Exciting career development opportunity – Scarborough area.
The Governance Support and Development Service has a rare opportunity for a governance professional to join our team and help us deliver our high-quality service to multi-academy trusts (MATs) within the region.
You will take the lead on governance at one MAT supporting the board of trustees and local committees to ensure clear communication, effective decision making, and compliance with statutory responsibilities.
Candidates should already be an experienced Clerk to School Governors or be working in a role which includes some responsibility for governance and have relevant experience, skills and knowledge.
A pivotal part of this role will be establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the chair, board and executive leaders. Candidates must have strong communication skills, experience of administrating meetings and be a confident minute-taker.
Support from our highly experienced and friendly team, ongoing high-quality CPD, and IT equipment will be provided.
Experience of working with academy schools is desirable but not essential and the ability to confidently advise senior leaders and volunteers would be an advantage. We are looking for an individual who has a positive pro-active attitude and who is committed to team working.
This is a part time, term time (plus one week) role worked flexibly and includes regular attendance at evening meetings (arranged virtually when necessary) with occasional ad-hoc supporting of governor panels providing the opportunity to work additional hours. It will involve travel to settings within North Yorkshire; details will be discussed at interview.
20 hours per week, with the opportunity to increase hours over time.
We fairly compensate team members for travel and working evenings by offering a generous mileage rate and salary uplift.
As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C2: Can express him/herself spontaneously at length with a natural conversational flow, avoiding or backtracking around any difficulty so smoothly that the person with whom they are conversing is hardly aware of it.
City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.
For further information or an informal discussion please contact Salli Radford, Head of Governor Services, Education, email@example.com or on 01904 554210 (please leave a message and we will call you back).
Closing date: Sunday 19 September 2021 at 12 midnight
Interview date: Week commencing Monday 27 September