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  • Start date details

    August / September

  • Closing date

    24 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£52,116.00 - £57,201.00 Annually (Actual) Pro-rata for part-time if required

Head of Governance job summary

The post will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer, provide support for Trust Board (and associated subcommittees), and will work across the entire Trust to develop and deliver the highest standards of governance and compliance. It will also support and contribute to the work of the Executive Leadership Team of the Trust, which is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of the organisation

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Ensuring good governance through policy development, coordination and support of the Board of Trustees , local governing bodies and other subcommittees, and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Committee and meeting support, including servicing Trust Board and a range of other subcommittees.
  • Oversight of the recruitment and induction of trustees and governors.
  • Support to the CEO and other senior leaders with complaints, investigations and other formal hearings.
  • Support the CEO in their role as Data Protection Officer for the trust, taking administrative responsibility for key duties as required.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have worked in the not-for-profit or education sector and have an understanding of the critical role that good governance can play in making an organisation impactful and effective.
  • Have an analytical approach to policy.
  • Have excellent communication and collaboration skills.

What we offer:

This is a new and exciting role for the Trust, as we move towards a new academic year with a new Chief Executive Officer, a new Executive Leadership Team structure, and the development of a new strategy. There is significant scope for impact and shaping our strategy in this area. We believe you would enjoy working with us and very much look forward to receiving your application.

Key Application Dates:

  • Vacancy closes on Monday 24 June
  • First Stage (online MS Teams) Interview on Thursday 4 July
  • Second Stage (in person) Interview on Thursday 11 July
  • Start in August or September

Our commitment:

The Girls’ Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.

As well as verification of identity, we ask all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) guidance, we may also conduct an online search about any shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence to identify any matters that might relate directly to our legal duty to meet safeguarding duties in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a culturally diverse workforce, which reflects the nature of our communities.


We are not able to offer sponsorship to non-settled individuals for a Skilled Worker Visa.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Girls' Learning Trust

Multi-academy trust

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