1. The De Curci Trust


Springfield School

The Trust seeks a Trustee (Non-Executive Director) to join the Board who ideally has a professional background in: • Education (school, college or university); • Surveying / Construction; or • Public Sector Management.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

Created in April 2017, the De Curci Trust comprises three local schools: Solent Infant School , Solent Junior School and Springfield School (secondary). All three schools are currently rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. Based in Portsmouth, The De Curci Trust has over 1700 students on roll across all three schools.

The role

​The ideal person will work collaboratively with other Trustees, Local Governors and staff to maintain a high standard of education for all pupils. This includes oversight of the monitoring and improvement of performance and the achievement of objectives; ensuring compliance with legislation, company and charity law whilst ensuring sound financial and administrative management of the trust.

Person Specification

The competencies required for this role include:


· Organisational leadership / governance

· Commitment to holistic, inclusive education

· Demonstrable commitment to the Nolan Principles

· ‘Team player’, approachable, effective communicator


· Professional background in education/construction/surveying/public sector management

· Finance/audit experience

· Legal/due diligence experience

· Organisational growth/merger experience

The De Curci Trust is eager to appoint a Trustee with governance (or relevant leadership) experience from either the private, public or third sectors. The Trust seeks a team player who can make impartial decisions when working on behalf of all pupils and other stakeholders. The Trust would particularly welcome applicants from an ethnic minority, as they are underrepresented within the Trust at this level.

Candidates must have integrity and follow the Nolan Principles of Public Life, fulfilling the role with professionalism and diligence. Ideal candidates will be capable of acting as a ‘critical friend’, providing support and challenge to the executive team, and acting fairly and without prejudice. They will be committed to attending meetings and visiting the schools and colleagues, as appropriate.

Early applications welcome prior to closing date please contact Danielle Skinner, Company Secretary and Governance Professional if you would like an informal discussion or interview at early stage.

Email: Danielle.Skinner@thedecurcitrust.co.uk

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