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Abbey Multi Academy Trust

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: c/o Chapter House, Abbey Grange CofE Academy, Butcher Hill, Leeds, England, Yorkshire, LS16 5EA
  • Local Authority: Leeds City Council
  • Contact Name: Kerry Weatherill
  • Email Address: recruitment@abbeytrust.org
  • Telephone: 0113 273 9152
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Are you passionate about providing professional and high quality clerking services? Looking for a passionate and dedicated Academy Trust which genuinely invests and develops their staff? Then apply today to join Abbey Multi Academy Trust and work with fantastic teams within our academies as a Governance Clerk.

Abbey Multi Academy Trust is seeking to appoint two to three Governance Clerks to deliver high quality clerking services across our eight academies in Leeds and Calderdale and assist our Governance Professional in supporting our Board of Trustees and committees.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a newly established governance team and work flexibly around a calendar of scheduled meetings. Successful candidates will have excellent communication and organisational skills, be able to work independently and able to organise their own time whilst working to strict deadlines. The role will include providing advice to governors on constitutional and procedural matters and providing effective administrative support under the guidance of our Governance Professional.

Working hours will be in the region of 48 hours for each board serviced, based on attendance at six meetings per year, preparation time and follow up. A calendar of meetings is published in advance and is available on request. However, a flexible approach to working hours is essential as successful candidates may be required to service additional meetings in order to meet the governance needs of our Trust and its academies or to provide cover for fellow Governance Clerks in their absence. We anticipate that each Governance Clerk appointed will assume responsibility for a minimum of four governing boards or committees but specific arrangements will be discussed and agreed with successful candidates.

What we can offer:

 Friendly, welcoming academies with a strong Christian ethos
 Enthusiastic, well-motivated colleagues
 Supportive senior leaders that can identify development opportunities

Abbey Multi Academy Trust is a Trust consisting of eight academies (three secondary, five primary) in the geographical areas of the Anglican Diocese of Leeds and Calderdale.

All our academies share in the Trust’s mission to work In Partnership to 'Educate, Nurture and Empower'. For more information about us or our academies please visit the following links:

http://www.abbeymat.co.uk/

Visits to meet the team and experience our wonderful atmosphere, are warmly welcomed and encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Recruitment@abbeytrust.org

To apply please download recruitment pack and email completed application form Recruitment@abbeytrust.org

Closing date: 14th October 2019
Interview date: 21st October 2019

Abbey Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds and Calderdale.

Apollo Partnership Trust

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: c/o Castle Rock High School, Meadow Lane, Coalville, England, Leicestershire, LE67 4BR
  • Local Authority: Leicestershire County Council
  • Contact Name: Donna Hudson-Bennett
  • Email Address: recruitment@apollopartnershiptrust.uk
  • Telephone: 01530 831561
Details

GOVERNANCE OFFICER

An outstanding opportunity to take up and develop this new post to lead on the development of effective governance in our Multi Academy Trust. We have a clear vision to empower schools to bring their strengths and expertise to this collaboration in leading successful learning. We are proud to be a Trust working together to improve learning outcomes for children in the North West Leicestershire area. This new role is essential in supporting our development and has been created as part of the reshaping of our central services team to improve the support for our existing schools and provide capacity as our Trust grows.

Candidates should have significant experience of working to support and develop effective governance. Although direct experience of working in an academy Trust would be beneficial, we recognise that many of the required skills can be acquired in other sectors and we would support the right candidate in developing the sector knowledge to apply them in our Trust.

As a growing MAT we expect the role will develop over time and we are looking for someone who can grow with us through their own development and the development of other staff and services.

Our motto is ‘Excellence Through Partnership’. We strongly believe our collaborative approach ensures staff are part of a family of academies, with the highest educational and operational expertise to ensure the very best education, support and guidance to our students across the group.

We are proud of all of our academies. We actively seek to maintain and develop both individual academy identity and characteristics.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:
• to work with other local academies and schools
• become part of a thriving, successful and dedicated Multi-Academy Trust
• joining the Trust will allow the successful candidate to have access to extensive staff benefits, details of which can be found: http://www.apollopartnershipTrust.uk/why-join-us/
Informal visits are welcome.

For further details please visit the Trust website:
http://www.apollopartnershipTrust.uk/apollo-vacancies/
or contact Donna Hudson-Bennett on 01530 831561
Alternatively, you can email recruitment@apollopartnershipTrust.uk

Closing date for application: 10:00am on Friday 11 October 2019
It is anticipated interviews will be held w/c 28 October 2019.

