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Governance Development Officer

PIMLICO ACADEMY, Lupus Street, London, Greater London, SW1V 3AT
Future Academies
Full Time
£35,239 - £37,176
13th April 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
17th May 2022 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1229103

Governance Development Officer

Contract: Full time, permanent

Salary: £35,239 - £37,176

Start Date: As soon as possible

Reporting to: Head of MAT Development

Line management of: Clerking provision

Close working with: Trust central team, Principals, LGB governors and trustees

Future Academies is seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the role of Governance Development Officer.

The role arises from the development of our central function in response to the growth of the trust.

We are seeking a highly organised individual with a good eye for detail ready to work with a team of highly motivated professionals.


The purpose of the role is to provide support in discharging strategic and operational functions around governance. The primary function of this role is to adhere to the Department for Education (DfE) and Clerking Competency Framework guidance that outlines the requirements and expectations for a professional clerking service within a Multi Academy Trust, whilst also providing a wider administrative support service to the Trust Executive leadership team.

The role involves supporting the governance and statutory compliance requirements placed upon the Trust to ensure that governance meetings and governance training is undertaken in a professional and effective manner and satisfy all statutory and regulatory requirements.

To have responsibility for the organisation of a defined number of governance meetings, through the design, implementation, and maintenance of effective governance systems. Having responsibility for liaison with all stakeholders (Trustees, Governors, Executive Directors, Principals, parents, colleagues, and other meeting attendees) involved in governance meetings providing governance advice on compliance requirements, meeting arrangements and procedural rules.

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to manage governance issues within a regulated environment
  • Experience of working within a customer-focused culture, interpreting procedural guidelines to resolve enquires
  • The ability to draft articulate and accurate documentation for a variety of stakeholders
  • A willingness to work closely with senior Trust executives, with the ability to prioritise a multitude of tasks
  • High professional standards and personal integrity.

The application deadline is on Monday 16th May. Interviews will take place from Thursday 19th May.


Safeguarding Statement:

Future Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To this end both an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a Barred List check are required for this role. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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