Governance & Executive Officer

  • Job Reference: 00000425-1
  • Date Posted: 5 August 2022
  • Recruiter: NAHT
  • Remote Working: 100% remote working possible
  • Salary: £32,663 to £34,382
  • Bonus/Benefits: £32,663 rising to £34,382 per annum plus an attractive benefits packag
  • Sector: Education, Government, Charity
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Job Description

Our range of excellent benefits include 39 days holiday allowance including bank holidays in addition to 4 days Christmas closure, 21 hours wellbeing leave, gym contribution, generous pension scheme, commitment to personal growth through funded learning and agile working allowance.

You will be based remotely (at home) in line with our agile working policy with the view to attend meetings in our office spaces in London and Haywards Heath when required

Job summary

NAHT is looking for Governance Officer & Executive Officer to work within our Democracy and Governance team, if you would like the opportunity to work with the NAHT and help influence the future of our education system, this vacancy may be of interest to you.

Reporting to the Director of Democracy & Governance the aim of the role is to strengthen, grow and develop the democratic foundation of the Association by facilitating the work of National Executive and Committee Members, NAHT members by ensuring the Association’s governance processes work well.

This role will support the Data Protection Officer in the discharge of their duties in particular being responsible for complying with data requests, thereby, ensuring compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations.

Person specification

We are looking for a dynamic individual who has a flexible approach to work. You will have a good working knowledge and understanding of Trade Union regulations and how they relate to governance, along with an interest in education.

You will need an eye for detail and be interested in data quality and analysis, along with an awareness of data protection and an understanding of how to manage confidential information.

Excellent communication skills with the ability to establish credibility with members of NAHT, staff and other trade unions supported by good attention to detail are also essential skills for this role.

About us

NAHT represents more than 34,000 school leaders in early years, primary, secondary/post primary and special schools, making us the largest association for school leaders in the UK. Our members consist of all categories of school leaders. We provide representation, advice and training for school leaders in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We use our voice at the highest levels of government to influence policy for the benefit of leaders and learners everywhere.

NAHT is an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace where we can embrace and value individuality. We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion and encourage all applications regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on

The closing date for receipt of applications is 21st August

First interview –1st September (in our London Office, Millbank Tower)

Second interview – 6th September (via Microsoft Teams) 

Applications from agencies will not be accepted.