Governance Trainer

Governance Trainer


£187.50 per 2-hour training course session, (course preparation and mileage included)

Date Ending

February 5, 2024

The school governance team are looking to appoint additional Governor Trainers to deliver training for governors in Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. 

  • Are you interested in schools and governance?
  • Do you like supporting and advising others?
  • Do you have strong presenting skills and a desire to share your knowledge?
  • Are you seeking a flexible role which fits around other work or family commitments?
  • Are you looking to build a new career or gain skills in a different area?

If the answer if yes, we are looking to appoint new trainers to join our busy Governance team.

The role is generally term time only, predominantly home based but with an occasional need to travel to prearranged training sessions as required. The successful candidate must have a flexible approach to working hours, be a good communicator, organised and an experienced presenter. We are particularly looking for individuals with a background and experience in Risk Management and Premises. Trainers will deliver to Governors and Trustees from a variety of education settings. 

HFL trainers support education settings in line with their training subscription. The main duties are to:

  • Prepare for and deliver training to groups of governors from mixed and single settings.
  • Update attendance records.
  • Answer governor questions and provide support.
  • Keep up to date with current changes within school governance and adjust course materials and support in line with these changes.

Training is generally held in the evenings during term time via MS Teams and on occasion on school sites. Home-based preparation and follow up actions can be completed at a time that suits the individual in line with the service deadlines.  Training courses are 2-hour sessions.

There will also be opportunities to deliver training for additional subjects.

Our ‘working from anywhere’ approach provides colleagues the opportunity to work flexibly in line with their role requirements. This consists of remote working. The ability to reach different locations by car maybe required in this role. If you drive, then a full driving licence and appropriate car insurance will be required. As there is a permanent home working element to this role, you will need to ensure you are equipped for home working.

Benefits: a generous employer pension contribution, company performance bonus (for HFL Education employees only), professional development opportunities, benefit schemes for discounts and cashback offers, and more.

How to Apply

To apply, email hfl.recruitment@hfleducation.org with a detailed CV along with a cover letter to include responses to the following questions:

  1. Detail the skills and qualities you bring that you consider relevant to the role
  2. From your experience with Governing/Trust boards provide an example of when your input has contributed to effective governance outcome.
  3. Provide details of training courses you have delivered in your current or previous roles
  4. Provide an example from your working life (previous or current) where you have made a positive contribution in a business facing situation.

As part of our move towards eradicating unconscious bias within the recruitment process, we will be anonymising your forms.

For recruitment queries, our Central Recruitment Team can also be contacted on the hfl.recruitment email address above. We would love to hear from you.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. To make sure you don’t miss out on this great opportunity, please submit your application as soon as you can.

We are committed towards becoming an anti-racist organisation, and our recruitment statement is set out below in support of this.

HFL is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We insist on the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues and will never condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

HFL is also equally committed to becoming an anti-racist organisation and we encourage you to view our Anti-racist position statement which gives clarity on our anti-racist stance. In our relentless efforts to be an anti-racist organisation, we recognise the negative impacts of under representation and lack of diversity in our organisation, our education system and in all aspects of our society. Therefore, for recruitment into any HFL post, where we have 2 or more candidates of equal merit, candidates with protected characteristics will be given advantage over candidates without such characteristics. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘tie-breaker’ and is referred to as ‘positive action’ in the Equality Act 2010.

To help us meet our high standards and aspirations of a fully diverse and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply and to join us.

Please note that if you are invited to interview, we will expect you to be prepared to discuss unconscious bias with us; we find these conversations more than any others give us all a good idea of what working together will be like.