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Governance Advisor (Scarborough Area)

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
£24,943 to £27,067 per annum
Closing date
19 Sep 2021

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Public and Third sector, Central Government
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

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,  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

Job Description


The City of York has a rich history stretching back nearly 2000 years; George VI once said that: 'The history of York is the history of England'. York has a wealth of heritage and history. York attracts over four million visitors a year and popular destinations include York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Tourism is an important industry in York and the city also has a thriving bioscience, technology and research sector, centred on the City's Science Park. Other major employers include Nestle, City of York Council and York Hospitals NHS Trust. York has excellent transport links, being on the East Coast Mainline and close to the A1M. From York seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Whitby and Filey or the North York Moors National Park are a short journey by road or rail.

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North Yorkshire
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