Head of Governance – DoNESC


Posted on: Thursday 27 May 2021

Easton, Norfolk

The Diocese of Norwich Education Services Company (DoNESC) are looking for a governance professional with considerable experience to ensure that the high standards of governance already in place within our diocesan MATs continue to be strengthened and evolved.

Your role will be to provide strategic leadership as well as operational management. You will need to be innovative and creative in developing system-leading governance, whilst also ensuring statutory and regulatory requirements continue to be met.  You will need to be knowledgeable on the theory and approach to governance and have experience in implementing systems across all levels of governance within a multi academy trust and maintained schools. You will need to be able to demonstrate a flexible approach and a determination to make a real difference to our Trusts.

Ideally you will have experience of working as a Governance Professional in a MAT.  An understanding of church schools would be helpful.  People skills are key to this role; you will need to be able to form good relationships with Trustees, Governors, Headteachers and Clerks.

You will be supported in your role by two Governance Officers who have individual responsibility for supporting the Trust Board and local governance within their designated MAT. In addition, you will be responsible for directing the deployment of a small group of local governance improvement associates and self-employed clerks.

We need a committed team player with excellent organisational skills – with the ability to work independently, manage time effectively and prioritise workload with high levels of drive and resilience.

Results focused in your approach, you will act as a change agent through your enthusiasm for continuous improvement. In return we can offer you a competitive salary, the opportunity to join the local government pension scheme and a strong sense of shared moral purpose to make a difference to the lives of young people.

If you are seeking a fresh challenge, enjoy variety in your role and are looking for an opportunity to make this role something special, we would welcome your application.

Interviews to be held 30 June and 1 July 2021

Closing date: Sunday 20 June 2021

How to apply

To apply for this position with DoNESC, please complete the DoNESC Application Form and return the form to Wendy Allsop at jraql.nyyfbc@qbarfp.bet.

CVs will not be accepted in place of a completed Application Form.