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Governance Support Officer

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
Grade 6 Level 1- 4 (£26,224 to £28,725 per annum) reduced pro rata
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

Job Details

Are you super-organised and looking for a part-time, flexible role, working term time only with a mix of office and home working?  If you are looking for something different from fixed working patterns, we have the role you are looking for.

The Governance Support and Development Service is seeking to appoint a highly-organised and self-motivated Governance Support Officer to help provide our high-quality service to schools and academies across the city and surrounding area.

Our friendly, established team works with nursery, primary and secondary schools and academies to ensure the smooth running of governors’ meetings and contribute to effective governance.  Good governance contributes to improved outcomes for children and young people in our communities and this role plays a vital part in delivering that.

As a Governance Support Officer you will hold responsibility for the preparation of meeting agendas, the taking and distribution of minutes, ongoing governance support, record keeping and the provision of procedural and legislative advice to governors. 

You will have proven excellent organisational, communication and ICT skills and have the ability to take accurate minutes at meetings.  The ability to quickly build effective professional relationships with senior leaders and volunteers along with a can-do attitude and commitment to team working will help you enable good practice. 

Weekly hours will fluctuate depending on the meeting schedule of the schools supported and this will include some evening work. We currently support settings within a 50 mile radius of York and this role may involve occasional travel outside the city (full details will be discussed at interview). Additional ad hoc work supporting governors’ panels for exclusions and complaints is also undertaken by team members on a claim basis. Travel and unsociable hours allowances apply to this post. Full training, support and IT equipment will be provided.

The hours of work are 20 hours per week worked flexibly and to include regular evenings on a term time only basis.

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.

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.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for this role. Each role at CYC is different and your working arrangements will be determined based on the requirements of the role and in collaboration with you and your needs as part of the recruitment process. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team.

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 Helen Marshall-Groot, Head of Governor Services, Education, or on 01904 554210. 

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


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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01904 551550
City of York Council
Library Square
North Yorkshire

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