Local Governance Officer - Newton Abbot College (Ivy Education Trust )

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • Scale 4, Point 7: £2,766 per annum (£20,444 per annum FTE)

Ivy Education Trust is seeking to appoint a Local Governance Officer for one of the academies within our Trust: Newton Abbot College.  Training will be provided as part of the Trust’s ongoing training programme, along with support from the Trust Governance Officer and team.  An identical role is currently vacant at our primary school in Starcross and there is an option to have one Local Governance Officer for both schools if applicants are looking to increase their working hours (please state any interest in this on application). 

You will be responsible for providing advice and guidance to the Local Governing Body (LGB) on governance, constitutional and procedural matters by ensuring compliance with the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation, other relevant polices and structures.   

The hours are to to be worked flexibly during term time, to include attendance at some evening meetings (approximately 6 per school year).

Being responsible to the Chair of Governors, and the Trust Governance Officer, the post holder will contribute towards the efficient functioning of the LGB and its committees by: 
• providing effective administrative and organisational support;
•  facilitating effective and efficient meetings; advising and guiding on procedural matters relating to compliance to ensure that the LGB works within the appropriate legal and regulatory framework;
• effectively managing information in accordance with legal requirements observing confidentiality where necessary;
• working in a team with the Trust Governance Officer and other Local Governance Officers to ensure consistently excellent practice, compliance, and communication between the Trust Board and the Local Governing Bodies.

The successful candidate will be:
• Highly organised, reliable, flexible and self-motivated
•  A good communicator
• Impartial

The Ivy Education Trust works closely with all schools within the Trust and beyond. The Ivy Education Trust celebrates the diversity of each of its schools and is founded upon the alignment of vision and values that we all commonly hold to secure the best outcomes for our pupils. 

The name of our Trust is inspired by the story of Dr Ivy Williams. Born in Teignbridge (Newton Abbot), in 1877, she managed what we would wish for all the children and young people of Teignbridge and surrounding area that we serve in our schools by fulfilling her childhood dreams and ambitions. 

On 10 May 1922 Dr Ivy Williams became the first woman to be called to the Bar (formally recognised as a qualified Barrister of Law) of England and Wales. 

The story of Dr Ivy Williams reminds us of the famous quote from Michelangelo: “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”

The Ivy Education Trust supports and challenges all members of our learning community to dream big, aim high, and achieve more than they ever thought was possible.

If you share these visions and aspirations, then we very much welcome your application for this post. 

Application forms and further information are available from our website, Ivy Education Trust or via email to people@ivyeducationtrust.co.uk by 12 noon on the closing date.

Interview Date: 5th or 6th October 2022 (to be confirmed)

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationTeignbridgeDevon
  • Work Postcode

    TQ12 2NF

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupEducation SupportAdministrative, Secretarial & Office SupportYouth & Community

  • Salary Details

    Scale 4, Point 7: £2,766 per annum (£20,444 per annum FTE)

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypePart TimeTerm Time
  • Hours

    228 hours per annum (6 hours per week), 38 weeks per year, term time only

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required