Vacancy for Trustees

SGS Academy Trust

Discover the benefits of joining SGS Academy Trust

Join South Gloucestershire and Stroud Academy Trust and be part of educating the workforce of the future, whilst receiving training and development to support your transition into an exciting new career.

We’re really keen to hear from enthusiastic, committed potential employees of the future. For our part, we will provide you with a rewarding career and the development and support you need to make this transition successful.

You will become part of the SGS family, which includes other schools within the Trust and SGS College.

Many valuable staff benefits. Including:

  • Free Parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted shopping benefits
  • Excellent Pension Schemes: Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for Corporate staff and Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS) for academic staff
  • Access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources via SGS College’s occupational health portal.

What support is available to me?

You will be invited to attend our comprehensive induction programme and get up to date with all statutory and mandatory training. You will be entitled to a selection of training and development opportunities to support your professional and personal development.

Exciting opportunity for Trustees to join South Gloucestershire and Stroud Academy Trust

Why become a Trustee?

SGS Academy Trust, sponsored by SGS College is a distinctive Multi Academy Trust provider of secondary and specialist education in greater Gloucestershire. Comprising of SGS Berkeley Green UTC, SGS Pegasus Special School for students on the Autistic Spectrum, Forest High School and SGS Parkfield- a new free school opening in 2023.  We recognise the importance of placing our students at the centre of everything we do and for preparing them for progression into mainstream secondary or tertiary education, apprenticeships or higher education, and employment.

Trustees, working with the Trust Executive, have a key role to play in leading the Trust to achieve its Vision and Strategic Aims, excellence in our teaching and all learning experiences and positively promote and nurture the academic, moral, social, physical and creative growth of the children in our care.

To support us achieve our exciting growth agenda and strategic objectives, we would like to attract new Trustees to join our Trust.

The role of a Trustee is interesting, varied and rewarding. You will have an important part to play in setting the strategic direction of the Trust, ensuring accountability for the use of public funds and monitoring and evaluating the Trust’s performance.

The Trust welcomes all applications and is keen to involve people of all ages and cultural backgrounds and strongly encourages applications from under-represented groups and from all sections of the communities served.

Our existing Trustees operate on a voluntary basis they are dedicated to making a positive contribution to the development of Education in the area.

If you would like to explore the opportunity further, including talking to some of our existing Trustees, please visit the website or contact Kath Lee, Clerk and Company Secretary to the Trust on 07813 993 908 or e-mail

Feedback from some of our Trustees:
➢ Being a Trustee has given me a great insight into the strategic priorities of the further education sector and
allows me the opportunity to make a tangible difference to the experience of our learners. Christopher Berry
➢ Being a Trustee has enabled me to give back to the local community. SGSAT is a great Trust with fantastic
students and dedicated staff and senior team to work with. Lynne Craig
➢ I feel being a Trustee has helped me assist our Trust in shaping the futures of our students, and provide
every opportunity for them to reach their full potential. Stephen Winstone

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Date Posted: 09/06/2021

Deadline for applications: 30/09/2021

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