School Effectiveness and Governor Support Officer

Brent Council
Wembley, London (Greater)
£32,418 - £34,209 p.a. inc.
18 Jun 2021
29 Jun 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

An excellent opportunity for a vibrant and motivated person to join Brent’s Setting and School Effectiveness Team  

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post

This is an opportunity to join an exciting team which deals with all aspects of school effectiveness and outstanding governance.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Governor Support Coordinator, and deputise in her absence. You will provide advice to governing boards, and arrange training opportunities to support them in fulfilling their statutory duties. The post holder will also provide project and organisational support to the Head of Setting and School Effectiveness and assist with the effective operation of the service.

You will be a pivotal team member, and have the opportunity use your own initiative and ideas to develop and maintain the systems, processes and procedures that support the Setting and School Effectiveness Service, and act as the first point of contact for the Governor Support Service. The post is varied and customer focused.  The successful candidate will interface with both senior council colleagues and stakeholders, e.g. governors, clerks and headteachers. Please note; the role requires some evening work during school term time.

The Person

In this role, no day is the same.  You will be an energetic, versatile individual with excellent time management and organisational skills, and have the flexibility to manage changing priorities.

You will be self-motivated with outstanding and adaptable communication skills, whether over the phone, through email or face-to-face.  First-rate written and verbal English skills are therefore vital.

You should have English and mathematics GCSE (grade 4 or above) or equivalent, and knowledge of schools and school governance.

Closing Date: 29 June 2021 (23:00)

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on  Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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