Governance Adviser (Part-Time)

Recruiter
HERTS FOR LEARNING
Location
Stevenage
Posted
29 Aug 2019
Closes
03 Sep 2019
Ref
1241151106
Category
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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 cathy.irons@hertsforlearning.co.uk, 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 hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk or on 01438 843465.

We would love to hear from you.

Closing date: Sunday 1st September 2019 at midnight

Interview date: TBC

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