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Trust Governance Manager (Job Share)

St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Academy TrustDerby

Post Title:      Trust Governance Manager (Job Share)

Reporting to:     Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board

Hours:     16 hours per week, all year round

Grade:     £38,890-£42,821 per annum (full time equivalent)

            £16,817.29-£18,517.18 per annum (actual salary)

Contract:      Permanent

Location:              St Katherine’s House, Derby, temporarily remote.  The post holder is expected to travel to meetings across the Trust.

Start Date: As soon as possible 

The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust has a fantastic opportunity for an exceptional Governance Manager to join our highly ambitious Central Team.  This will role be part of a job share with our existing Trust Governance Manager where you will both work collaboratively to ensure effective and efficient governance across the Trust. Part of the Executive Team, you will be based at our Head Office in Derby, however the post will require travel between the Academies within the CMAT so it is an essential requirement that you have a full and valid UK driving license and access to your own transport.  During the COVID-19 pandemic the role will be temporarily remote.

About the role

This is a pivotal role within the Trust, collaborating with senior colleagues on the Trust Board and in the Executive Team on the Trust’s three-year strategic planning, particularly ensuring legal and regulatory implications are adhered to, and that good governance remains at the heart of decisions made and subsequent action taken supported by policies to deliver requirements over the medium to long term.

In this challenging and rewarding role, you will jointly lead a team of Clerks across the Trust, to deliver an effective and efficient governance service to the Trust.  You, and the existing Trust Governance Manager will be the first point of contact for the Trust Board and Committees.  You will also be responsible for liaising with the Trust’s Data Protection Officer ensuring the Trust’s legal and regulatory compliance. 

About you

You will be highly organised, with excellent communication and time management skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong work relationships with a range of stakeholders externally and internally.  You will have strong governance experience, and a solid understanding of regulatory frameworks for the education sector, including charity law, data protection, governance and complaints.

About the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust

The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust is one of four CMATs in the Diocese of Nottingham, which covers most of the East Midlands and has a strong tradition of providing an excellent Catholic education to around 30,000 children and students in 84 schools across the Diocese. The four CMATs enable consistent, proactive and high-quality support services to be provided to all our headteachers, leaders, local school Governors and Trust Board.  On 1st September 2018, the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust brought all the 25 Catholic schools located in Derby City, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Stockport together in partnership, to ensure the very best spiritual, social and academic experiences and outcomes for the young people in our schools.   

In return, we can offer you:

• A competitive salary

• the opportunity to be part of a highly supportive and ambitious central services team

• access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, with employer contributions of over 20%

• generous holiday entitlement (30 days, plus bank holidays)

• professional assistance through of Employee Assistance Programme

• agile working

• our commitment to nationally agreed terms and conditions

• access to fantastic CPD opportunities

Informal enquiries

If you would like to have an informal discussion regarding the role, please email jrodden@srscmat.co.uk

How to apply

For more information, an application pack and to apply please visit www.srscmat.co.uk/vacancies or email vacancies@srscmat.co.uk.

Closing date: Monday, 25 January 2021 at 9am

Interviews: Thursday, 4 February 2021

The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory references, which will be requested, prior to interview, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

Being part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust

On 1st September 2018, the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust, part of the Diocese of Nottingham, brought together 25 Catholic schools located in Derby City, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Stockport together in partnership, to ensure the very best spiritual, social and academic experiences and outcomes for the young people in our schools.

Everything we do is to better the lives and futures of our children, providing access to first- class teaching, both academically and spiritually and we are united by our collective vision to excel.

Why work for the St Ralph Sherwin Multi Academy Trust?

•Access to first class CPD opportunities. We also work in partnership with Nottingham Teaching School Alliance to deliver meaningful and relevant CPD. Our Leadership Academy identifies and develops future leaders.

•Genuine opportunities for career progression - with 25 academies in our family, and 84 academies across the Diocese, opportunities for career progression are a reality.

•Professional assistance - you will have access to an Employee Assistance Programme which provides confidential, independent and unbiased information and guidance 24/7. If clinically advisable, it also offers face-to-face counselling sessions.

•Pension - automatic enrolment into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme with 23.68% employer contributions, or to the Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff, one of the most competitive on the market, with employer contributions of above 20% in most cases.

•Terms and Conditions - we have committed to following nationally agreed terms and conditions for pay for both teachers and support staff.

For more information about our Trust and our Academies, please visit www.srscmat.co.uk 

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