Whilst this role is advertised as 36 hours per week/52 weeks per year, there is flexibility to term time working.
Working Pattern: To be discussed at interview.
We are seeking a dedicated and motivated Clerk/Governance Manager with experience in the public sector, particularly within a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) setting, that is looking for a rewarding new role. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing MAT with schools based in Surrey.
To be successful in this role, you will have a thorough grasp of the laws that affect Multi Academy Trusts. You will need to be highly organised, proactive, and enthusiastic, with excellent communication skills. All applicants will need experience in successfully implementing collective strategies and have familiarity with recording and preparing minutes and agendas.
Transferable skills are welcomed, including but not limited to:
• Other governance sectors
• Education consultants
• Senior roles within similar school trusts
• Provide efficient and effective support and advice to the Board of Trustees.
• Coordinating a programme of regular evaluation of the quality of governance, including skills audits and individual reviews for those governing
• Act as a point of communication between the Directors, Members, THPT staff and other stakeholders
• Clerking and arranging all Board and Sub-Committee meetings. These can take place after school or during the early evening.
• Maintain a Register of Interests and advise directors on managing conflicts of interests
• Provide governance training to key personnel (Central teams and at school level)
• Management and establishment of Trust Sub-committees
THPT can offer:
• An opportunity to be part of a dynamic and developing organisation
• Excellent benefit package to include Cycle to Work, Sainsbury’s Loyalty Discount and access to discount schemes
• Fantastic Local Government Pension Scheme, including generous employer contributions
• Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty and Service Awards
All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.
The Howard Partnership Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.
All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.
Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of this advertisement.
“This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.”
Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).