Chair of Trustees Altus Education Partnership

Satis Education

  • N/A
  • Greater Manchester / North West
  • Voluntary
  • Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Chair of Trustees

Altus Education Partnership


Location: Rochdale

Closing date: Friday 19th April 2024 at 9:00am


Altus Education Partnership is seeking to appoint a strategic and forward-looking Chair of Trustees to give direction to the board of directors/trustees and enable the board to fulfil its responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the Trust.


Altus Education Partnership is a Multi Academy Trust established in April 2017 by the governing body of Rochdale Sixth Form College, an outstanding A level provider established in 2010.

Our central purpose is to help all our students across all our schools and colleges to realise their academic potential. We believe every young person can succeed and we devote ourselves to improving student achievement through high-quality teaching and student support.

Through a culture of mutual respect, positive behaviour and high standards, we aim to inspire and engage all pupils, regardless of prior attainment or social background. Through a thriving family of Altus schools and colleges, we are committed to not only building student aspirations and futures, but also to regenerating communities.

The development of the Trust stemmed from a commitment to raising aspirations and improving the life chances of young people throughout the borough of Rochdale. In 2019 the Trust was successful in its application to open a new free school, the Edgar Wood Academy, which serves the local community in Middleton and Heywood.

The Chair of Trustees plays a vital leading role in setting the direction and structures for the Trust. They support the development of positive working relationships between the board, the executive leaders and the Trust staff.

The Chair of the Trust will be leading an experienced team of skilled trustees and will have the support of a professional Director of Governance.

The role holder will be:

·       An effective chair with the ability to fulfil strategic non-executive leadership roles;

·       Mindful of their responsibilities under equality legislation and to the role of governing boards in contributing to the wider education system in an increasingly diverse society.

The Chair of Trustees will:

·       Provide leadership and direction to the board of trustees and enables the board to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the trust;

·       Ensure that the trust pursues its Objects as defined in its articles of association, charity law, company law, public law and other relevant legislation/regulations determined by the Education and Skills Funding Agency;

·       Work in partnership with the CEO to support the employees, helping them achieve the aims of the trust; and to optimise the relationship between the board of trustees and the staff;

·       Facilitate the Board of Trustees to make excellent, well-rounded and considered strategic decisions.


If you have the requisite experience for the role, and share our passion and commitment to helping young people realise their academic potential, we’d love to hear from you.

To find out more and register your interest for the role, please visit  

If you have any questions or queries about the role, please do not hesitate to get in touch by contacting Helen Stevenson at Satis Education on 07729 024631 or email

·       The closing date for application is: Friday 19th April 2024 at 9:00am

·       Interviews will be held: To be confirmed  


Altus Education Partnership  is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. An enhanced disclosure from the DBS will be required for all roles. All candidates will also be subject to an online search for information about you as part of our due diligence and commitment to safeguarding.

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