Governance Professional

Discovery Educational Trust, Brentwood

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Job Ref No. ECC0-33S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Sc 8 (25-28) £30,555-£32,940 FTE
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 21/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: W/C 29th July Shortlisting Starts:  22/07/2024

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Governance Professional - Discovery Educational Trust

Hybrid, part time role: 18-25 hours per week

Salary range: Scale 8 (pts 25-28) including Fringe Allowance

FTE of £30,555 - £32,940 based on a 'term time plus two weeks' work pattern. Salary to be pro rated according to actual part time working hours.

We are looking for a Governance Professional to join our team. You'll be integral to the smooth operation and administration of our Trust Board and its Committees, as well as working closely with some of our Central Trust team. You will bring your governance expertise to the role, as well as your exceptional organisational and administrative skills, to ensure the effective and efficient running of the governance processes.

You will be working as part of a supportive and collegiate team, which places the needs of children and young people at the heart of everything we do.

This is a hybrid part time role, with travel involved across all of the Trust's sites in Brentwood and Westcliff-on-Sea, with plenty of opportunity for remote working.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 29th July for an ASAP start. Appreciating that we are approaching summer holiday season, we will do our best to accommodate flexibility for shortlisted candidates who may be unavailable that week.

Information about the School

Discovery Educational Trust, formed in 2014, is a successful and established multi-academy trust based in South Essex, comprising just under 4000 students and 500 staff, across 5 schools.

Our schools are:

  • Chase High School (Westcliff-on-Sea)
  • St. Martin's School (Brentwood)
  • Hogarth Primary School (Brentwood)
  • Kelvedon Hatch Community Primary School (Brentwood)
  • Larchwood Primary School (Brentwood)

We aim for each of our schools to become the school of choice within the community, offering a broad and exciting range of extracurricular activities to enhance the opportunities within their formal curriculum.

Our vision is that strong and effective leadership places our children and young people at the heart of everything we do. We value relationships, which are open and honest, underpinned by kindness, trustworthiness and compassion.

As an equal opportunities employer, Discovery Educational Trust is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age; disability; gender re-assignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race (which includes ethnic origin, nationality and ethnic or national origins); religion or belief; sex; and sexual orientation. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Discovery Educational Trust.

The Discovery Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding our students against radicalisation and extremism and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on an application form, CVs will not be accepted.  This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Paul Griffiths
St Martin's House, St Martin's School
Hanging Hill Lane
Hutton, Brentwood
Essex, CM13 2HG
Telephone: 01277 358377

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