The Education Achievement Service (EAS) is commissioned by the five local
authorities in South East Wales to provide a school improvement service. The
centralised model of service delivery that has been adopted across the region has
enabled efficiencies to be realised, economies of scale to be secured, particularly in
relation to avoiding duplication of functions and the ability to secure a range of
educational expertise within the region. The talent and expertise that resides in
schools within and beyond the region is incentivised and used effectively to support
professional learning and school improvement activity.
Our vision is to ensure that there is excellent leadership and provision in schools and
settings across the region to inspire and motivate all our young people to be the best
they can be. We work in partnership with a wide range of school leaders to ensure that
our schools and settings are well led and that they provide the best possible climate
for excellence in teaching and learning.
We are an ambitious organisation and are now looking for new people to join and
strengthen our board to help us to achieve our aims. We are particularly looking for
people from senior leadership backgrounds who can provide strategic insight and
challenge our thinking in supporting and developing the biggest education reform in
Wales for many a decade. An educational background would be useful but not
essential and we are seeking experience in the areas of finance, HR and policy
We offer a full induction programme and ongoing training in all aspects of governance
as well as mentoring, guidance and feedback from our experienced Chair. The post is
unremunerated (we will pay directly incurred travel expenses) and expectations are
that you’ll take an ongoing interest in our work, prepare for and attend board meetings
and attend ad hoc meetings and training as arranged.
Board meetings take place quarterly and so the time commitment required is unlikely
to be more than six days per year. In the current climate these are carried out virtually
through Microsoft Teams.
The term will be for one year in the first instance and then extended for a further two
years, subject to performance. We are keen to ensure that we have a good balance
of skills on the board and so appointments will be made to enhance the attributes that
we have and will not necessarily be down to personal ability.
If you want more information about the role, please contact Geraint Willington via email
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying, please download an application pack.
Closing Date: 12 noon on 27th November 2020.
You are welcome to submit your application in English or in Welsh. Each application will be
The Education Achievement Service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Start Date: As soon as possible