Governance Support Advisor

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/07/2018 09:00
£23,866 - £27,358 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6
Post Number:
Closing date:
16 Jul
Further Information

Newcastle East mixed multi Academy Trust
Benfield Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Contact: 0191 228 4090

37 hours per week
Full year

This new post is designed to give us greater capacity to deliver an effective governance support service across our multi-academy trust of five schools and our trading subsidiary company.

The role will primarily provide a clerking, advisory and training service to the local governing bodies of our four primary and one secondary school, as well as ensuring the effective administration of all aspects of corporate governance on behalf of the Clerk to the Directors.

You will also have a lead role in ensuring effective information governance across NEAT and NEAT Active Ltd, in liaison with our external Data Protection Officer, by providing advice and guidance on data protection and information security and providing a centralised response to data subject requests, freedom of information requests etc. Support for our communication and marketing activities and embedding equalities and diversity across the trust will also be in your remit.

Ideally you will have completed or be studying for a recognised Clerks’ Development/Training Programme as we believe that the clerk has a professional role to play in enabling effective governance throughout our multi academy trust. It is essential that you have previous experience as a Clerk and have highly effective planning and organisational skills to ensure the trust’s business runs smoothly. As a clear and fluent communicator, you will have excellent literacy skills and be able to draft a wide range of written communications and deliver effective briefings/training sessions. Knowledge of data protection, freedom of information etc legislation in relation to schools and academies will be an advantage.

It is essential that you are able to travel between head office and school sites in north east England, although initially your work will be focused on the east of Newcastle. This role involves working some early evenings during term-time to clerk meetings and attend briefings. We operate an accrued time policy to enable staff to take this time off in addition to their annual leave entitlement, and therefore there is more flexibility over working time during school holidays. We also provide membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Please contact Suzanne Hendey, Acting Director of HR and Governance/Clerk to the Directors on 0191 2284091 if you would like to discuss this opportunity informally.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is essential that all staff and volunteers share this commitment. You will need to have an enhanced criminal records check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

A completed application form, criminal records declaration form and equal opportunities monitoring form must be submitted by 9am on Monday 16 July 2018 by email to .

Shortlisting date: Monday 16 July
Interview/assessment for shortlisted candidates: Thursday 26 July

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Please note
This job is closed for applications.