Governance Officer Role

Leeds City Academy, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2LG

20 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    6 June 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    25 April 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



SO2 (£30,984 to £32,798)

Governance Officer Role job summary


To provide an effective clerking service to the Trust’s Local Accountability Boards (LABs) and Exclusion Panels, providing administrative support, advice and guidance regarding governance, constitutional and procedural matters.

Some evening work required to service board/committee meetings

Main duties and responsibilities

Advice and Guidance:
• Advise the Chair and LABs on governance regulations and procedural matters where necessary before, during and after meetings
• Ensure that the LABs are fully aware of their roles and responsibilities and support them in fulfilling these
• Support the LABs in adhering to best practice in governance, including in respect of their individual and collective performance
• Ensure that statutory policies are in place and are adhered to
• Actively support new governors, in association with the LAB Chair, ensuring that all new governors
• participate in induction training and have access to all necessary documents and policies
• Work with HR to set up new governors i.e. DBS checks, emails etc
Effective Organisation and Administration of Meetings:

• Liaise with the LAB Chairs and Academy Principals to prepare focused agendas for meetings
• Distribute the agenda and papers according to the agreed timetable and distribution processes
• Ensure that meetings are quorate, and that Standing Orders are adhered to
• Record the attendance of governors at meetings and ensure that action is taken in respect of extensive absence
• Produce draft minutes of LAB meetings, indicating who is responsible for any agreed action and the relevant timescales, to be checked for accuracy by the Principal and for approval by the Chair
• Follow up agreed action points with those responsible, ensuring that timescales are adhered to
• Clerk any appropriate committees/panels which require governor involvement

Applying for the job

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About Leeds City Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
797 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

The White Rose Academies Trust is a Leeds-based multi-academy Trust with a reputation for raising ambitions, engaging local communities and rapid school improvement.

The Trust consists of three secondary schools - Leeds City Academy, Leeds East Academy and Leeds West Academy, and also welcomed its first primary school (Alder Tree Primary Academy) on 1st December 2020.

We believe the Trust is a highly desirable place of work for an ambitious professional, who will be joining one of the most supportive and talented teams in the country.

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