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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 July 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Part time: 15 hours a week

Contract type


Actual salary

£17,603 - £19,271

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Summary:

The Trust Governance Professional is the Trust’s principal governance adviser who will work openly with the governance team, executive and senior leaders and the Trust’s clerking team to provide effective and ethical leadership, professional challenge and support in the development and delivery of proactive and robust governance and strategic leadership across the Trust. They will be instrumental in developing highly effective and efficient Trust governance arrangements and practice both now and to reflect its future upscaling in line with the Bishop’s ambitious growth plan.

The Trust Governance Professional will have delegated leadership responsibility for designing and overseeing implementation of Trust Board approved governance processes, policies and practice for the Trust as a whole. They will line manage and oversee the professional development of the Trust’s clerking team. They will oversee all associated recruitment, induction, training and succession planning processes to ensure governance evidences a positive impact on educational and financial performance. They will work flexibly in meeting the governance needs of the Trust and directors as busy volunteers.

What the school offers its staff

What We Can Offer You • Hybrid working and a flexible approach to work life balance • A working environment that is values led and collaborative • Employer contributions to the Local Government Pension Scheme

• Excellent career development opportunities as the Trust grows

• Access to continuous professional development (CPD) via Trust membership of sector professional body/ies e.g. Confederation of School Trusts and National Governance Association. • Annual leave of 25 days (pro rata) plus bank holidays rising after 5 years

• Handover, transition and/or coaching and mentoring support provided by an experienced external company secretary and trust governance lead. Support to complete the Certificate in Academy Governance level 4 course provided by the Chartered Governance Institute UK and Ireland. The latter two offers could be helpful particularly if you have not worked in the education sector previously.

Further details about the role

Post title: Trust Governance Professional
Contract: Permanent, part-time, 15 Hours a week all year roundSalary: NJC Scale Points 35 – 39 (£43,421 - £47,536) pro rata (£17,603 - £19,271)
Base: Trust location with travel to schools and flexible working from home
Accountable to: Trust Board Chair
Reports to: Trust Board
Line Manages: Trust Clerking Team
Start Date: 1 September 2024

Responsible for: leading the provision of independent, expert multi-academy trust governance advice, guidance and company secretarial support to the Trust Board, its committees, executive and senior leaders and the Trust clerking team. Liaison with the Diocesan Governance Officer is required to convene meetings for the Members. This is to enable the delivery of highly effective and ethical governance and strategic leadership of The Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust (DCET) in line with its vision, ethos, strategy, and policies to serve the best interests of all pupils.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and equal opportunities in employment and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@thedcet.com

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About The Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
01278 226006

The Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust has six primary schools in Somerset and North Somerset.

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