Governance Professional

We have an exciting opportunity for a Governance Professional to join Vertas. This will be a Term Time position.

  • Posted: 28/02/2022
  • Salary: Dependant on skills and experience

Job Specification

Main Purpose of the Job:

  • To provide clerking and governance support to governing boards.
  • Prepare agendas for governing board meetings.
  • Ensure agendas and minutes are circulated within specified timescales.
  • Attend and take accurate minutes at governing board meetings.
  • Record the attendance of governors / trustees at meetings.
  • Keep membership records and advise on expiry of terms of office.
  • Advise on procedures for appointing / electing governors/ trustees.
  • Be the first point of contact for governors/ trustees in your allocated schools/ academies.
  • Advise on procedural and legislative matters during and between meetings.
  • Advise on best practice in governance.
  • Signpost governors / trustees to further advice and support where necessary.
  • Ensure the efficient and compliant operation of the boards you are working with.
  • Advise on governor / trustee training opportunities.
  • Participate in training and briefings.
  • Keep up to date with current educational developments and legislation affecting school governance.
  • You will be supported by a central administration team and be provided with regular training, briefings and updates.


  • Experience of working in an educational environment would be desirable.

Key Objectives:

  • Deadlines met.
  • Positive feedback from colleagues and customers.
  • Productivity targets met.

Key Skills:

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft packages, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to organise own workload.
  • Accurate keyboard skills for use in producing a range of documents.
  • Knows how to maintain accurate records.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of confidentiality and data protection requirements in the workplace.
  • Works on own initiative.
  • Research and problem-solving skills to deal with queries and issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to provide accurate advice and guidance.
  • Professional and polite when dealing with colleagues and customers.
  • Provides accurate, timely advice, resolving queries and solving problems.
  • Works effectively as a member of a team, demonstrating a flexible approach.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude, commitment and enthusiasm.
  • Willingness to develop a deep understanding of the procedures and regulations relating to school and academy governance.
  • Willingness to engage with professional development opportunities.


Governance Professional – Schools’ Choice (part of Vertas Group Limited)

Salary Dependant upon Experience

Nationwide – Home working


Your Package:

  • Zero hours contract working from home.
  • Salary dependent on skills and experience.
  • Virtual GP Appointments.
  • Second Medical Opinion.
  • Help to stop smoking.
  • Mental Health Counselling.
  • How to prevent burnout at work.
  • Life Events Counselling.
  • Healthy Living Support including personal exercise and diet plan.
  • Financial Guidance on budgeting and financial education.
  • Legal guidance to simplify and signpost on legal issues or concerns.

In addition we also offer the following to all colleagues:

  • LifeWorks Discount Scheme.
  • Personal Development Opportunities.
  • Mental Health First Aiders.
  • Annual Colleague Awards.
  • Pension scheme.

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