving the calibre of school leavers, supporting the wider regional economy;
  • Helping the next generation secure their future;
  • Improving the life chances of young people,

It will also help you to;

  • Gain unparalleled strategic leadership experience, utilising your expertise in a completely new sector;
  • Gain company and charity non-executive experience.

You will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Preparing the Trust for the future, in an ever changing landscape.
  • Holding Executive Leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation, making sure all public money is well spent.

Time Commitment

Directors are required to attend at least 2 x LLT Board meetings per term of 2 hours each with around 1.5 hours of pre-reading required for each.

You may also be asked to serve on a sub-committee that meets once per Term and/or participate in ad hoc committees as required.

Appointment is subject to employment checks including with the DBS.

Like to know more?
If you would like to express interest in becoming a Non-Executive Director or get to know more about the role, please contact
  • Deborah Moss MSc, MPCIPD
  • Senior Governance Professional, Lydiate Learning Trust
  • Email:
  • Mobile: 07853 140 551




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