People with disabilities and from ethnic minorities are underrepresented in our staff group.

We welcome applications from suitably qualified/experienced people from these groups.

These posts are designated as a regulated activity and requires enhanced criminal records check for a regulated activity (including a barred list check).

NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS
 

Apollo Partnership Trust

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: c/o Castle Rock High School, Meadow Lane, Coalville, England, Leicestershire, LE67 4BR
  • Local Authority: Leicestershire County Council
  • Contact Name: Donna Hudson-Bennett
  • Email Address: recruitment@apollopartnershiptrust.uk
  • Telephone: 01530 831561
Details

GOVERNANCE OFFICER

An outstanding opportunity to take up and develop this new post to lead on the development of effective governance in our Multi Academy Trust. We have a clear vision to empower schools to bring their strengths and expertise to this collaboration in leading successful learning. We are proud to be a Trust working together to improve learning outcomes for children in the North West Leicestershire area. This new role is essential in supporting our development and has been created as part of the reshaping of our central services team to improve the support for our existing schools and provide capacity as our Trust grows.

Candidates should have significant experience of working to support and develop effective governance. Although direct experience of working in an academy Trust would be beneficial, we recognise that many of the required skills can be acquired in other sectors and we would support the right candidate in developing the sector knowledge to apply them in our Trust.

As a growing MAT we expect the role will develop over time and we are looking for someone who can grow with us through their own development and the development of other staff and services.

Our motto is ‘Excellence Through Partnership’. We strongly believe our collaborative approach ensures staff are part of a family of academies, with the highest educational and operational expertise to ensure the very best education, support and guidance to our students across the group.

We are proud of all of our academies. We actively seek to maintain and develop both individual academy identity and characteristics.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:
• to work with other local academies and schools
• become part of a thriving, successful and dedicated Multi-Academy Trust
• joining the Trust will allow the successful candidate to have access to extensive staff benefits, details of which can be found: http://www.apollopartnershipTrust.uk/why-join-us/
Informal visits are welcome.

For further details please visit the Trust website:
http://www.apollopartnershipTrust.uk/apollo-vacancies/
or contact Donna Hudson-Bennett on 01530 831561
Alternatively, you can email recruitment@apollopartnershipTrust.uk

Closing date for application: 10:00am on Friday 11 October 2019
It is anticipated interviews will be held w/c 28 October 2019.

People with disabilities and from ethnic minorities are underrepresented in our staff group.

We welcome applications from suitably qualified/experienced people from these groups.

These posts are designated as a regulated activity and requires enhanced criminal records check for a regulated activity (including a barred list check).

NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS
 

Apollo Partnership Trust

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: c/o Castle Rock High School, Meadow Lane, Coalville, England, Leicestershire, LE67 4BR
  • Local Authority: Leicestershire County Council
  • Contact Name: Donna Hudson-Bennett
  • Email Address: recruitment@apollopartnershiptrust.uk
  • Telephone: 01530 831561
Details

GOVERNANCE OFFICER

An outstanding opportunity to take up and develop this new post to lead on the development of effective governance in our Multi Academy Trust. We have a clear vision to empower schools to bring their strengths and expertise to this collaboration in leading successful learning. We are proud to be a Trust working together to improve learning outcomes for children in the North West Leicestershire area. This new role is essential in supporting our development and has been created as part of the reshaping of our central services team to improve the support for our existing schools and provide capacity as our Trust grows.

Candidates should have significant experience of working to support and develop effective governance. Although direct experience of working in an academy Trust would be beneficial, we recognise that many of the required skills can be acquired in other sectors and we would support the right candidate in developing the sector knowledge to apply them in our Trust.

As a growing MAT we expect the role will develop over time and we are looking for someone who can grow with us through their own development and the development of other staff and services.

Our motto is ‘Excellence Through Partnership’. We strongly believe our collaborative approach ensures staff are part of a family of academies, with the highest educational and operational expertise to ensure the very best education, support and guidance to our students across the group.

We are proud of all of our academies. We actively seek to maintain and develop both individual academy identity and characteristics.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:
• to work with other local academies and schools
• become part of a thriving, successful and dedicated Multi-Academy Trust
• joining the Trust will allow the successful candidate to have access to extensive staff benefits, details of which can be found: http://www.apollopartnershipTrust.uk/why-join-us/
Informal visits are welcome.

