Parent Director Vacancy

If you are passionate about education and want to make a lasting impact on the lives of young learners, this is an excellent opportunity to make a true difference.

We are looking for someone in Suffolk to join our team as a Parent Director on the board of our dynamic and forward-thinking multi-academy educational trust.

Being a Parent Director is a challenging but hugely rewarding role. It will give you the chance to make a real difference to young people, give something back to the local community and to use and develop your skills in a board-level environment.

The closing date for expression of interest is 31 October 2023.

Person specification

To be considered for this position you must have the following:

  • A child at one of Paradigm’s four Ipswich schools (Piper’s Vale Primary, Murrayfield Primary, Ipswich Academy or Woodbridge Road Academy).
  • An interest in, and commitment to the education of our students.

There are no formal qualifications needed.

How much time will I have to commit?

In each academic year, the Board of Directors usually meets around nine times, with meetings starting at 18:00 and usually lasting for two hours. You will also have to complete training, particularly in the area of safeguarding and child protection. Our Company Secretary will give you a bespoke induction and guide you through the first few months. A Director serves for a term of four years.

Take the next step

Full details about the role can found in this downloadable information pack.

To apply for the role, or just to find out more, contact: If you are applying, please express your interest (maximum of 500 words). This should include the name of your child, the school they attend and confirm you meet the eligibility criteria, enclose your CV and let us know if you have any particular skills or interests that would make you a suitable candidate for the role.

Last updated October 16, 2023