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Governance Assistant

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Embark Federation – Central Team
Salary details
Grade 5 £23,114 – £23,500 per annum, pro rata
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
18 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Closing Date
31 July 2024

Start Date: 1st September 2024

Contract: Equivalent of 18 hours per week across 52 weeks of the year (worked flexibly across the term, to include evening work)

We are an expanding Multi Academy Trust that currently includes 17 primary schools and 4 secondary schools throughout Derbyshire.  

Due to the expansion of our Central Team, we are seeking a highly organised and motivated Governance Assistant to work as part of the Governance Team.  The team is responsible for delivering high standards of effective governance across the Trust and providing professional governance services to our Members, Trustees and Local Governing Teams. 

The successful candidate will report to the Head of Office at Embark Federation, working centrally to provide professional clerking services to a number of the Local Governing Teams within the Trust and support the governance administration function.  Experience of supporting and driving effective governance and a knowledge of local governing team procedures is required for this role. 

This part time role is ideal if you are looking for flexibility, whilst being part of a supportive team.  The Governance Assistant will support the Trust to fulfil its aim of providing the very best education for its pupils/students and ensuring that the Trust and its schools create positive working environments for staff. 

We are looking for an individual who:

  • Has excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable the development of strong professional relationships with local governors and senior staff.
  • Has excellent literacy skills and is experienced in effective meeting administration, preparation of agenda, participation in formal meetings, quality minute taking and developing practice. 

Benefits include:

  • Flexible working
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunities for professional development and training to include opportunity to undertake professional governance qualifications or related apprenticeship opportunities. 

For further information, please contact Laura Baddiley on 01332 477722 or via email l.baddiley@embarkfed.org.uk or visit our website at www.embarkfederation.com.  Please use the relevant application form, CVs alone will not be accepted.

Provisional Interview Date: Week commencing 5 August 2024.