For further details please visit the Trust website:
http://www.apollopartnershipTrust.uk/apollo-vacancies/
or contact Donna Hudson-Bennett on 01530 831561
Alternatively, you can email recruitment@apollopartnershipTrust.uk

Closing date for application: 10:00am on Friday 11 October 2019
It is anticipated interviews will be held w/c 28 October 2019.

People with disabilities and from ethnic minorities are underrepresented in our staff group.

We welcome applications from suitably qualified/experienced people from these groups.

These posts are designated as a regulated activity and requires enhanced criminal records check for a regulated activity (including a barred list check).

NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS
 

Apollo Partnership Trust

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: c/o Castle Rock High School, Meadow Lane, Coalville, England, Leicestershire, LE67 4BR
  • Local Authority: Leicestershire County Council
  • Contact Name: Donna Hudson-Bennett
  • Email Address: recruitment@apollopartnershiptrust.uk
  • Telephone: 01530 831561
Details

GOVERNANCE OFFICER

An outstanding opportunity to take up and develop this new post to lead on the development of effective governance in our Multi Academy Trust. We have a clear vision to empower schools to bring their strengths and expertise to this collaboration in leading successful learning. We are proud to be a Trust working together to improve learning outcomes for children in the North West Leicestershire area. This new role is essential in supporting our development and has been created as part of the reshaping of our central services team to improve the support for our existing schools and provide capacity as our Trust grows.

Candidates should have significant experience of working to support and develop effective governance. Although direct experience of working in an academy Trust would be beneficial, we recognise that many of the required skills can be acquired in other sectors and we would support the right candidate in developing the sector knowledge to apply them in our Trust.

As a growing MAT we expect the role will develop over time and we are looking for someone who can grow with us through their own development and the development of other staff and services.

Our motto is ‘Excellence Through Partnership’. We strongly believe our collaborative approach ensures staff are part of a family of academies, with the highest educational and operational expertise to ensure the very best education, support and guidance to our students across the group.

We are proud of all of our academies. We actively seek to maintain and develop both individual academy identity and characteristics.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:
• to work with other local academies and schools
• become part of a thriving, successful and dedicated Multi-Academy Trust
• joining the Trust will allow the successful candidate to have access to extensive staff benefits, details of which can be found: http://www.apollopartnershipTrust.uk/why-join-us/
Informal visits are welcome.

For further details please visit the Trust website:
http://www.apollopartnershipTrust.uk/apollo-vacancies/
or contact Donna Hudson-Bennett on 01530 831561
Alternatively, you can email recruitment@apollopartnershipTrust.uk

Closing date for application: 10:00am on Friday 11 October 2019
It is anticipated interviews will be held w/c 28 October 2019.

People with disabilities and from ethnic minorities are underrepresented in our staff group.

We welcome applications from suitably qualified/experienced people from these groups.

These posts are designated as a regulated activity and requires enhanced criminal records check for a regulated activity (including a barred list check).

NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS
 

Apollo Partnership Trust

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: c/o Castle Rock High School, Meadow Lane, Coalville, England, Leicestershire, LE67 4BR
  • Local Authority: Leicestershire County Council
  • Contact Name: Donna Hudson-Bennett
  • Email Address: recruitment@apollopartnershiptrust.uk
  • Telephone: 01530 831561
Details

GOVERNANCE OFFICER

An outstanding opportunity to take up and develop this new post to lead on the development of effective governance in our Multi Academy Trust. We have a clear vision to empower schools to bring their strengths and expertise to this collaboration in leading successful learning. We are proud to be a Trust working together to improve learning outcomes for children in the North West Leicestershire area. This new role is essential in supporting our development and has been created as part of the reshaping of our central services team to improve the support for our existing schools and provide capacity as our Trust grows.

Candidates should have significant experience of working to support and develop effective governance. Although direct experience of working in an academy Trust would be beneficial, we recognise that many of the required skills can be acquired in other sectors and we would support the right candidate in developing the sector knowledge to apply them in our Trust.

As a growing MAT we expect the role will develop over time and we are looking for someone who can grow with us through their own development and the development of other staff and services.

Our motto is ‘Excellence Through Partnership’. We strongly believe our collaborative approach ensures staff are part of a family of academies, with the highest educational and operational expertise to ensure the very best education, support and guidance to our students across the group.

We are proud of all of our academies. We actively seek to maintain and develop both individual academy identity and characteristics.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:
• to work with other local academies and schools
• become part of a thriving, successful and dedicated Multi-Academy Trust
• joining the Trust will allow the successful candidate to have access to extensive staff benefits, details of which can be found: http://www.apollopartnershipTrust.uk/why-join-us/
Informal visits are welcome.

