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Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership

'Academies in Christ' Part of the Archdiocese of Southwark

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Non-Executive Director / Trustee

Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership is a multi-academy trust of 24 catholic academies across Kent.  The Trust was founded in August 2012 by the Archbishop of Southwark and has gone from strength to strength since its creation comprising of over 9,500 pupils and 1300+ employees.


The Trust is seeking a non-executive director with experience in finance who is willing to travel to Kent for Board and Committee meetings.  


Board meetings are held at our offices in Barham Court, Maidstone six times per year.   Board Committee meetings are also held at the Maidstone office four times per year. We are looking for the non-executive director to be able to commit to attending the Board Meetings and the Finance & Resources Committee Meetings.  


The Trust’s Vision & Values

To find out more about the Trust’s shared vision and values please visit our website: https://www.kcsp.org.uk/the-trusts-shared-vision-strategy/.


Role description

Trustee/Non-Executive Director Trustees – or non-executive directors - are both charity trustees and company directors of the Trust.  The core functions of their role are;

  • to ensure of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • to hold executive leaders to account for the educational and financial performance of the Trust.

Every Director is expected to abide by the Trust’s code of conduct and the seven principles of public life set out by Lord Nolan: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.


To view the Trust’s Governance Handbook and Scheme of Delegation, please visit our website: https://www.kcsp.org.uk/governance-1/



Essential skills (either) • CFO/ Finance • Qualified accountant • IT/ Technology


Desirable • Change management • Growth management • Corporate governance • Strategy development • Procurement or contracts / shared services


Finance: Ideally a qualified accountant, candidates should have experience of financial management from a commercial organisation of the size of a FTSE 250 company or an multi-academy trust.


Ultimately the role could develop to become Chair of the Finance & Resources Committee.

This role is a volunteer role.


How to apply

If you are interested in applying for the role please send your CV and a short expression of interest to  Michelle Boniface, Company Secretary (mboniface@kcsp.org.uk).


Deadline for applications: Friday 15th November 2019

Contact us - Please call 01622 232 662 or email office@kcsp.org.uk

Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership

Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