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Head of governance and safeguarding

Salary range: £40,000 - £45,000 depending on experience

Contract type: Permanent, full-time

Closing date: 2nd September 2019 

Interview date: w/c 9th September 2019

We, at East Midlands Academy Trust, are a unique family of seven academies.  The Trust includes five primary academies, one secondary and one all-through 4-19 free school.  We are driven by a strong moral purpose that every child has the right to outstanding teaching and leadership. 

The Trust is incredibly proud of the achievement and the real difference we are making. 

We are looking to recruit a Head of Governance and Safeguarding.

The Head of Governance and Safeguarding is responsible for advising the Board and Local Advisory Boards in accordance with the provisions of the Articles of Association and regulatory requirements on the following:

  • Compliance and operations of its powers
  • Procedural matters
  • The effective and efficient conduct of its business
  • Matters of governance and good practice
  • The application and compliance around safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Providing effective administrative support to the Board and Governing Body and its committees.

Principal Accountabilities

The post-holder is accountable to the Board through the CEO.  The Head of Governance and Safeguarding will give sound, well-researched advice and guidance to the Board and will support the members in evaluating their effectiveness.

If you are interested in this vacancy, we would like to hear from you.  In order to consider your application in full please download an application form and submit together with a covering letter.  You can download a recruitment pack below.

For an informal discussion, please contact Ruhena Mahmood, Trust HR Business Partner on 07711 925992.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people.  All positions will involve appropriate checks and an enhanced DBS check.


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