Future Academies is a Multi-Academy Trust, established in 2008 and sponsored by Lord and Lady Nash’s charity, Future. Future Academies was founded with the aim of improving the life chances and raising the aspirations of young people. The Trust’s motto, ‘Libertas per Cultum’ (‘Freedom through Education’), is the clearest distillation of Future Academies’ vision for education: to grant students freedom from deprivation, prejudice or ignorance, as well as to endow them with the freedom to question, to choose, and to excel.
To achieve these goals, the Trust believes in the power of a first-rate, knowledge-rich curriculum: such an education is the best foundation for helping young people to succeed and overcome social barriers, irrespective of their backgrounds or starting points.
Future Academies currently comprises of ten schools, across London and Hertfordshire. It also has its own Curriculum Centre, where researchers develop high-quality curriculum resources which are designed with knowledge at their heart, and which give young people access to the best that has been thought, known and said.
Since its formation in 2008, the Trust has carefully selected its projects, taking on the running of failing schools and turning them around. Working with young people who are often materially and socially deprived, Future Academies seeks to provide a first-rate education and to raise ambitions at all its schools. Their aim is for young people to leave their schools ready to take their place in the world - well-educated, motivated and with strong leadership skills, personally accomplished and determined to make a positive and lasting contribution to the world they step into. They firmly believe that a child’s background should not be a barrier to success and those who work for the Trust are committed to delivering an education that broadens students’ horizons in a truly transformative way.
We are seeking to appoint a dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced Senior Governance Officer who is able to provide outstanding administrative and advisory support to our high performing governing bodies. You will act as clerk to all of the trusts governing bodies, arranging and taking the record at meetings as well as offering support and advice on governance issues, policy guidance and training.
The Senior Governance Officer acts in the role of advisor to the Board and supports the Chief Executive and Development Lead in the oversight of good governance and procedural matters, working closely with the Chairman to ensure the smooth running of all meetings.
Candidates will need to be highly organised, pro-active and self-motivated with excellent communication skills. All applicants will need excellent IT skills and have experience of recording and preparing minutes and agendas.
If you are interested in applying for this role, please click on "Fast Apply" to complete an online application form. Further details of the role and specific responsibilities can be found in the attached Applicant Information Pack.
Please note that Future Academies reserves the right to shortlist and interview before the closing date if a suitable candidate applies for the post.
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.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.