Governance and Compliance Manager - L.E.A.D. Academy Trust

Governance and Compliance Manager

Closing date: 10/07/2018
Salary: £ 31,401 - 37,107 depending on experience + excellent benefits

Job description:

The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust is an established and growing multi-academy trust committed to providing the highest quality education to enable every pupil to realise their full potential.  

With Head Office in Nottingham, covering Sheffield, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire regions, L.E.A.D. is rated as one of the top 7 academy trusts nationally. L.E.A.D. currently has 25 academies, with further growth planned. This is a unique opportunity to join a thriving and successful organisation. 

As an experienced and self-motivated Governance professional, you will develop, implement and monitor governance policy and practice to ensure all statutory and compliance requirements are met for the Trust and across our Academies. 

In this newly created role, the key areas you will be responsible for will include:

  • Ensuring Trust governance standards and policy reflect current Ofsted and Safeguarding requirements, whilst playing an active role in embedding any changes required  
  • Using your expertise to ensure the flow of information between various layers of governance remains effective at all times
  • Leading on the recruitment, induction and training of Academy Advisory Bodies (AAB) members
  • Line managing a small team of AAB clerks
  • Leading on the management of the Trust Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acting as Trust Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to work effectively with and constructively challenge a wide range of senior stakeholders. You will have a successful track record of providing competent Governance advice, ideally with a good understanding of the Education context. 

This is a full-time position and will be based in Nottingham, although travel between the sites in the East Midlands region will be expected.  In return, L.E.A.D. offer excellent benefits including, 30 days holiday plus a generous local government pension scheme.

Closing date: 09:00 Wednesday 11th July 2018  

To apply please click on the link below:

Application Pack 

Should you have any questions regarding the role please contact Kristina Lloyd-Fisher, HR Business Partner, on 0115 8225 447 or email on 

The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust was recently named by Ofsted's Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, as a "high performer" and that it should be used as an example to others.

'The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust is one of the strongest sponsors operating in the East Midlands, with a track record of successfully improving underperforming schools...' Department for Education, 29 May 2015, Leicester Mercury

The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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