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Our client is a Leeds-based multi-academy Trust with a reputation for raising ambitions, engaging local communities and rapid school improvement.

It now seeks to recruit a Head of Governance, a leadership role within the Trust central operations and services structure. The post-holder will report independently to the trust board, whilst working collaboratively with the Trust Business Director and Group Director of Governance to support operational delivery of trust strategic objectives.

The Head of Governance is responsible for overseeing all aspects of governance effectiveness and compliance within the Trust, ensuring governance adheres to good practice and meets all statutory and regulatory requirements.

This will be achieved by:

  • Supporting the efficient and effective operation of the trust board, its committees and local accountability boards (LABs)

  • Leading on the development of the trust’s governance framework and driving improvements to its systems, processes and structures

  • Managing and co-ordinating the delivery and ongoing improvement of governance support across the trust

The Head of Governance will also act as Company Secretary, including:

  • Preparing annual company reports, compliant with both financial and legal requirements

  • Providing advice on constitutional and procedural matters

  • Communicating with other professionals (e.g., lawyers and auditors) and stakeholders (e.g., DfE, ESFA, RSC)

  • Keeping up to date with policy, legal and statutory requirements

  • Notifying relevant authorities of any changes to membership

Hours: Full Time, all year round - Will consider a hybrid working arrangement (Remote/On-Site)

Some evening work required to service board/committee meetings

Salary: PO6 (£44,624 to £47,665)

Reports To: Trust Board (through the Chair of Board of Directors)

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