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Advice Team Graduate

Starting Salary: £24,400

Office based with hybrid working (Two days a week in our Birmingham office; Three days working from home)

We are looking for a Graduate to join our Advice team, who provide our membership with information and advice relating to the complete range of functions carried out by governing boards of maintained schools and academy trusts. The ideal candidate will have excellent skills in teamwork, communication, problem solving and have a flexible approach to work. Candidates should also have an interest in the schools’ sector and show a commitment to improving the experiences of children and young people in England.

Benefits of working for NGA:

  • Competitive starting salary of £24,400 per annum.
  • Annual leave entitlement of 25 days (FTE) increasing to 27 with continuous service, 8 days bank holiday and 3 days Christmas closure, with the ability to buy and sell annual leave
  • Employer contribution pension scheme at 7%
  • Hybrid working (between our Birmingham office and home working) and other flexible working arrangements on request
  • Wellbeing support through our employee assistance programme
  • A healthy training and development budget (CPD) with a wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • A commitment to environmental sustainability includes a cycle to work scheme and encouragement to use public transport, including railcards

Recruitment Timetable



Closing date for applications:

Monday 24 June at 9am

NGA are actively recruiting for this position and may contact shortlisted candidates prior to the published closing date so early applications are encouraged.

Interview Date:

Thursday 18 July

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

How to Apply:

Please submit a current CV, accompanied by a personal statement setting out why you wish to be considered for this role, linking to the essential criteria in the person specification.

Our equality and diversity monitoring form (Annex 1) is optional and will not be used as part of the application process. This information is used for internal monitoring purposes only and is confidential.

If you have any questions about the role, please email with “Advice Team Graduate” in the subject line.

Please submit your application by email to: with “Advice Team Graduate” in the subject line by 9am on Monday 24 June 2024.  Early applications are encouraged.

If you have not been contacted by Thursday 18 July, please assume that you have not been successful.