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Governance Manager

​​​An exciting opportunity has arisen for a capable individual with excellent communication and organisational skills to join Anthem’s National Team. Could you be Anthem’s next Governance Manager. 

Location: This is a hybrid role which can be based at one of our offices or schools, or home based with some travel to schools.  

Salary: ​​£29,439-£32,020

Contract: Permanent, Full time

Closing date for applications: Monday, 13 March 2023 9am

The successful person will support the Director of Governance to ensure that all layers of Anthems’ Governance arrangements operate coherently. The successful candidate will have held a similar position previously and will be familiar with school governance and processes.

As Anthem’s Governance Manager you will be responsible for:  

  • ​Implementation and management of systems and processes for all aspects of governance, including coordination and record keeping of the governance annual cycle for Anthem Trustees in line with legislative and regulatory requirements.  

  • ​Coordinating the efficient delivery of local governance, by supporting the Local Governing Body network across Anthem’s network of 16 schools, including line management and support of Clerks. 

  • ​Under the direction of the Director of Governance, contributing to the evaluation of procedures at all levels of Trust and local governance to inform strategy and the implementation of effective processes and procedures.  

​ We want to hear from you, if you:   

  • ​Exhibit attention to detail, excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to manage their time and workload effectively. 

  • ​Are an effective communicator, with the skills to engage stakeholders at all levels, providing accurate information and advice.  

  • ​Demonstrate a strong understanding of the importance of systems and processes, and capable of producing high quality and accurate records. 

​Join Anthem’s National Team, and we can offer you:

  • Opportunities for personal development and training 

  • ​​A strong network and continuous support from a national team.  

  • ​​Membership of local government pension scheme 21.6% employer contributions.  

  • ​​Access to Employee Assistance Programme offering free confidential support on a range of issues such as work, wellbeing, money, health, and legal advice.  

  • ​​Cycle to work scheme.   

  • ​​Access to Health Shield Health Cash Plan.  

If you feel you have the skills and experience we are looking for, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Further information regarding the role, including the job description and person specification can be found in the Recruitment Pack

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to arrange a discussion with the Director of Governance, Claire Pannell. This can be arranged by contacting the recruitment team by on 0118 902 1637 or by email:  

​ Applicants must complete the Anthem application form to be considered for the role and email this to 

​Please note we reserve the right to close the recruitment campaign earlier than this date subject to the volume of applications received.  We therefore encourage candidates to submit applications as early as possible.​​

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, a DBS check with children’s barred list and satisfactory references. Our schools are part of Anthem Schools Trust, which is a charity and a company limited by guaranteed. Registered in England & Wales. Company No. 7468210.