Governance Manager & Company Secretary – SGS Academy Trust

SGS Academy Trust

Discover the benefits of joining SGS Academy Trust

Join South Gloucestershire and Stroud Academy Trust and be part of educating the workforce of the future, whilst receiving training and development to support your transition into an exciting new career.

We’re really keen to hear from enthusiastic, committed potential employees of the future. For our part, we will provide you with a rewarding career and the development and support you need to make this transition successful.

You will become part of the SGS family, which includes other schools within the Trust and SGS College.

Many valuable staff benefits. Including:

  • Free Parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted shopping benefits
  • Excellent Pension Schemes: Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for Corporate staff and Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS) for academic staff
  • Access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources via SGS College’s occupational health portal.

What support is available to me?

You will be invited to attend our comprehensive induction programme and get up to date with all statutory and mandatory training. You will be entitled to a selection of training and development opportunities to support your professional and personal development.

South Gloucestershire & Stroud Academy Trust have an exciting opportunity for a Governance Manager & Company Secretary to the Trust.

Full Time Equivalent Salary Range:  SGSAT J39 – J42 £38,040 – £41,085

Actual Salary Range*: £26,216.76 – £28,315.34

*Based on Contract Type & Hours (Salary is dependent on level of qualification and experience)

Contract Type: Permanent and all year round

Hours: 25.50 per week

South Gloucestershire & Stroud Academy Trust have an exciting opportunity for a Governance Manager & Company Secretary to the Trust.

We are able to support flexible working from home for this role, with attendance on site for meetings as required.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To act as Governance Manager and Company Secretary to the South Gloucestershire and Stroud Academy Trust (SGSAT)
  • To act as Company Secretary to the SGSAT.
  • The successful candidate will secure the continuity of Board business, observing all confidentiality requirements.
  • Provide mentoring, oversight and liaison with other Governance Officers of constituent Local School Boards (LSB’s) of schools within the Trust.
  • Ensure effective Governance and organisation of Trust business.
  • To advise the Trust and committees on the proper exercise of their powers and on the application of the relevant Education Acts and other laws affecting its work.

Beneficial Skills & Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience of governance procedures, roles and responsibilities in an education setting.
  • Ability to read and assimilate complex documents, clearly articulating complex issues in writing and orally.
  • Experience of handling sensitive information securely and in a confidential manner/awareness of Data Protection

Closing Date:  Tuesday 3rd January 2023

Expected Interview Date will be in January 2023

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory Disclosure Certificate, Enhanced with Children’s Barred list check, as a requirement of the job.

South Gloucestershire and Stroud Academy Trust welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and is an equal opportunities employer.

SGS Academy Trust is a Multi Academy Trust, which was formed in response to the request of the Regional Schools Commissioner, Sir David Carter in November 2014.

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College sponsor the Trust, and their size and range of expertise forms the basis of the support for schools within the Trust.

There are three schools within the Trust:

SGS Forest High School is situated in Cinderford, Forest of Dean.  Forest High School has engaged with some of the best learning providers in the county to establish a rich, extensive curriculum and to support classroom teaching,   The School is small, intimate and student focused.

SGS Pegasus School opened in September 2017 providing a genuinely innovative school for children and young people with autism.  It is located in Patchway, South Gloucestershire. The School provides a personalised, multi-disciplinary and evidence-based approach to support young people to learn and thrive

SGS Berkeley Green UTC opened in September 2017.  As the first University Technical College (UTC) in Gloucestershire, Berkeley Green aspires to combine outstanding academic and technical education.

Why choose SGS Academy Trust?

You will become part of the wider SGS family supporting you with your professional development, access to the LGPS, discounted shopping benefits, and access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources.

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Date Posted: 12/12/2022

Deadline for applications: 03/01/2023

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