We have an exceptional opportunity for a professional to join our large Multi Academy Trust and work collaboratively with colleagues to deliver operational excellence within our Governance function and foster a strong corporate governance culture across our 41 schools.
We are seeking to recruit an Information and Governance Manager. This is a pivotal role to lead on corporate governance, information governance and policy. As part of our Trust team you will have the opportunity to make a difference to the governance of our schools, supporting the education of over 15000 children and employing over 2000 members of staff.
The postholder will be the lead in the Trust for supporting the Trust Board to ensure high standards of governance including the smooth and efficient administration of the Trust Board and its Committees. They will oversee compliance with regulatory and legislative requirements and play a central role in providing strategic and organisational support to the Board of Trustees and School Strategy Boards.
The post can be based at any of our Trust offices (Crawley, Caterham, Banstead, Camberley or Banbury). There will be a requirement for occasional travel to our academies.
GLF Schools currently has 41 schools located in Surrey, Wokingham, Croydon, Oxfordshire and West Sussex. Our vision is to raise the aspirations and achievement of all children within the GLF family of schools. We believe that every child in our schools can achieve the highest academic standards whilst enjoying a vibrant, challenging and rich curriculum. Whilst operating as a part of a family, each school exists in its own right maintaining its own unique characteristics and individual identity.
What we are looking for
The successful candidate will undertake the Company Secretary and Data Protection Officer roles for the Trust and will need to demonstrate a strong track record of performing one or both these roles. Some experience in both aspects will be required, with a commitment to professional development to further develop the expertise required of the role.
We require someone with:
● Experience of managing corporate governance in a busy environment
● Good general IT skills
● Excellent communication skills, both spoken and written
● Excellent interpersonal skills and gravitas to liaise with senior staff
● Good team player and skilled at building relationships
● Accustomed to working to tight reporting deadlines
● Demonstrate good analytical skills and a positive approach to problem solving
Thrive in a career at GLF Schools
GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience. GLF Schools has a generous employment offer which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:
● Continuous Professional Development
● Work life and family friendly policies
● Flexible Working
● Staff Wellbeing
● Career Pathways and Talent Management
● Staff Benefits
● Community and Collaboration
● Valued Worker Scheme
Salary - Leadership 1 £40,000-£45,000
Hours - Full time, 36 hours, 52 weeks (flexible working options considered)
Location - any of the Trust offices in Crawley, Caterham, Banstead, Camberley or Banbury
Start Date - ASAP
Close date for applications - 28th September 2020
- 5th October 2020
GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.