Governance Officer, Wakefield

Closing date:Expiring today

The Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT)Wakefield

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade POC scp 31 to 34 £33,799 - £36,876
Contract term: Permanent

As one of the best performing Family of Schools in the North of England, we have transformed education and outcomes across a network of more than 30 primary and secondary academies. 

Working closely together and sharing best practice, our schools do whatever it takes to ensure that every child, irrespective of starting point, can realise his or her full potential and unique talents.

In particular, we relish the opportunity to regenerate the areas within we operate and place strong emphasis on close links with the local community. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a Governance Officer based at the Trust’s offices at Outwood Grange Academy. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated person to join our dynamic central team.

The Governance Officer will work closely with the Chair, Chief Executive and the Board of Directors to ensure that the Trust has in place sound, integrated governance policies, procedures and structures and that it complies with all of its legal, constitutional and regulatory requirements.

The post holder will play a key co-ordinating role within the Trust and use their initiative to identify opportunities to support and streamline the work of the Board of Directors and its committees, Academy Councils and Executive.

The post holder will act as the trust’s Data Protection Officer, supporting compliance at all levels of the organisation with relevant data protection and information security legislation and best practice.

The successful candidate must be an excellent communicator with experience of working with layers of organisational governance, data protection compliance and managing complaints. They will be capable of producing written and analytical reports and managing a demanding workload. They will be a confident, self-directed individual with a strong team focus as well as being able to work independently. They will be able to demonstrate excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills in order to maintain our exceptional standards of care when liaising with both internal and external agencies.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an enthusiastic, dedicated and dynamic team whose aim is to drive quality improvements.

If you share our inspiring view of education, we can offer you a career that could take you anywhere – and give you all the support you need to get ahead. Tell us about your vision of the future and we’ll take things from there.

If you have any questions, please contact: Katy Bradford, Chief Operating Officer by email: 

To apply, please visit:  > Careers.

Closing date: 16 October 2019.

Interview date: 23 October 2019.

Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

More about The Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT)
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: Potovens Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2PF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1924 204350
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Chief Executive Officer: Martyn Oliver

The Outwood Grange Academies Trust was born out of the success of Outwood Grange: a large school with 2,200 students, which has achieved record results for the last decade, including 84% in English and Maths.&nb...