Company Secretary and Director of Governance

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As the largest Catholic multi-academy trust (MAT) in the south of England, currently comprising 24 academies (19 primary & 5 secondary), KCSP are determined not only to do the right thing by the pupils that we educate and the staff that we employ, but to do so to the highest possible standard.

We are seeking a highly experienced Company Secretary & Director of Governance, who is well-versed in senior organisational administration, to support our Trust Board and academy governance committees in their work as Directors and governance committee members.

You will be driven to ensure best governance practise at every level of our Trust, including the work of each of our academy governance committees (currently 32). Allied to a track record of senior administrative delivery and leadership, your background may be in a similar sized private sector company, charity, local authority or other public sector agency. You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and be a member of a recognised accrediting organisation such as the Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland (CGIUKI) or the Institute of Administrative Management (IAM). 

This is a full-time role. However, flexible working would be considered for the right candidate. This role will be based at Barham Court, Teston, Kent but the post holder will be expected to attend meetings at academy sites, together with other diocesan and work-related locations when required. A flexible working approach, including some evenings will be required according to the necessary demands of this high-profile role. 

The Trust and our academies offer a supportive, inspiring working environment with staff development at our heart.

Please click here to view the full job description and person specification for this role, and to download an application form and all of the related documents.  If you would like an informal discussion in confidence about this role, please contact CEO, Annemarie Whittle at:

Please send your letter of application together with a completed Catholic Education Service (CES) Application Form, completed CES Recruitment Monitoring Form, CES Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Disclosure Form and CES Consent to Obtain References Form to Annemarie Whittle at:

Your letter of application should be limited to 1,000 words max. and should outline why you are suited to this role, what you believe you can bring to the Trust and also your experience to date, skill set and qualifications.

The successful applicant will be committed to promoting and upholding the Catholic ethos of the Trust and its academies, but you do not need to be a Catholic to apply for this role.

KCSP and our academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and require all staff, helpers and Governance Committee Members to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check and section 128 check.

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