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EIAT Governance and Compliance Officer (TRU)

Birmingham City Council
Education Impact Academy Trust Education Impact Academy Trust, Wood End Lane, Erdington, B24 8BL
Grade 3 SCP 9 to 22, £25,119 to £31,364 (FTE) (£15,795 to £19,722 actual)
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Job Details

Start date: 2 September 2024 or earlier if possible.

Hours per week: 25, weekly hours may vary depending on meetings; some evening work will be required. Term time only plus 2 weeks, flexible in line with the needs of the Trust.

Education Impact Academy Trust
Wood End Lane


B24 8BL
Telephone number: 0121 387 2000

Contact email:

Contract type: Permanent

About the Trust:

Education Impact Academy Trust is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) incorporating Wilson Stuart School, Mayfield School, Queensbury School, The Hive College, Blue Sky Nursery and Lime Tree Nursery.  We strive to ensure that all establishments are improving because they are part of EIAT and seek to share best practice and work in cohesive, collaborative and innovative ways.  Our ethos is ‘Better Never Ends’.

About this Role:

As part of the ongoing development of our Trust team to support our establishments, we have a new opportunity for a Governance and Compliance Officer to join our team of professional and dedicated staff.  The ideal candidate will be highly organised and able to manage their workload effectively to meet organisational priorities and deadlines, able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people exhibiting high levels of tact and diplomacy, have experience of dealing appropriately with confidential and sensitive information and have developed IT skills.

The ideal candidate will:

  • support in ensuring the Trust complies with its outside regulatory requirements and internal policies
  • provide effective administrative support to the Trust Board and its Committees; act as Clerk to the Trust Board and Clerk to all Trust Committees (School Governing Bodies) within EIAT
  • provide guidance to ensure that the Board works in compliance with the appropriate legal and regulatory framework, and understand the potential consequences for non-compliance
  • support with the administration of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests and Subject Access requests (SARs) across EIAT

Informal conversations are warmly welcomed. If you would like to arrange an informal visit, please email

We can offer:

  • a collaborative and inclusive culture
  • a committed, hardworking team who strive to provide the best education for all students
  • comprehensive induction and probation support and regular opportunities for professional development and growth
  • we offer 10 staff training days across the academic year; one or two of these days are aggregated which means you complete training outside of normal working hours in twilight sessions and take the actual training day off  
  • employee assistance programme via BHSF - free totally confidential support
  • access to discounts and offers via BHSF
  • access to a generous pension scheme known as the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for support staff
  • generous annual leave entitlement for support staff based on length of service, starting at 29 days pro-rata, rising to 32 at 5 years’ plus service and 34 following 10 years’ plus service

If you are determined, ambitious, hardworking and you meet our requirements, then we would love to hear from you.

The trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and expect all staff to share this commitment. 

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement of the role. 

How to apply

Please apply online.

Applications must be by the Trust application form, we are unable to accept CV's.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.   

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.


Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact When you have completed your application form this can be returned to or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at:   

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