Governance, Compliance and Development Officer

Post: Governance, Compliance and Development Officer

Pay scale: Grade 8, Point 32-35 (£35745- £38890)

Contract: Full time Permanent (37 hours per week)

Start date: 1st September 2021

Minerva Learning Trust is an expanding Sheffield based Multi Academy Trust with a vision of providing outstanding education for all the students within our schools. The Trust is passionate that all students should see their time at school as happy and fulfilling with their potential developed to the utmost. The Trust employs just under 800 staff across our schools and central services and we are committed to providing career opportunities and professional development which allows people to make a positive contribution to the delivery of our vision.

We are looking to recruit someone to join our Central Trust Team and contribute to the development and delivery of our Governance, Compliance, Professional Development and Data Protection functions. This is an exciting opportunity to work across the Trust to support the Trust Board, Local Governing Bodies and our schools in managing these areas. The successful candidate will:

 Support the efficient and effective operation of Governance within the Trust including performance of the duties of the Professional Clerk at all meetings of the Trust Board and Members.

 Provide advice on governance legislation and procedural matters where necessary, before, during and after meetings.

 Lead on the processes for recruitment, induction and development of new appointees within the Governance structure.

 Support the development of policies/guidance and procedures for Governance in the Trust

 Coordinate the development and delivery of the Trust’s CPD programmes for Governors and employees.

 Contribute to the management, maintenance and review of risk management across the Trust.

 Perform the role of Data Protection Officer for the Trust.

Candidates can find out more about the Trust and our schools via the Trust website Candidates can have an informal discussion about the role with Nicola Gregory, Trust HR and Governance Director. Arrangements for this can be made by contacting Nicola via e-mail:

The closing date is 9:00 am on Monday 21 June and interviews will take place on 24th June 2021.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. 

Further information is available by contacting Rebekah Green, Trust HR and Payroll Officer, via e-mail:

The application form and information pack is available on the Trust website Please ensure that you do not fill in a Sheffield City Council application form in respect of this vacancy as your application will not be considered.