Governance Adviser (Part-Time)

29 Aug 2019
03 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Benefits: 28 days annual leave excluding bank hols (rising to 31 following five years' service), Performance related bonus, Childcare voucher salary sacrifice scheme, Pension scheme (10% employer contribution), Herts Rewards (discounts and cashback offers), Professional development programme with financial support for professional accreditation and many more benefits.

Contract: Fixed Term to March 2020

Working hours: 3 days per week (22.2 hours per week)

We are looking for an aspirational individual to join our Governance team as part of their career development journey for a part-time fixed-term position (until March 2020).

Main areas of responsibility:
  • To contribute proactively to HfL's work on governance matters in liaison with the Head of Governance
  • To support governing bodies in order to ensure their effectiveness in relation to school improvement and to identify and disseminate good practice
  • To provide information, advice and guidance to governors on school governance matters
  • To support with the development and delivery of face to face training and e-learning
  • To draft regular communications with a focus on either training opportunities or academy and multi-academy trust updates
  • To deliver governor training both for school Governors and for 'Train the trainer'
  • To contribute to the discharge of LA statutory responsibilities relating to governance and in particular Schools Causing Concern in the districts allocated to this post
  • To support the running of the Governors' Annual Conference
  • To ensure statistical analysis and evaluation of service performance is undertaken regularly and informs future developments
  • To manage, monitor and evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the academy and multi-academy trust packages
  • To contribute to the development and delivery of training courses aimed at academies and multi-academy trusts; working in partnership with the Governance team and training and development.

Knowledge & experience:
  • A good understanding of the role and responsibilities of governing bodies in schools, academies and multi-academy trusts
  • An understanding of suitable and relevant guidance to support the development of governors' skills and knowledge
  • A knowledge of what constitutes quality in setting/school/academy governance and what makes an effective governing body
  • An understanding of current school/academy education and governance challenges
  • A good knowledge of training programmes relevant to maintained academy and multi-academy trust boards (both trust and local boards
  • Working within a governing body (for the part-time role preferably as a Chair of Governors, or Chair of a committee)
  • Working in or with governing bodies/school leadership to drive school improvement
  • Supporting with drafting and delivery of training courses
  • Working alongside other professionals in an advisory or supportive capacity

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Cathy Irons on, who will be happy to provide an insight.

If you're ready to apply, please download and complete the HfL application form along with a cover letter, explaining how you meet the requirements of the job outline.

For recruitment queries, our Central Recruitment Team can also be contacted on or on 01438 843465.

We would love to hear from you.

Closing date: Sunday 1st September 2019 at midnight

Interview date: TBC