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Head of Governance and Compliance

North East England

  • Reference: 391502
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £43,570 - £47,665

  • Location: Tyne and Wear

The Role

Head of Governance & Compliance
£43,570 - £47,665 + Benefits

Gosforth Group is keen to ensure governance systems, processes and policies are robust and best practice is adopted throughout all schools, pre-empting continuing growth of the Academy Trust, hence the creation of this role for a Head of Governance and Compliance to operate across the group. 

The Head of Governance and Compliance will look after all aspects of governance for the organisation in accordance with government legislation, in addition to ensuring that the organisation remains compliant within the regulatory framework. 

The key challenges in this role will be around streamlining and centralising the governance procedures within the organisation, given the recent additions of new schools within the Academy Trust since 2019. 

The current base for the role is within Gosforth Academy, however the organisation currently has 6 different schools, therefore there will be a requirement to travel to the different sites for meetings and in carrying out the normal duties of the role. The role is full time and 37 hours per week, with the majority of meetings tending to be within term time.   It is worth noting that trustee meetings tend to happen after the working day and the expectation is the individual will take time off in lieu.

The Business

  • ​​​​​​Gosforth Group are a multi-academy trust with 6 schools around the Gosforth/Newcastle local area.  
  • The organisation has experienced rapid growth over the last few years going from 2 schools in 2019 to 6 schools presently.  This has been a mixture of both organic and acquisitive growth. 

The Requirements

To apply for this role as Head of Governance and Compliance, you should be:

  • An experienced governance professional with strong communication and influencing skills. 
  • Experienced in working at board/executive level and be confident in operating in this area, preferably with knowledge of education, academies and charities.  
  • An engaging and confident individual, who is capable of interacting with the Executive leadership and school leadership teams, with the ability to challenge and influence.

Salary / Benefits

  • £43,570 - £47,665
  • 28 days holiday, rising to 33 after 5 years service (plus bank holidays) - holidays can be taken any time of the year
  • Local government pension scheme
  • 37 hour working week
  • Free gym

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