Shireland Learning Limited Director vacancy

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Are you passionate about education and eager to drive positive change in the lives of young learners? Shireland Learning Limited (SLL), a school-based, education-focused company within Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, is seeking a dedicated director to join our dynamic team. As a director, you will have the opportunity to lead and shape the future of our organisation in line with our mission statement: 

“Leading change, promoting partnership; Sustaining growth, improving services.” 

About Shireland Learning Limited:

SLL is a vital component of the Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, supporting approximately 70 schools both within and outside the Trust. We prioritise the reinvestment of all profits generated directly back into the academies within our Trust, benefiting the students we serve. Additionally, SLL provides services to academies in the Trust at significantly reduced rates compared to commercial alternatives. 

As a Director, you will oversee various back-office services provided by SLL to academies in the Trust, including human resources, finance, e-learning and gateways, as well as the Literacy for Life and Excite, Explore, Excel Learning curriculums. Our collaborative partnership with academies, teaching schools and research schools enables us to provide successful school improvement services throughout the West Midlands and beyond. 

Why become A Director?

As a director at SLL, you will play a crucial role in driving strategic direction and ensuring the highest standards of educational provision. This is a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact, shape policies, and support the growth and development of SLL. 


  • Attend three Board of Directors meetings per year.
  • Lead and guide the organisation’s operations to deliver exceptional services. 
  • Collaborate with executive leaders to drive innovation and educational excellence. 
  • Oversee financial management and ensure sustainable growth. 
  • Develop and nurture strong partnerships within the education sector. 

Skills and experience:

We are actively seeking a director who demonstrates a strong commitment to education and possesses expertise in finance, HR, and operational management. While these areas are highly valued, we also encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences in education. Your passion for education and desire to contribute to the success of our Trust are equally important to us. 

Support and development:

At SLL, we recognise the value of ongoing professional development. As a director, you will receive support from our internal training plan and have access to a range of resources to enhance your role and expand your expertise. Additionally, external resources such as the NGA (National Governance Association) will be made available to you. 

How to apply

If you are ready to join our passionate team and contribute to the success of Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust or would like to find out more information, please contact Joanne Cook, Governance Manager, at We look forward to hearing from you! 

Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust is committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunities. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs.