Job Vacancies in Jewish Schools

Governance Professional

Contract Type: Part Time
Start Date: September 2024
Education Setting: Educational Organisation
Salary: Salary: FTE £37,443 – 39,264 , Actual salary based on 9 hours a week, 38 weeks a year £7,879.56 - 8,262.84 (equivalent to approx £274-285 per meeting)
Job Category: Non-Teaching Staff
Location: Southgate

About Us:

The Jewish Community Academy Trust (JCAT), a collective of four primary schools in North London and Hertfordshire, is dedicated to fostering academic excellence and personal growth within the Jewish community. We are seeking an exceptional Governance Professional to ensure our governance framework supports our mission of educational excellence.

The main purpose of the Governance Professional is to ensure that all layers of the Trust’s governance arrangements operate as a coherent whole. This is a strategic leadership position responsible for keeping the ‘conscience’ of the Trust through monitoring compliance with regulatory requirements, whilst consolidating local arrangements across the schools within the Trust providing robust challenge and support for the schools.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Meeting Coordination: Arrange all Trustee and Governor meetings, ensuring all logistical details are meticulously managed.
  • Clerking and Minute Writing: Attend meetings, take comprehensive minutes, and ensure their timely distribution.
  • Records Management: Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all governance activities, including trustee and governor files.
  • Pre and Post Meeting Administration: Handle all preparatory and follow-up administrative tasks to ensure meetings are conducted efficiently.
  • Onboarding: Facilitate the seamless onboarding process for new trustees and governors, ensuring they are well-integrated and informed.
  • Register of Interests: Maintain and regularly update the register of interests for all trustees and governors.
  • Training and Development: Organise and oversee training sessions to ensure trustees and governors are well-equipped to fulfil their roles.
  • Governance Advice: Provide expert governance advice to trustees and governors, ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and best practices.

Why Join Us?

At JCAT, you will be part of an organisation that values collaboration, innovation, and professional growth. We offer a supportive work environment with a balance of working from our head office and from home. If you are passionate about governance and making a positive impact in the education sector, we encourage you to apply.


The Jewish Community Academy Trust (JCAT) is currently seeking to fill key governance roles within the Trust. We are looking for either a single Governance Professional or, alternatively, a Governance Lead and a Minute Clerk. To provide clarity and accommodate varying levels of experience and availability, we have posted three separate job adverts detailing the responsibilities and requirements for each role. We encourage candidates to review all three adverts and apply for the position that best matches their skills and career aspirations.

JCAT is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our safeguarding and Prevent Duty including social media checks

Closing date: 31 July 2024