Salary: £40,000 - £49,000 per annum
Full-time fixed two year contract with potential to extend into 2025 (job share applications welcome)
Agile home working with occasional travel to our NGA offices in Birmingham
Closing Date: Monday 9th August 2021 at 12:00 noon

This exciting Head of NLG position has been created at the National Governance Association (NGA) at a critical time. Governance has risen on the political and school improvement agendas and this newly won tender, from the Department for Education, to deliver support to schools and trusts where it is most needed provides more opportunities for NGA to deliver our charitable objectives. 

We are looking for a knowledgeable and experienced individual to join our Professional Development Team as we are now able to offer Department for Education funded external reviews of governance to support those schools and trusts who need it most.The Head of NLG will liaise with Regional Delivery Directorates, Local Authorities and Dioceses to identify eligible settings, and oversee the effective matching, delivery, reviews and recommendations made through the new NLG support serviceManaging a small internal team and a team of NLGs with a wide variety of expertise, they will ensure key objectives are met and that the service contributes to improved governance and therefore better outcomes for pupils.

This will be a challenging role where governance expertise in both maintained schools and trusts will be key alongside excellent networks and interpersonal skills with strength in project management and leadership.

Benefits of joining NGA include:
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Pension contribution at 7%

How to Apply:

  • Candidates must complete an Application Form.  Please do not send a CV or include a CV to support the Application form.
  • The Equal and Diversity Monitoring form is strictly confidential and will be used for monitoring purposes only
  • If you have any questions about the role, please email
  • Applications should be sent to with Head of National Leaders of Governance Support (NLG) in the subject line by 12:00 noon on Monday 9th August 2021

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