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Trust Company Secretary & Head of Governance - Skills for Life Trust - Full-time

Beyond Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F22-233-S
  • Posted:07/03/2023
  • Pay:NJC Grade PO2 Point 32-42 (£38,296 - £48,587)
  • Start Date:April 2023
  • App Close Date:31/03/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Trust Company Secretary & Head of Governance

Skills for Life Trust

Salary: NJC Grade PO2 Point 32 - 42 (£38,296 - £48,587 per annum)

Hours: Full time, permanent

Location: Chatham, Kent

Required: April 2023

The Skills for Life Trust comprises of two secondary academies and three primary academies: Greenacre Academy, Walderslade Girls’ School, Warren Wood Primary Academy, Hilltop Primary Academy and Chantry Community Academy.

The Company Secretary and Head of Governance will undertake responsibilities as a member of the Trust Central Team, establishing a key link between the Trust Board and the Operational Team.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide quality administrative support to the Board and deliver a professional internal company secretarial service, ensuring the Trust Governance procedures, the requirements of the Governance handbook, Trust Code of Conduct and associated boards, sub-committees and governance terms of reference are embedded across the Trust.  You will need experience of working within a governance function, have strong communication skills and demonstrate integrity, confidentiality and flexibility.                                                                                        

Amongst the many benefits of working within the Trust you will receive;

  • Skills for Life Trust values
  • Free Private Healthcare Cover
  • Care First – Employee Assistance Programme
  • Personal development and promotion opportunities across the Trust
  • Trust wide focus on staff wellbeing
  • A supportive environment
  • Free Flu Vaccination
  • Flexible working
  • Timetabled and purposeful CPD
  • Secure car parking
  • Laptop and technical support
  • Access to the National College*

*The National College provides engaging CPD in a high quality video format on the latest practice, policy and research, working with some of the leading experts in education.

Please check out our website for further details on the Skills for Life Trust: www.sflt.org.uk

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please call the HR Department on 01634 861596 ext: 337 or email hr@sflt.org.uk who can arrange this for you.

The Skills for Life Trust is committed to safeguarding.  All of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies which is in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates.  All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Please visit our website for more details on the Trust: www.sflt.org.uk

Closing Date: 31st March 2023.  We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Information about the trust

The Trust have developed a set of core values for staff which are promoted and encouraged. The values help to ensure staff have a healthy work-life balance, are recognised and praised for their work, and are empowered to make decisions.

We are also dedicated to ensuring the safety and protection of all individuals under its care. This commitment to safeguarding is shared by all academies within the Trust, as we strive to promote the welfare of our pupils. We require all staff and volunteers to uphold this commitment, and we therefore implement a thorough recruitment process across all academies that aligns with the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines. This process includes conducting online checks on shortlisted candidates and all employment offers are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references and where applicable a prohibition from teaching check.

The Trust is also committed to promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of school life. We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other characteristic. We celebrate the diversity of our school community and are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued, safe and able to achieve their full potential. We believe that this approach not only supports our students to achieve their best, but also prepares them for life in a diverse and interconnected world. If you share our commitment to equality and diversity, we welcome your application to join our team.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Manager
  • Address:Fort Pitt Grammar School,
    ME4 6TJ
  • Telephone: 01634 861596
  • Email: hr@sflt.org.uk



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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.