Governance Professional

Torquay Girls Grammar School, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7DY

4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    29 June 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    14 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Annual or full time equivalent salary

Grade H: £29,460 - £32,208

Actual salary

£3,409 - £3,726

Governance Professional job summary

Torquay Girls’ Grammar School (TGGS) is a girls’ 11-18 selective Academy in Torquay, Devon. Achievement is consistently high and TGGS has maintained its position as one of the top 20 state girls' schools in the country for both progress and achievement.

Our vision is to equip students for a future in which they have the academic qualifications, character skills and self-esteem to make decisions that lead to long, happy and content lives. Our Single Academy Trust is founded on the core values which apply to all our community: equality; open-minded; kindness; collaboration; and well-being.

The school has a long history of success with committed and dedicated students, staff and Trustees at the heart of the community. The Trustees are an amazing team of volunteers who demonstrate their dedication and commitment to the school alongside their professional paid work. Following the resignation of the current post holder, we have a unique opportunity to recruit a new Governance Professional to support the Board.

You would be joining an outstanding school, with dedicated, professional and hardworking Trustees who hold our Headteacher and senior leaders to account over the standards of the school. We are an ambitious trust led by a chair who is also a National Leader of Governance, and we have a relentless desire to continue to raise standards for the students who attend Torquay Girls’ Grammar School.

The role

This is a part time role (1 day per week/5 hours) 39 weeks a year. You will primarily be working from home with flexibility around your specific hours. The Trustee meetings are hybrid with approximately 15 meetings per year either on the school site or via Teams.

The ideal candidate:

You should have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to form collaborative professional relationships, be proactive and have the ability to manage a wide and varied workload to tight deadlines.

The ability to deal politely and professionally with all members of the TGGS team and external professionals is essential to the role.

The post holder will support meetings of the Board and its sub-committees, manage the clerking services and undertake a range of other governance and company secretarial tasks.

Educated to degree level, ideally you should have experience of academy school governance and have an interest in qualifying, or have qualified, as a chartered secretary. You may be working as a Governance Professional for other SATs and/or MATs.

What we offer you

- The opportunity to make a profound difference to children’s lives.
- A team of dedicated professionals and a Chair who is a National Leader of Governance.
- A culture that takes work life balance extremely seriously for all its colleagues.
- The chance to work as part of a strategic team for an exceptionally high achieving, successful school.
- Opportunities to develop your career within our growing School Trust.
- A strong, proactive wellbeing network across the School Trust.
- Access to a 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme.

Further information:
If you would like to have a further discussion before applying for this role, please contact the Chair of Trustees via at or call the school on 01803 613215.

TGGS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be taken up for all shortlisted applicants, and the successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and other employment checks.

To apply please go to and follow the instructions. All applications must be on the Application Form – CVs are not accepted.

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If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Torquay Girls Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
990 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01803 613215

Torquay Girls' Grammar School is the Sunday Times South West Secondary School of the Year 2019, UK Parliament School of the Year 2020 and The Real Schools Guide 'Best School in Devon & Cornwall' 2020.

Further information about the school can be obtained from our website

TGGS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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