Board Directors

Ref: 4819

Independent Schools Inspectorate


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Role Managed by:

Harriet Howlett

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6274


Primary Practice Group: Schools and Education Organisations

Salary & Benefits: Unremunerated though reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed

Closing Date: 29/10/2020

The ISI is an important part of the regulatory process for independent schools, assuring high standards of education and pupil welfare and seeking to build on the knowledge gained thorough inspection to share best practice, both within the independent sector and through closer working with the maintained sector. We are a mission driven organisation, and safeguarding children is at the heart of everything we do, so they can reach their full potential and thrive in an ever-changing world.

Following a governance review last year, the ISI moved from a primarily representative governance structure to a fully independent skills-based Board. The new Board is now established, and the Board Directors are all highly skilled, experienced and committed. Each Board Director is deeply passionate about education and safeguarding children. 

We now seek two additional Board Directors to join our Board. We are open to hearing from individuals from a range of backgrounds, experiences and skillsets. Candidates are likely to come from a variety of sectors and each will bring a particular range of skills. Senior leaders bringing the following experience would be particularly desirable:

  • Experience and understanding of the safeguarding of children.
  • Leading and embedding diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Managing communications in a complex stakeholder environment.

The ISI is committed to being more representative of the communities that we serve at governance level and would therefore particularly welcome interest from those who would increase the diversity of our Board.

If you have a passion for the importance of education, both to the children in our schools and to wider society, and share our ambitions and values, we would be delighted to hear from you.

ISI is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the Board expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post.

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