For further details please visit the Trust website:
http://www.apollopartnershipTrust.uk/apollo-vacancies/
or contact Donna Hudson-Bennett on 01530 831561
Alternatively, you can email recruitment@apollopartnershipTrust.uk

Closing date for application: 10:00am on Friday 11 October 2019
It is anticipated interviews will be held w/c 28 October 2019.

People with disabilities and from ethnic minorities are underrepresented in our staff group.

We welcome applications from suitably qualified/experienced people from these groups.

These posts are designated as a regulated activity and requires enhanced criminal records check for a regulated activity (including a barred list check).

NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS
 

Apollo Partnership Trust

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: c/o Castle Rock High School, Meadow Lane, Coalville, England, Leicestershire, LE67 4BR
  • Local Authority: Leicestershire County Council
  • Contact Name: Donna Hudson-Bennett
  • Email Address: recruitment@apollopartnershiptrust.uk
  • Telephone: 01530 831561
Details

GOVERNANCE OFFICER

An outstanding opportunity to take up and develop this new post to lead on the development of effective governance in our Multi Academy Trust. We have a clear vision to empower schools to bring their strengths and expertise to this collaboration in leading successful learning. We are proud to be a Trust working together to improve learning outcomes for children in the North West Leicestershire area. This new role is essential in supporting our development and has been created as part of the reshaping of our central services team to improve the support for our existing schools and provide capacity as our Trust grows.

Candidates should have significant experience of working to support and develop effective governance. Although direct experience of working in an academy Trust would be beneficial, we recognise that many of the required skills can be acquired in other sectors and we would support the right candidate in developing the sector knowledge to apply them in our Trust.

As a growing MAT we expect the role will develop over time and we are looking for someone who can grow with us through their own development and the development of other staff and services.

Our motto is ‘Excellence Through Partnership’. We strongly believe our collaborative approach ensures staff are part of a family of academies, with the highest educational and operational expertise to ensure the very best education, support and guidance to our students across the group.

We are proud of all of our academies. We actively seek to maintain and develop both individual academy identity and characteristics.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:
• to work with other local academies and schools
• become part of a thriving, successful and dedicated Multi-Academy Trust
• joining the Trust will allow the successful candidate to have access to extensive staff benefits, details of which can be found: http://www.apollopartnershipTrust.uk/why-join-us/
Informal visits are welcome.

For further details please visit the Trust website:
http://www.apollopartnershipTrust.uk/apollo-vacancies/
or contact Donna Hudson-Bennett on 01530 831561
Alternatively, you can email recruitment@apollopartnershipTrust.uk

Closing date for application: 10:00am on Friday 11 October 2019
It is anticipated interviews will be held w/c 28 October 2019.

People with disabilities and from ethnic minorities are underrepresented in our staff group.

We welcome applications from suitably qualified/experienced people from these groups.

These posts are designated as a regulated activity and requires enhanced criminal records check for a regulated activity (including a barred list check).

NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS
 

Castle Phoenix Trust - Kingsbury School

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: Tamworth Road , Kingsbury , England, Warwickshire, B78 2LF
  • Local Authority: Warwickshire County Council
  • Contact Name: Emma Over
  • Email Address: stovere@caludoncastle.co.uk
  • Telephone: 02476 444 822
Details

The Trust is looking for an efficient administrator to take on the role of Clerk to Governors at Kingsbury School.

The post will involve clerking approximately two evening meetings per term, a total of 6 over the year. However, there may be the opportunity to clerk additional meetings at other schools within the Trust if the need arises. Duties of the role will include attending Local Governing Body meetings, taking minutes and providing typed copies in a timely fashion.

Hours of work outside of the meetings, to prepare for meetings and to type up minutes, may be worked flexibly either in school or at home. This is an important role for the Trust. The clerk would be welcomed to be part of the support team in order to make a contribution to the success and effectiveness of governance at the Trust.

Denefield School

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: Long Lane, Tilehurst, Reading, England, Berkshire, RG31 6XY
  • Local Authority: West Berkshire Council
  • Contact Name: Eilidh Quinton
  • Email Address: EQN@denefield.org.uk
  • Telephone: 0118 9413458
Details

Job Description – Clerk to the Governing Board
June 2019

Reports to: Chair of Governors

Work Pattern: Term time only (average of 12 hours per week)

Purpose of the post:

The clerk to the governing board will be accountable to the governing board, working effectively with the chair of governors, the Headteacher and other governors. The clerk will be responsible for advising the governing board on constitutional matters, duties and power and will work within the broad current legislative framework. He/she will secure the continuity of governing board business and observe confidentiality requirements.

