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Governance Manager
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Governance Manager

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London, SE1 3ER

  • Expiring soon
£42,899 - £50,635 (Support Staff Scale Point 48 – 56) plus £4,000 London weighting
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
15 January 2018

Job description

We are looking for an experienced governance professional to join E-ACT’s Directorate of Corporate Services to take forward and embed governance good practice across the trust.  

E-ACT is a leading multi-academy trust responsible for over 15,000 pupils across 25 academies in England. Located in some of our most deprived communities, over two thirds of our academies are now rated Good or better by Ofsted.  

Our mission and values 

Our mission is to give all of our pupils an outstanding education which enables them to explore, think, discover, create and achieve and so realise their full potential. 

By focussing on teaching and learning, developing inspiring curricula and embedding a culture based on our values of thinking big, doing the right thing and showing team spirit, we exist to improve academies and schools.  

A leader in multi-academy trust governance 

E-ACT is regarded as a leader in multi-academy trust governance and has received praise from Ofsted having transformed our approach to governance over the past two years.  

Our Board of Trustees has overseen our transformation, and is comprised of 12 experienced individuals chosen for their expertise gained in a diverse range of industries in both the private and public sectors. 

E-ACT’s governance remit is considerable. Five regional hubs have educational and operational responsibility for the academies in their area, and every one of our 25 academies is also supported by an Ambassadorial Advisory Group. 

Our ideal candidate 

We are looking for an exceptional individual experienced in governance practice. You will have significant experience of implementing process improvements in a governance function and in the development of required policies and procedures. You may have experience of undertaking a company secretary role. 

You will also have experience of advising senior stakeholders and will be an excellent communicator. While governance experience in the education sector is desirable but not essential, you must have the ability to work in a fast moving environment to high levels of accuracy. 

Why work for us? 

This is an exciting time to join an ambitious team and organisation. We offer the chance to work with amazing people and inspirational pupils, as well as a great salary and sector-leading work-life balance arrangements. 

How to apply 

To apply, please complete our application form together with our equal opportunities form and email them both to HR.Team@E-ACT.org.uk.  

Your application should outline how you meet the qualification and experience elements of the person specification. 

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 15 January 2018. 

If you are interested in the role and would like to speak to someone informally, please contact Heather Rowe, HR Officer, in the first instance. All enquiries will be treated with confidence.

Interviews will be scheduled for Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 January 2018. 

E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.  E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion.  We welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

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About E-ACT

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  • E-ACT
  • The Orangery, 28 Headlands, Kettering
  • Northamptonshire
  • NN15 7HP
  • United Kingdom
+44 20 3176 3882

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E-ACT is a leading Academy sponsor and social enterprise, specialising in the development of world class Academies and schools in the UK.

Our mission is straightforward. It is to become the leading education provider developing and nurturing highly successful Academies and schools.

We believe the better educated and more highly-skilled people are, the better their life chances and the more likely they are to succeed in today’s globalised world.

To achieve this, E-ACT Academies quickly become centres of excellence for improving young people’s life chances and opportunities.

Academies in England are helping transform and improve secondary education and opportunities for thousands of young people.

As a multi-Academy sponsor, E-ACT is working with individual schools, local authorities and the Government to set up high quality all-ability schools. Our Academies are governed by experienced and successful people and organisations drawn from the communities served by each Academy.

We work closely with private and public sector partners, universities and further education colleges to raise educational standards and young people’s aspirations through innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

As a social enterprise we combine the efficiency and effectiveness of a business trading for social purposes.

Diversity, tolerance and equality are at the heart of every activity in E-ACT Academies, where young people of all races, faiths and cultures learn together.

E-ACT Academies are also vibrant centres for their communities, available all year round outside of traditional school hours for sport, health and recreational activities. They are also a focus for family-related activities and provide lifelong learning opportunities for local people of all ages.

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