newNational Head of Governance Development

Date Posted: 7 days ago
Salary: £55,000 - £68,000 a year

Job Description

National Head of Governance Development
£55,000 - £68,000 per annum, Permanent - 35 hrs pw

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) helps ensure that the Further Education and Training sector develops world class leaders, teachers and trainers. We work across the whole FE sector and are funded by Government grant, commercial contracts, professional membership (The Society for Education and Training - SET) and accreditation fees and a variety of other business activities.

We are now looking to appoint a National Head of Governance Development. The post-holder will be the ETF expert in governance. They will use their expertise and knowledge to help develop and deliver an integrated programme of support for Chairs, governors and governance professionals through grant funded programmes and contracts. They will be expected to work closely and effectively with the National Head of Leadership Development in particular.

The National Heads have a specialist area in which they act as the policy lead. They will be a thought leader nationally, be responsible for engaging DfE colleagues and the sector in relevant discussion on the subject area and will be responsible for leading the programmes and CPD design linked to their area of expertise.
The role will report into the Director of Development & Evidence and will be the policy lead and ETF expert in sector governance, building and maintaining relationships with relevant stakeholders, negotiating grant, providing expertise into bidding, leading on design work and contributing to ETFs reputation for thought leadership.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Education to degree level or equivalent
  • Clear ability to demonstrate expertise in Governance
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong understanding of the FE and training sector
  • Ability to work with a wide range of external stakeholders to build professional development programmes
  • Ability to demonstrate strong understanding, knowledge and experience of what makes professional development in an education and training environment effective
  • Passion for and curiosity about latest educational research and big education debates
  • Experience of working in a governance role, especially within the FE and training sector
  • The ability to build and maintain networks and senior level relationships across the sector
  • Ability to reach decisions and judgments based upon a sound evidence basis

If you are an exceptional candidate who would like to make an impact and enjoy working in a vibrant and cooperative environment, we will welcome your application.

Applicants should apply by submitting a CV and cover letter (600 words maximum), outlining how you fulfil the requirements of the role.

Closing Date: 7 October 2021 at 12 pm

The Education and Training Foundation values diversity and is committed to making appointments on merit by fair and open processes, in accordance with its equal opportunities policy.

Our employees enjoy a generous benefits package

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