Governance Professional and Policy Advisor

Posted 22 March 2024
Salary £42,403 - £45,441 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Legal & Governance Recruitment
Contact NameMatt Alderson

Job description

We are proud to be partnering with a Multi Academy Trust with eleven schools across the south east, who are looking to appoint a Governance & Policy Advisory on a permanent contract.

This will be a full-time position at 37 hours a week and based in Essex. The salary is £42,403 to £45,441 per annum and is a 100% office-based role.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in a Governance and Compliance driven environment and will be able to provide accurate, in-depth advice with regards to policy and procedures as well as supporting the Governance function in an administrative capacity.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Arranging the annual cycle of Board meetings, supporting the efficient flow of information and decisions, including the preparation of agendas and distribution of Board reports

  • Taking minutes at Board meetings, and following through on action points and matters arising from previous meetings

  • Providing consistent support and coordinating accurate record keeping for the Executive and Trustee Boards and delegated subcommittees, providing regular information and training to Chairs and other members

  • Advising Trustees, Members, BEB, and committee Chairs on terms of reference, policy and procedural matters, statutory guidance, and best practice in governance, as well as being the first point of contact on Board, BEB, Committee and Members’ business

  • Ensuring that organisation-wide policies and other statutory information are in place (and published online where necessary), and subject to an appropriate Board review process

  • Advising the Board on best practice in relation to its Scheme of Delegation for governance

Experience required:

  • Extensive experience and understanding gained from a Governance based role

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Providing Governance & Compliance advice

  • Clerking board and committee meetings

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Local Government Pensions Scheme (25% employer & 8% employee contribution)

  • 27 days annual leave

Working hours:

  • 37 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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