Governance and Compliance Manager

Pay Range: Grade D £26,675 - £32,160
Start Date: Immediately
Contract Type: 37 hours per week, 41 working weeks per year, though part-time applications will be considered
Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 24/04/2023

We are pleased to be recruiting a Governance and Compliance Manager to our growing Multi Academy Trust. This is an exciting opportunity to join our central service team working with the Board of Trustees. The post holder will be an enthusiastic, organised, and self-motivated person who will lead on the strategic development of governance including the development and consistent implementation of policies and procedures across the Trust and wider compliance matters.

The successful candidate will have experience of:

  • writing reports at Board level
  • effective research skills and ability to keep abreast with relevant legislative changes and developments
  • working with autonomy over the management of your own workload, priorities and deadlines
  • ability to accurately capture and record discussion points, challenge decisions, and action points from meetings
  • good knowledge of effective IT administration systems including Management Information Systems and Microsoft packages

Place of work – William Edwards School with home working.



At South West Essex Community Education Trust, we are passionate about providing the best start in life for our pupils. We are united in the belief that every young person needs and deserves an education that will maximise their future life chances.

We place our pupils’ needs at the heart of everything we do and support our colleagues in delivering high-quality education. Our vision is to establish a national reputation for the quality of education we provide.

Our academies are united by the things that make us both similar and unique – the DNA that ties us all together. The SWECET DNA is made up of the following components: Developing our people, Nurturing our differences, and Aspiring for excellence.

We believe that our colleagues are our most precious resource to provide high-quality learning experiences for all our pupils. Our colleagues work hard to support teams in their own schools and across the Trust and in return, the SWECET Wellbeing Charter sets out our actions to support our colleagues.

If you have energy and passion in abundance and would relish the opportunity to be part of our team, we look forward to hearing from you. Visits from prospective candidates are warmly welcomed and encouraged. To arrange a visit, please email [email protected].


Please return your letter of application and completed form to HR Department, SWECET c/o William Edwards School, Stifford Clays Road, Grays, Essex, RM16 3NJ or email [email protected].


South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers, online checks and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Service.