Hackney Education provides a range of services to support the education of children, young people and adults in our inner London borough. Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. Within our diverse borough we serve a wide range of children and young people. We have a particular focus on supporting less advantaged families: Hackney figures in the 10% most deprived boroughs in England on a number of measures.
Hackney Education’s key priority is to improve the life chances of every child, young person and learner: making Hackney the most forward looking education system in the UK, where schools, settings and partners provide an exciting environment which ensures inclusion and success for everyone. We see our borough as being one of the best places in the country for young people to grow, learn, develop and achieve – and one of the best places for colleagues to work and thrive in our education system.
Job title Governance Services Administrator
Salary pro rata for part time roles (actual salary £24,050.40 to £24,924) Opportunities may become available to earn more through additional sessional projects.
Terms and Conditions Part time
The Governance Services team provides statutory, procedural and best practice guidance and support to schools. We provide a purposeful model of governance through the best possible advice, support and solutions for Hackney School governors and school leaders and beyond. These include training, governing board clerking, reviews and interventions. We are well established and trusted by our local school leaders and governors community, as well as senior officers and councillors for providing a swift and reliable professional service. In doing so, we help ensure exceptional outcomes that change the life chances for all our children, particularly those who are most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Our work is partly statutory, in our duty to Hackney schools, and partly commercially traded to schools within our borough and beyond. The statutory and commercial activities combine to inform our developmental work to improve standards in the full scope of educational settings. This is a truly exciting time to join us!
We would be delighted to hear from those of you who:
- Are an excellent communicator with strong administrative experience
- Possess business acumen and numeracy skills
- Are looking for a meaningful and flexible role in public service
- Looking to develop a career in policy work and project management …..
The postholder will provide administrative and project management support work within the Governance Services Team with Hackney Education. They will also be the first point of contact for a vibrant, dedicated team of governance professionals that works mainly flexibly and remotely for clients in Hackney and beyond. As a public servant, the postholder will adhere to the Nolan Principles of public life, but also require strong business acumen, innovation, and project management skills.
This role will enable you to gain unique insights into how schools are run at a very high strategic level, and how governance drives school improvement. You will be instrumental in making a difference, supporting strong governance of schools which will lead to changing the life chances of every child in our community and beyond. The role will appeal to you as a development opportunity leading to a future career in project management, business administration, and governance. There is also an opportunity for development as a governance professional for governing boards.
We continually invest in making sure staff have the right tools to do the job, the best working environments, and an open, collaborative and creative culture for you to succeed. Please find further details around our employee benefits and flexible working and Timewise.
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Closing date: Midnight, 4th July 2022
Test: 7th July 2022
Interviews: 13th July 2022
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from a black and ethnic minority background as these groups are currently under represented in our workforce.