Central London, Greater London Bloomsbury, Greater London London, Greater London

£27,000 - £30,000 per year

Permanent, Part-time, Full-time

Governance and Compliance Officer

Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting role where you can apply your governance and compliance skills to make a positive impact on a large scale?

Are you excited by the challenge of working in a fast-paced and rapidly growing organisation?

Do you want a role which encourages and supports professional growth?

At the Chartered College of Teaching – the professional body for teachers in England - we’re looking for a Governance and Compliance professional. This person will work closely with the Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer, President and chairs of committees to ensure exceptional governance of the organisation. You will add strategic and commercial value to the Chartered College of Teaching by driving improvements in compliance and risk management. To excel in this role you will have experience of charity governance and compliance.

About the Chartered College of Teaching

The aim of the Chartered College of Teaching is to improve the quality of education for children and young people. We support teachers, champion great teaching and raise the status of the profession so that teachers are working in the most effective, informed way to provide the best possible education for children and young people now, and in the future.

Job Purpose

The Governance and Compliance Officer is responsible for providing high quality company secretarial and clerking services to the Council and its Committees, ensuring that the organisation is compliant with relevant charity laws and conducting the tasks required of the organisation’s Data Protection Officer.

Main Responsibilities


  • Provide effective support to the Council and its committees, including ensuring the production and distribution of high quality agendas and papers, attending Council and committee meetings and recording minutes accurately
  • Manage governance processes, including Council member induction and ensuring actions from meetings are followed up
  • Support the COO to manage the process for annual elections to the Council, liaising with the elections provider as required


  • Ensure that the Chartered College of Teaching is compliant with GDPR, outlining key activities and timelines, and providing recommendations for improvement as required in accordance with GDPR legislation and policy
  • Develop and implement the organisation’s compliance and data policies as required
  • Create ‘best practice’ guidance for data processors
  • Carry out the tasks required of a Data Protection Officer including, but not limited to, conducting Data Impact assessments, data breach reporting, and data protection training for staff, and work closely with the Senior Information Risk Owner
  • Maintain the Chartered College of Teaching’s policy framework and manage periodic reviews of policies to ensure these remain compliant
  • Develop a compliance framework to provide central oversight of compliance with identified laws and regulations
  • Keep up to date with charity and company law guidance, and informing colleagues on of any relevant changes


  • Manage inputs from colleagues to the organisational risk register
  • Participate in meetings, including the fortnightly office meeting, and other activities as required
  • Attend and participate in CPD learning activities and training to maintain and develop your knowledge and skills
  • Perform other activities and support the COO with operational matters as and when required in order to fulfil the purpose and requirements of the role

Skills and Experience required

Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience of charity compliance
  • Experience or knowledge of the Data Protection Officer role
  • Demonstrable experience of handling highly confidential information
  • Experience of writing high-quality meeting minutes
  • Degree level or equivalent relevant experience
  • Good MS Office knowledge
  • A legal background is desirable though not essential


  • Exceptional attention to detail, proof-reading and document management ability
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Highly effective organisational skills, with ability to manage a varied workload
  • Flexible approach, with the ability to adapt to and embrace change
  • Self-motivated and driven
  • Able to work independently
  • Calm and resilient, with ability to work well under pressure
  • Focused on quality, with ability to produce high quality work within tight deadlines
  • Adopts a professional and responsible approach
  • Discrete and trustworthy


Applications invited by 08:00 on Monday 29th April

First round interviews: Thursday 2nd May

Second round interviews: Tuesday 7th May

These dates may be subject to change.

We encourage you to apply promptly as we will be reviewing applications as they are received and may complete the process earlier than expected if an excellent candidate is identified at an early stage.

Your Personal Data

As part of any recruitment process, the Chartered College of Teaching collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. The organisation is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

Pre-employment checks

All conditional offers of employment are subject to:

· Two satisfactory references

· Proof of qualifications

· Eligibility to work in the UK

The Chartered College of Teaching’s benefits

The Chartered College of Teaching offers several core benefits to all employees, in recognition of the dedication of our employees:

  • Pension: The Chartered College offers a competitive 8.5% employer contribution to the NEST pension scheme.
  • Annual leave: The Chartered College of Teaching offers a generous holiday allowance of 28 days (pro-rated for part-time staff) in addition to the normal bank and public holidays.
  • Flexible working: Flexible working may include but is not limited to: working from home, flexible working hours (e.g. hours different to the 9am-5pm standard contract hours), compressed hours and part-time working.
  • Travel: The Chartered College of Teaching offers an interest free loan for a season ticket.
  • Cycle to work scheme: The Chartered College of Teaching provides a tax efficient way to purchase a bicycle.
  • Training and Development:  The Chartered College of Teaching encourages all employees to engage in professional development to support development needs.