Governors for Schools have just launched a bespoke Trustee Recruitment Service, to address the growing need for skilled trustees. Led by newly appointed Head of Trustee Recruitment, David Ardill, the service will help fill academy trust board vacancies with diverse and talented volunteers from across the country.
The sector has been in need of a dedicated trustee recruitment resource for several months since the New Schools Network elected to turn down the Department of Education’s (DfE) offer to make its Academy Ambassadors Programme a preferred supplier.
Governors or Schools made the decision to step in and replace the recruitment service and the charity will harness the extensive knowledge and experience of several key members of the Academy Ambassadors team - ensuring the sector continues to receive a high-quality service.
Hannah Stolton, CEO of Governors for Schools, says: “The launch of our Trustee Recruitment Service represents an exciting milestone in the development of Governors for Schools. We’re committed to adapting to the shifting needs of the education sector and believe the service will play an important role in our growth.
We’re also thrilled to have David Ardill heading up our trustee recruitment operations. He gained significant knowledge and experience with the sector-leading Academy Ambassadors Programme, and is perfectly positioned to carry on his fantastic work with Governors for Schools. I encourage you to discover more about David’s story and introduction to the charity on our website.”
The Trustee Recruitment Service helps academy trust boards find high-calibre volunteers through tailored matching efforts. Governors for Schools uses a suite of recruitment tools to find and place volunteers from the corporate, third, and education sectors, ensuring that every match is targeted and fulfils trusts’ current and future needs.
The charity considers several factors when matching volunteers and schools, including skills, experience level, and values. It also works closely with trusts looking to diversify their boards, helping them recruit people from a wide range of backgrounds.