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Governance Development Officer

Education - Non School

Governor Services

Bolton Council

Salary: Grade.G.. £26,999  - £30,507  Pro rata
Hours: 37 Hours per week  Term time plus 2 weeks
Contract: Permanent

The Governance Development Officer post play a vital role in supporting the development of governors, trustees and  boards through training, information sharing, clerking and self evaluation to enable them to effectively fulfil their strategic role in school improvement.

The successful candidate will be working alongside governing and trust boards in a bid to develop and cultivate their understanding of effective strategic leadership, through review, assessment and guided learning. They should have experience in presenting information effectively to a wide range of people including public speaking. The post holder should have excellent written and verbal skills, be able to analyse, assimilate, interpret and apply complex information, particularly governance legislation and procedures. There will be an expectation that the successful candidate provide clerking support, including minute taking to a small allocation of boards.

This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career in school and academy governance by joining a small but dedicated team of Governance Professionals.  The Council’s Governance Services Team is a highly respected service that maintains and develops effective provision for all governors, trustees and leaders within the Bolton family, and provides access to good quality value for money services in order to strengthen strategic leadership and accountability in schools. The Service aims to empower governors and trustees by providing clerking support, training and development in order for them to confidently and effectively conduct their roles.

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This post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as per the person specification.

This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. That means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority, giving you access to our service-related benefits.

To see if you are suited to this role, please review the job description

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25th Jul 2019