Core Responsibilities:
Meetings - the clerk to the governing board will:

• work effectively with the chair and Headteacher before the governing board meeting to prepare a purposeful agenda which takes account of Department for Education (DFE), Education Funding and Skills Agency (EFSA) and local authority (LA) issues and is focussed on school improvement
• ensure the governors and others produce agenda papers on time
• produce, collate and distribute the agenda and papers, so that recipients receive them at least seven clear day before the meeting
• record the attendance of governors at the meeting and take appropriate action re absences
• advise the governing board on governance, legislation and procedural matters where necessary before, during and after the meeting
• take notes of the governing board meetings to prepare minutes, including indicating who is responsible for any agreed action
• record all decisions accurately and objectively, with timescales for actions
• send drafts to the chair and Headteacher for amendment and approval by the chair
• copy and circulate the approved draft within seven clear days of the meeting
• advise absent governors of the date of the next meeting
• keep a minute book, or file of signed minutes, as an archive record
• liaise with the chair, prior to the next meeting, to receive an update on progress of actions agreed previously by the governing board
• chair that part of the meeting at which the chair is elected.

Membership - the clerk to the governing board will:

• maintain a database of names, addresses and category of governing board members, and their term of office and ensure that the DFE website Information about schools is kept up to date
• work with the Finance and Business Director to ensure that EFSA are advised of any governor resignations and appointments are communicated within 14 days
• work with the Chair of Governors to send a welcome pack and letter to newly appointed governors, including details of terms of office
• maintain copies of current terms of reference and membership of committee and working parties, as well as nominated governors (e.g. Safeguarding)
• advise governors of expiry of the term of office before term expires and organise elections (staff and parent governors) or appointments in a timely manner
• inform the governing board of any changes to its membership
• maintain governor meeting attendance records and advise the governing board of non- attendance of governors
• ensure that a register of governing board pecuniary interests (Register of business interests) is maintained, reviewed annually and lodged within the school
• check with the school’s personnel manager that Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS) has been successfully carried out on all new appointees and re-appointees.

Advice and information - the clerk to the governing board will:

• keep abreast of current educational developments and legislation affecting school governance
• advise the governing board on procedural issues
• have access to appropriate legal advice, support and guidance
• ensure that new governors have a copy of the DfE Governors’ Handbook, DFE’s competency framework for school governors and the Academies Financial Handbook and other relevant information
• take action on the governing board’s agreed policy to support new governors, taking account of the guidance for Headteacher’s and chairs of governors on the national training programme for new governors, and induction materials and courses made available by the LA and others
• ensure that statutory policies are in place, adding policies to the school website as appropriate and maintaining the Key’s Compliance Checker as a mechanism for ensuring timely review of school policies
• maintain records of governing board correspondence.

Professional development - the clerk to the governing board will:

• successfully complete the national training programme for clerks or its equivalent
• attend briefings (e.g Local Authority clerks’ training) and participate in professional development opportunities
• keep up to date with current educational developments and legislation affecting school governance.

Extra duties - the clerk may be asked to perform as part of their duties any of the following:

• clerk some or all statutory and non-statutory governing board committees
• assist with the elections of parent and staff governors
• give advice and support to governors taking on new roles such as chair or chair of a committee
• participate in, and contribute to the training of governors in areas appropriate to the clerking role
• maintain a file of relevant DFE/EFSA and LA documents
• maintain archive materials
• prepare briefing papers for the governing board as necessary
• work with the Chair and key school personnel to prepare an annual calendar of meetings and the cycle of agenda items for meetings of the governing board and its committees.

Other Responsibilities:

• Any other appropriate tasks as delegated by the Headteacher and Chair of Governors.

The school's aims and CHARACTER values will shape the way you carry out these responsibilities.
Governing board meeting means all meetings of the governing board, including sub committees and pupil disciplinary meetings (GDMs) and any appeal hearings.

Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust

  • Type of school: Primary
  • Address: Church House, 211 New Church Road, Hove, England, Sussex, BN3 4ED
  • Local Authority: West Sussex County Council
  • Contact Name: Jo Saunders
  • Email Address: jsaunders@dcat.academy
  • Telephone: 01273 425001
Details

The Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust (DCAT) are seeking a Clerk to Governors who will provide governance advice, support and specific administrative assistance to two DCAT local governing bodies of academies in the Chichester district.

