Governance Support Adviser – to start as soon as possible (April 2019)
Permanent role, term time only, variable hours per week including after school meetings / unsociable hours
Anticipated salary Grade E range (£2,996 to £3,399 for 300 hours over the course of three terms each year)
This is a new post developed to provide capacity to delivering effective governance support across the Trust and our schools.
The role will primarily provide a clerking and advisory service to the Trustees and the local governing boards of the schools within the Trust, as well as ensuring the effective administration of all aspects of corporate governance to support the Chief Operations Officer.
You role may also include support in connection with information governance, data protection, freedom of information, communication and marketing, embedding equalities and diversity across the Trust.
Ideally you will have completed or be studying for a recognised Clerk’s Development / Training Programme as we believe that the Clerk has a professional role to play in enabling effective governance throughout our multi-academy-trust. It is essential that you have previous experience as a Clerk and have highly effective time management, planning and organisational skills to ensure that the Trust and the school’s business runs smoothly. As a clear and fluent communicator, you will have excellent literacy skills and be able to draft a wide range of written communications. Knowledge of data protection, freedom of information, legislation in relation to school and academies would be an advantage.
It is essential that you are able to travel between the school sites through Tameside and Derbyshire. Initially your work will be to support the six schools within the Trust. All local governing body meetings are held at the schools and Trustee meetings are held at one of the six schools too. We do expect our Trust to grow but expect this to continue to be focused in the north-west and to develop from our Tameside and Derbyshire schools.
The role will involve working during normal school hours and also working early evenings during term-time to clerk meetings and where appropriate attend training and briefing sessions arranged outside or with schools in the Trust. There is flexibility within the role to work the hours to support the formal meetings and to prepare and write up the information after the meetings.
We provide membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.
Victorious Academies Trust has a commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. We have robust processes and procedures to reduce risk and continuously promote a positive culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. The Governance Support Adviser post will be required to share this commitment. Recruitment to this post is subject to our Trust’s Safer Recruitment Process. The post will require an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
A completed application form must be submitted by 12noon on 25th February2019 by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortlisting will take place on 25th February 2019. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Thursday 28th February 2019 at Inspire Academy, Ashton under Lyne.
Job description/ Person specification.pdf