FCAT Governance Lead

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Academy: Fylde Coast Academy Trust

Salary: £25,463-£30,756 FTE per annum

Closing date for applications: 21 January 2019, 12.00pm

Interview Date: 31 January 2019

FCAT Governance Lead



Salary: Points 28-34 on the NJC Pay Scale currently £25,463-£30,756 per annum

Pro rata equivalent salary reflective of Term Time Only + 10 additional days currently £22,432-£27,095 per annum.


Contract:        Permanent; Full Time (37 hours per week); Term Time Only + 10 additional days per year


Start Date:      As soon as possible


Join Team FCAT


As the Governance Lead for the Fylde Coast Academy Trust (FCAT) you will be a core member of our energetic and forward-thinking Central Services team. You will drive the provision and direction of FCAT’s Governance Service ensuring it remains high quality, effective, efficient and responsive to statutory and Trust requirements. You will have excellent knowledge of governance legislation and best practice in this area with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. You will work with high levels of initiative and organisation in this fast-paced role.


FCAT is a large Multi Academy Trust committed to promoting excellence in teaching, learning and leadership. We have 10 academies locally with primary, secondary and all-through including: Aspire Academy, Unity Academy, Montgomery High School, Garstang Community Academy, Hambleton Primary Academy, Westcliff Primary Academy, Blackpool Gateway Academy, Mereside Primary School and Westminster Primary Academy. Our brand new all through school Armfield Academy opened in September 2018.


FCAT delivers a number of core Central Services to our academies and the Trust Governance Lead role is intrinsic to facilitating academy and Trust improvement. This is an exciting and varied role for which we require a professional, confident and reliable individual with a genuine enthusiasm for Governance who can lead this team and service to provide first-class provision to the Trust. The successful candidate must have the desire to work with pride, ambition, respect, resilience, integrity and excellence so we can be the “best we can be!”.  


We offer you access to a number of staff benefits including childcare vouchers, exclusive online offers and discounts updated weekly as well as health and wellbeing initiatives.


How to apply


To apply for this post please visit our website and complete the online application form and equal opportunities form at www.fcat.org.uk/job-vacancies


Closing time and date for applications is 12.00pm (midday) on Monday 21st January 2019


Assessment and Interview day will take place on Thursday 31st January 2019


Please visit our website www.fcat.org.uk for more information about us.


For any questions regarding the vacancy please contact Sophie Uttley Administration Officer for FCAT at sophie.uttley@fcat.org.uk


The Fylde Coast Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all. Fylde Coast Academy Trust is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.  All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise our commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.


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