GOVERNOR SUPPORT OFFICER
Laidlaw Schools Trust
St Nicholas Building
St Nicholas Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
£20,000 - £23,000 Full-time/part-time/term-time (negotiable)
Full training will be provided with a 4-6 week handover
The Trustees are seeking to appoint a Governor Support Officer who will support our academies within the Laidlaw Schools Trust by providing a high quality clerking and administrative support service. You will join our central team with effect from November 2019 in a key role supporting the Trust in the strategic management and development of our Academies.
The role is part of a central services team, which currently supports six academies. This role presents an ideal opportunity for a candidate with the desire, initiative and motivation to manage and drive improvement. Excellent communication skills are needed to liaise between a range of parties such as board members, governors, head teachers, teaching staff, support staff, parents and to liaise with regulatory bodies such as the Department for Education (DfE), the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), Ofsted and the Local Authority.
You will often be dealing with information of a highly confidential nature, and will need to be trustworthy and discreet in order to meet our data protection obligations. You should be used to working your own initiative and be proactive in completing tasks promptly, whilst being adaptable to keep up with the unpredictable nature of the workload where demands may change constantly.
Specific experience is not essential, but you will need to be computer literate and have a flexible work ethic that will allow you to fully support the needs of the role, which will include regular evening support for official meetings and governor training.
This high-level support contributes to the life chances of our children so you will need to be passionate about education and delivering a professional service, In return for your proven expertise and commitment we can offer you an opportunity to work for a Trust, which has aspirations to grow and deliver outstanding opportunities for our children and their families.
A growing multi academy trust in the North East of England, serving children and families in the west of Newcastle and in Pennywell, Sunderland. We pride ourselves in being a progressive, inclusive trust that supports every child to develop their talents whatever they may be and to reach their academic potential. It is important that as a learning organisation we adapt and change to the needs of our pupils. We take care to value and develop all colleagues to make sure they can do their very best for children across the Trust’s schools.
Further details and an application pack can be downloaded from the Careers section on the Laidlaw Schools Trust website http://laidlawschoolstrust.com/careers/. Interested candidates are welcome to visit our central office, please contact the central office on 0191 6622400 to arrange a visit. If you wish to have an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Rachel Fenwick, LST HR Manager
Closing Date: 12 noon Thursday 24th October 2019 Candidates who have not been contacted by 24th October 2019 may assume they have been unsuccessful. Interviews will take place: Monday 4th November 2019 in our central office
Applications should be returned to: email@example.com
We are an equal opportunities employer strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and a range of other recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their commitment to children’s safeguarding.