Role Description

The Chair’s role is to provide leadership to the Board and the Schools to ensure that the Trustees fulfil their duties and responsibilities for the proper governance of the Schools.

  • Chair the Board meetings to ensure proper and efficient conduct and hold overall responsibility for guiding the governance of the Schools to the highest possible standards
  • Lead the Board to ensure the long term future of the Schools is secure, their performance and risks are monitored, and all regulatory and legal compliance requirements are met
  • Ensure that the Board, together with the Heads and DOF, have agreed a clear vision, and a strategic plan with supporting aims and objectives, both short and long term
  • In collaboration with Local Committee Chairs, and the Chair of FAIR, provide support for the Heads and DOF, meeting regularly and listening as a ‘critical friend’ and, when appropriate, challenging the Executive on behalf of and as agreed by the Board
  • Maintain close links with and ensure effective relationships with Vice Chair the Local Committee Chairs, Heads, DOF and Chairs of committees, with clear communication, decisions, and lines of responsibility
  • Attend other committee meetings and Local Committee meetings as appropriate and actively join in the life of the Schools; being a spokesperson and supporter of the Schools in the wider community and public domain
  • Share a commitment to the Schools’ ethos and values and be aligned with the Mission

Term of Appointment:

This is a three year term, with the possibility to be renewed once for another term of three years.

Time Commitment:

We anticipate the time commitment to be around 4 days a month. In addition, the Chair is welcome and encouraged to engage with the busy lives of our Schools by attending some of the many events and fixtures which make up the Schools’ years.


The role is unremunerated but reasonable, pre-agreed expenses will be reimbursed.


Bath, with some travel to Gibraltar

Start Date:

Our new  Chair will take up post in September 2024. However, there is scope for this to be earlier should it be appropriate.

In accordance with the Equality Act 2010, it is a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the post holder be committed to the Christian faith as a Roman Catholic or as a member of another Christian denomination.