Carshalton, Greater London

£28,356 - £37,098 per year

Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Governors Services Advisor 

Main Working Location: Cognus Office (24 Denmark Road, SM52JS)/ Flexible 

Salary Range: £28,356-£37,098 Grade 7 

Permanent, 37 Hours per Week 

Cognus Limited is going through an exciting period of growth and development. To support our ambitions, the Company has the following vacancy in its newly established Surrey Governor Services Team.

To be successful, you will need to:

  1. Be an enthusiastic and innovative professional with substantial experience of project work including some previous knowledge of Governors Services within a local authority setting. 
  2. Be a team player who sees teamwork and peer support as key factors in making a success of this role.
  3. Be educated to degree level or equivalent.
  4. Have outstanding English language expertise.
  5. Be flexible and innovative.
  6. Have outstanding presentation and public speaking skills. 
  7. Have high level of professionalism and an ability to create strong links with all clients. 

The successful candidate will manage administration tasks for the service including the running of the governor’s database, ensuring it consists of accurate and up to date information.

She/he will create standard termly agenda for Surrey schools’ governing bodies, organise and facilitate governors' meetings, support the Government Services Manager and manage the process of Local Authority Governor Nominations.

The post holder will attend to daily services tasks and will be instrumental in developing effective relationship between Governors Services and colleagues in Surrey County Council, school governing bodies, trustees and clerks to governors.

If you are interested and would like to be considered for this role, with a CV and covering note (of no more than two sides, minimum font size 11) outlining your suitability. The deadline for receipt is midnight on Sunday 9th June 2019. Candidates are requested to be available on either Wednesday 19th or Thursday 20th June 2019 for interview.  

All offers of employment are subject to successful completion of recruitment formalities which includes an enhanced DBS check. These checks must have been completed prior to commencement of employment. We expect our staff to have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to follow the child protection procedures adopted by the Company and the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board.

We have several other roles we are recruiting to at different levels within Cognus. Please get in touch for an informal conversation about these and other opportunities if you or anyone else you know may be interested in working with us.