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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    17 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    30 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance
  • Other support roles

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Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust is seeking a highly qualified and experienced professional with a strong background in governance, ready to embrace a new and exciting challenge as ourHead of Governance.

TheHead of Governanceplays a critical role ensuring we maintain the highest standards of governance at all times. We are looking for a committed individual to ensure high quality governance and assurance activities are in place across the Trust, bringing this important area of operations up to high standards alongside other professional business services.

The ideal candidate will carry a wealth of governance experience, ideally from the same sector, or from other charitable or public sector environments and will be deeply committed to the Trust’s aims and values.

TheHead of Governancewill ensure the efficient functioning of the board and its committees by providing:

  • administrative and organisational support
  • guidance to ensure that the board works in compliance with the appropriate legal and regulatory framework, and understands the potential consequences for non compliance; and
  • advice on procedural matters relating to the operation of the board.

As a key member of our Trust Central Team, you will principally support the six features as set out in the Governance Handbook. Our directors play a pivotal role and include highly qualified and well-regarded members of the community, each of whom bring a wide range of commercial, professional and educational expertise to our Trust. Your vital administrative, organisational and process support and advice will ensure effective and efficient governance at Trust level.

Key responsibilities:

  • To clerk the Trust Board meetings and its committees – providing procedural, legislative and constitutional advice and guidance on governance related matters.
  • Work with the Director of People and Operations, Board, Directors and local governors to develop effective governance structures, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure that governance is aligned with the Trust’s strategic objectives, vision, and values.
  • Develop and manage policies and procedures to ensure good governance and compliance with relevant legislation.
  • Provide governance advice and support across the Trust, ensuring that local governors are trained and equipped to fulfil their roles effectively.
  • Maintain accurate records of Trust governance arrangements, including the appointment of trustees and governors.

What the school offers its staff

There are many good reasons to work with us. We have a real sense of community, striving to make a difference to children’s education. You will be part, too of the wider Archdiocese family and in the company of some of the best people in education.

We also offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Flexible working
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Generous holiday entitlement 39 days including bank holidays.
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

Commitment to safeguarding

SJCMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. For details of our privacy policy, please visit https://stjosephmat.org.uk/privacy-policy.

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About St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
0151 272 0173

St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust is a based in the Liverpool City Region with five primary and four secondary academies. As a united family of academies, we are fully aligned around our central mission to transform children’s lives by providing them with a world-class Catholic education.

The Trust guarantees an excellent Catholic education to all families. Our children are entitled to access an ambitious curriculum and excellent teaching, which allow them to achieve and exceed national expectations regardless of their starting points.

Everyone involved in St Joseph CMAT is highly committed to the pursuit of high achievement. We aim for all of our academies to be at least ‘Good’ with performance in the top 20% of schools nationally in all measures, particularly in Religious Education. Our robust educational strategy, which is informed by the highest-performing Trusts in the country, is designed to ensure that all children learn to read confidently and achieve well across the curriculum so that they can go on to use their God-given gifts to make the world a better place.

St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust has sponsor status. We are able to provide intensive support to schools who find themselves in a vulnerable position and onboard ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ schools who choose to join as converter academies. For all academies in the Trust, there is a guarantee of high-quality professional development for all colleagues.


During 2023-2024, the St Joseph family will continue to grow with the addition of Notre Dame College and SFX College in Liverpool. This will mean that there are four secondary academies within the Trust.

As part of its Multi Academy Trust strategy, the Archdiocese of Liverpool has identified a group of primary schools that are invited to join St Joseph CMAT over the coming years. This is an exciting opportunity to bring together primary and secondary schools. By working as a family of academies, we will ensure that every child benefits from an excellent Catholic education from the moment they start primary school to when they leave Sixth Form.

Arranging a visit to St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@sjcmat.co.uk.

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