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River Learning Trust is a multi-academy trust responsible for 22 schools in Oxfordshire and Swindon and a school centred initial teacher training provider. We are looking for a new Trustee and are inviting applications from anyone who would like to join the nine other Board members in taking forward this successful enterprise.

We aim for excellence in all our schools, sharing expertise to improve education for all our students quickly and sustainably.

Trustees are responsible for the strategic oversight and direction of the Trust and all its schools and entities.  They set the vision and policies for the Trust, ensure the quality of education, and manage the Trust’s finances and property. They have legal obligations for the proper conduct of the business of the Trust, and accountability to the government. 

Our Trustees meet as a full board five times a year and in committees once a term. Once or twice a year they also attend a meeting of the governing body of one of our schools, and we have an annual event for all our governors and Trustees.

The Trust Board needs members with a range of skills and experience. We are looking for someone with experience of developing organisational strategy and the ability to see the wider context for the work of the Trust and challenge us to do better. Governance experience in other settings would be helpful. Applications from members of the BAME community are particularly welcome.

For further details please contact Louise Askew, Head of Governance and Compliance, by email at:, or telephone 07970 678962. Or go to our website and download an information pack from the recruitment page 

The River Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff, Trustees and Members to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter setting out how your experience, knowledge and skills meet the requirements of the role to 

Applications close at 12:00 midday on Tuesday 10th November 2020.  Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing Monday 23rd November 2020.

Page Documents Date  
Application Form - Support Staff 29th Nov 2019 Download
Application Form - Teaching Staff 29th Nov 2019 Download
Employment of Ex Offenders 22nd Aug 2018 Download
Secure Storage Disclosure Certificates 22nd Aug 2018 Download
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 09th Dec 2019 Download