Schools across the country are seeking non-executive directors with a background in finance, legal, HR, operations and general management, and these roles provide an excellent leadership development for senior staff.

The roles develop a range of leadership competencies, including financial stewardship, reputation and change management. Knowledge of education is not required, induction is provided and those joining academy boards become part of the influential ‘Academy Ambassador’ network of business leaders that includes Sir Mike Rake of BT and Nikki King of Isuzu.

Nurole regularly posts new roles in education across the country and we really need your help to find great talent. To read more about current opportunities and to recommend people click on the ‘roles’ or 'recommend’ tabs above.

If you are looking for senior executive and non-executive director roles, Nurole's innovative recruitment platform can help.

Here's a recent letter from Lord Nash, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools:

"I want to thank you personally for the work that Nurole is doing to help recruit academy non-executive directors.

As you know, it is vital that we bring more business expertise into education. Academy trusts have gained greater autonomy and freedom and are growing, but need the support of excellent non-executive directors with business skills. I am delighted that organisations like Nurole are able to help build bridges between business and academies. My colleague, Sir Theodore Agnew, has been meeting recent recruits, among them some of the Nurole recruits, and it's clear they are making a real difference by bringing improved financial stewardship and sharper business acumen.

Kirsty Watt at Academies Ambassadors continues to enthuse about the calibre of people Nurole brings in. I am particularly pleased that we now have candidates coming through Nurole from the regions, including Bradford and Wakefield. Indeed, we look likely to make some of our most important upcoming appointments through Nurole. Kirsty and the team are working hard to get more trusts ready to recruit and plan for another crop of new adverts on Nurole in early March.

Many thanks again for your time and commitment and for allowing us to work with your extremely impressive network. I look forward to meeting up again soon."

You can find out more about the Academy Ambassadors at

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