ASSISTANT GOVERNANCE MANAGER Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust

Closing Date: 13 Jun 2022 (Vacancy Closed)

Salary: Band 7, Point 31, £35,336 per annum


Salary: Band 7, Point 31, £35,336 per annum

Start Date: asap

Contract: Permanent, whole time (full year)

(Term Time working plus up to 20 additional days could be considered for the right applicant)

The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle has a growth plan for Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust to serve South Tyneside, Sunderland and East Durham, with a total of 34 schools in the Trust by July 2022.

Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust was established in February 2016, currently there are twenty nine schools within the Trust with a schedule of additional schools joining each term.

We are looking to appoint an Assistant Governance Manager to join the Trust central team.

The successful candidate will be an integral part of the governance process within the Trust, working alongside the Governance Manger to deliver a cohesive programme of support enabling governance within the Trust to excel. They will be responsible for overseeing a cohort of Local Governing Committees (LGC) effectiveness and compliance and will support with the continued development and delivery of the Trust’s Governance Improvement Strategy.

The successful candidate will be based at the Trust Head Office, Evolve Business Centre, Cygnet Way, Rainton Bridge South Business Park, DH4 5QY.  The successful candidate must be able to meet the travel requirements of the post which may include visits to several schools to attend governor meetings, many of which will take place on an early evening.

Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust safeguards and protects its students and staff by being committed to respond in accordance with South Tyneside Child Protection Procedures.  Enhanced DBS checks are mandatory for all staff.

Completed application forms should be submitted by email to by 9 am on Monday 13 June 2022.  We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. If you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Emailed applications are required and CV’s will not be accepted.  For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Anna Harrison, to arrange a confidential discussion.

Electronic signatures will be accepted but candidates will be required to add a written signature to their application when circumstances allow.

The position we are filling is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a satisfactory Enhanced DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required as part of pre-employment checks.

Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and we expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Recruitment Pack


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