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Posted: Friday, October 8th 2021

Governance Assistant

North Star Community Trust

Purpose To act as a Trust liaison and provide support to North Star Community Trust Academy Governors including the clerking of regular evening meetings and supporting evening training. The role involves regular engagement and collaboration with Chairs of Academy Advisory Committees (Local Governing Bodies), governors, head teachers’, heads of departments and middle managers in order to support governance compliance. To work alongside a Trust-wide administration team. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and six-month probationary period Governance •To support the Governance Officer and Governance Manager in planning, arranging and monitoring a schedule of governor meetings and training for the Board members, their sub committees and each academy’s Academy Advisory Committee (Local Governing Body) working unsociable hours as required. •To attend and keep accurate records of Academy Advisory Committee meetings (both actual and virtual), collating and distributing agendas, minutes, meeting papers and other relevant documentation as required. •To attend and keep accurate records of Stage 3 school complaint panels should they arise (both actual and virtual), collating and distributing agendas, minutes, meeting papers and other relevant documentation as required. •Assist with administrative requirements associated with the appointment and resignation of Governors and Trustees, including statutory registers / filings and to monitor terms of office. •To maintain and regularly monitor the Trust’s electronic ‘Register of Business and Personal interests’ •To support the Governance Officer and Governance Manager in ensuring the Trust’s compliance with statutory governance requirements through the collation of information and amendments to our websites. •To assist in the collation and preparation of statistics, management information and reports relating to Governance as required by the Governance Officer / Trustees. •Assist with arranging, developing and maintaining programmes of induction, recruitment and training for governors and to monitor and record governor participation and engagement with training delivered by the Trust. •Liaise with Human Resources and Safeguarding team to monitor and chase Governor and Board Members DBS checks and child protection training respectively. Support and administration •To provide advice and support with regard to the Academy Advisory Committees (Local Governing Body) appointment and election process where appropriate. •To provide efficient administration and support to governors (with occasional assistance to Trustees and the Chief Executive Officer on occasion in respect of governance). •To liaise with the Head of Business and Administration, Head of Facilities Management and Head of Catering respectively to ensure that refreshments are available as necessary for Board and Governing body meetings and that officers are aware of the times / dates of out-of-hours meetings. •To liaise with the Head of Media and Marketing to ensure Governors and Trustees are kept up to date with appropriate governance communications. •To liaise with professional bodies, outside agencies, other schools and organisations as required. •To be a point of contact for governors and Trustees in relation to enquires. General •To proactively seek personal development opportunities and to attend training agreed or recommended by your line manager. •Undertake any appropriate administrative or clerical work to support North Star Community Trust, including data entry, filing, photocopying, diary management and mail distribution. •At all times to conduct the post as an ambassador of the values and ethos of the Trust with a focus on ensuring the best possible support for the delivery of outstanding teaching and learning for all pupils in our academy schools. •Undertake all work with due regard to the safeguarding and protection of children, and to health and safety requirements. •Undertake all work with due regard to best practice and legal requirements relating to diversity and equality. •Undertake any other appropriate work as directed by the Governance Officer, Governance Manager, Chief Executive or Chair of the CHAT Board of Trustees. For further information and to apply please visit:

Job type: Part Time

Location: Enfield, London

Closing date: Oct. 31, 2021

How to apply: via TES

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