1. The De Curci Trust


Portsmouth / Hybrid

Based in Portsmouth, The De Curci Trust seeks a Trustee who ideally has change management, organisational growth, legal/compliance or IT experience to aid potential expansion and to drive continual improvements in school performance.

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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

​Trustees – or non-executive directors – are both charity trustees and company directors of the academy trust; the role is to hold to account the executive and senior leadership team. The board of trustees manages the business of the academy trust and may exercise all the powers of the trust. The trustees ensure compliance with the trust’s charitable objects and with company and charity law.

The ideal person will work collaboratively with other trustees 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.

The competencies required for this role include:


– Corporate Governance / Leadership

– Change Management

– Commitment to holistic, inclusive education

– Team player


– Mergers and acquisitions

– Legal experience

– IT experience

– Compliance experience

– Finance / Audit experience

– Education experience

The De Curci Trust is eager to appoint a non-executive director with corporate governance 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. Applications from individuals with experience leading a growing business or division within a business would be particularly welcomed as would those from a finance, legal, IT or compliance background.

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 and acting fairly and without prejudice. They will be committed to attending meetings and visiting the schools and colleagues, as appropriate.

Time Commitment

~2.5 hours per month (minimum).

Location Description Description Description Description Description Description Description of Board Meetings and Trust Website

The majority of board meetings are held at Springfield School, Central Road, Drayton, Portsmouth, PO6 1QY; some are held on-line.

For more information on the trust, please see their website: https://thedecurcitrust.co.uk/

Governance Structure

For more information with regard to the trust’s governance structure, please see:


Closing Date: Monday 5th June 2023

Supporting document(s)

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