Chair of Council
Our Chair, Juliet Humphries, is standing down in July 2023 at the end of her eight-year term as Chair of Council during which she has tirelessly led Council and supported the Executive with vision and wisdom. We are now seeking an exceptional and experienced Chair to join us, one who can lead our committed Council and support our talented Executive team as we continue to meet the constantly evolving opportunities and challenges of providing an outstanding education in a complex contemporary world.
We are open to your professional background, so long as you bring effective governance experience, strategic thinking, strong commercial acumen and experience of leading change. Importantly, you will also share our commitment to the benefits of an all-girls’ education for young women today. You will need to be in touch with the realities of life for our students as they move through their school careers and on to higher education and their working lives and be ambitious for what GDST can achieve for our reputation and impact, as well as for opportunities for innovation.
We seek a strong communicator who can represent the Trust internally across our school communities and externally, we are looking for someone who will embrace this role with energy and commitment, working closely with the Chief Executive to recruit new Heads for our schools and being visible to our school governing bodies.
To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:
- A CV (no more than three sides).
- A supporting statement (no more than two sides) that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the knowledge and experience criteria.
Closing date is Friday 21st October 2022
If selected, you will be invited to meet with our advising consultants during w/c 31st October and w/c 7th November 2022.
Agreement of the final shortlist will take place on the 14th November 2022 with meetings at GDST Head Office in Victoria, London on 18th November and 28th November 2022.