Closing Date: Wednesday 18 September 2019
The Latymer Foundation at Hammersmith supports two independent schools in West London: Latymer Upper School and Latymer Prep School, both of which are lively and energetic co-educational day schools situated in Hammersmith. With 1400 highly able and academically ambitious students, both schools offer an exceptional educational experience, surroundings and facilities. The work of the Foundation has taken many different guises but is always underpinned by the Board’s wish to ensure that both schools and the Foundation prioritise social mobility through the provision of access to an outstanding education. Latymer Upper, which is the larger of the two schools, has received a range of accolades for its work in delivering this, and is recognised as a leader in both the provision of bursaries and its work in partnership with the maintained sector.
The Latymer Foundation is now looking to appoint two Trustees to its Board. These are hugely rewarding voluntary roles providing a unique opportunity to support both Schools whilst also shaping the vision and direction for the Foundation as a whole. It is a chance to join a board of dynamic, imaginative and forward-thinking people, and work with highly committed and successful senior leadership teams. What drives them all is a belief in the power of the Foundation to improve lives, and a willingness to think and approach things differently. As such, you will not only be a Governor to two successful independent schools, but you will be a trustee for a charity focussed on tackling disadvantage.
One of these appointments will be made from the higher education sector and one will offer experience in education and/or the young people sector that would be deemed relevant to the Foundation. This might include someone with experience of social mobility, mental health in children and young people, or education policy and research. There is an openness to consider people for whom this might be their first non-executive role, and the necessary support and mentoring would be available to enable such a person to make such a move successfully.
Beyond this, the foundation would welcome expressions of interest from those with senior level experience, exposure to strategy development, intellectual capability and a willingness to contribute to decision making; the capability to understand the financial, risk and business aspects of the Foundation and the two schools; and a strong commitment to the mission of the Latymer Foundation.
You can learn more about the foundation here: https://www.latymerfoundation.org, about Latymer Upper School here: https://www.latymer-upper.org/and about Latymer Prep here: https://www.latymerprep.org/.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Latymer Upper School on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference CAGACA. Applications should be received by noon on Wednesday 18 September 2019. Candidates who reach the final stages will be asked to complete an application form.