Governance Officer, Rochester, Kent

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Leigh Academies TrustRochester, Kent

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Start date: June 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £22k - £25k per annum dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent

A great opportunity to use your organisational skills to make a difference to the outcome of our students.  

Effective governance is essential to the success of our Trust, and our clerking processes play a pivotal role in ensuring this. Leigh Academies Trust is a multi-academy trust (MAT) which currently comprises of primary, secondary and special needs academies across South East London and Kent, educating over 10,000 students on a daily basis.  As a MAT, our local governance structure differs to that of a maintained school with a Governing Body, however we are clear that each academy has a distinct character and culture to meet the needs of its community and context. We therefore recognise the value of retaining local governance bodies for our schools and emphasise the purpose for their being.

We now have an exciting new vacancy for a Governance Officer to join us from June 2018 on a permanent, full-time basis.  This is an additional position for central team and our appointed candidate will be based from our Head Office in Rochester, Kent.  The successful applicant will have a genuine interest in school governance, ensuring they keep a breast with current educational developments and legislation affecting schools.  A clerk must be a person of integrity with strong interpersonal skills, organisational skills and a positive attitude. 

Please consult the Job Description and Person Specification by clicking here to get a better understanding of the key responsibilities associated with this role.

We can offer you:

  • An extremely supportive, friendly team and work environment
  • Commitment to job specific training
  • Commitment to personal professional development
  • The opportunity to be part of Leigh Academies Trust, benefiting from shared resources and support and being part of an innovative governance structure
  • 25 days annual leave per annum, in addition to bank holidays

Our ideal candidate will be:

  • Well organised and have the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Flexible and adaptable to suit the needs and requirements of the Trust
  • Confident in communicating will all levels and stakeholders from central and local government officials, governors, sponsors and a diverse range of individuals and groups within the local community
  • Able to remain professional when handling confidential material
  • Knowledgeable on governance procedures and educational legislation and guidance and/or willingness to develop knowledge
  • Able to demonstrate integrity in all that they do

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.  

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More about Leigh Academies Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o Strood Academy, Carnation Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent, ME2 2SX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1634 717121
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Leigh Academies Trust has gone from strength to strength since its creation in 2008 and is now one of the country’s most successful multi-academy trusts.

Through a model of education that creates a network of inspirational and inclusive academies tha...