The Clerk needs to be well-organised, to have a high standard of literacy, and to have good IT skills. Previous experience of clerking and / or minute taking, or of working with school governing bodies is useful but not essential.

Training for new Clerks will be provided as well as opportunities to network with other clerks both within the Trust and the wider governance community. Flexibility in terms of working hours is required with approximately six full governing body meetings per year per academy, usually late afternoon/early evening and ad-hoc clerking of working groups and panels, as required.

The number of hours will vary. The expected number of hours will usually be 80+ hours per year per academy. Please note that due to the nature of this post, the role is paid on a casual hours worked basis. The hourly pay is £12.00 - £12.72 per hour and includes the statutory entitlement to holiday allowance. The role is paid on the East Sussex Single Status Grade 7.

To start October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
For further information, application form or an informal conversation about the role please contact: Email: jsaunders@dcat.academy

Educate Together Academy Trust

  • Type of school: Primary
  • Address: Avonvale Road, Bristol, England, Bristol, BS5 9RH
  • Local Authority: Bristol City Council
  • Contact Name: Claire Mills
  • Email Address: recruitment@educatetogether.org.uk
  • Telephone: 0117 3790119
Details

An exciting opportunity for a Governance professional to play a key role in this fast growing multi academy trust in Bristol and surrounding areas. Responsible to the Chair of Trustees and Chief Executive, the Job Holder will ensure the Trust is compliant with its corporate governance commitments as well as facilitating effective and efficient communications between the Trust’s Members, the Board of Trustees, the executive management and the local governing bodies of the academies.


Full management of Board and Committee meeting arrangements, including the coordination of the corporate meetings calendar, setting, preparing and distributing high quality agendas, papers and minutes in a timely manner, often under tight time restraints; Provide advice on corporate governance issues and best practice; Maintaining the Trust's corporate governance structure charts and registers; Maintaining the Trust’s online documentary archive and communications tool; Facilitating and advising the local academy governance bodies to ensure their interface role between the Trust, the Executive management, the schools and other stakeholders is working effectively; Maintaining and publishing an up-to-date central conflicts of interest register, including requesting regular declarations from Trustees and senior leaders.

English Martyrs Catholic Primary School

  • Type of school: Primary
  • Address: Dee Road, Reading, England, Berkshire, RG30 4BE
  • Local Authority: Reading Borough Council
  • Contact Name: Catherine Doberska
  • Email Address: head@englishmartyrs.reading.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 01189375466
Details

We are looking for an effective and efficient administrator to take on this important role – experience is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.
You will need to be able to attend meetings (usually held in the evenings) and you will work closely with the Chair of Governors, Headteacher and other governors.
Good administration and IT skills are important, as well as an understanding of the confidential nature of the role.
Applications will be considered on receipt.
www.englishmartyrs.reading.sch.uk/news-events/vacancies

Great Bedwyn CofE School

  • Type of school: Primary
  • Address: Farm Lane, Great Bedwyn, Marlborough, England, Wiltshire, SN8 3TR
  • Local Authority: Wiltshire Council
  • Contact Name: Nicola Hickford
  • Email Address: nicola.hickford@excalibur.org.uk
  • Telephone: 01672 516156
Details

Clerking opportunity Great Bedwyn Primary School
Part time – mainly term time

The local governing body of Great Bedwyn Primary School is looking for an efficient, organised person to provide administrative support.

The purpose of the local governing body (LGB) is to ensure the best possible outcomes for every child in the school. To achieve this they focus on:-

standard and quality of education in the academy
welfare of students at the academy
the relationship between the academy and the local community


A good clerk is vital to the success of the governing body. Working closely with the Chair and Principal you will ensure that meeting agendas are prepared and papers distributed in a timely manner. At meetings you will take notes from which to prepare the minutes, provide support and advice to the Chair and governors ensuring that all delegated obligations are fulfilled. You will also provide support with governor elections, appointment and induction, maintaining records as required.

The LGB meet six times each year; meeting in the evening. You will need to be self-motivated and well organised with good IT skills and the ability to plan and prioritise your workload. It is essential that you are able to work with diplomacy, sensitivity and absolute confidentiality at all times.

Previous experience is not necessary as full training will be given with support and mentoring from the Excalibur central team.



For an informal discussion about the role contact Nicola Hickford, Clerk to the Directors 01672 516156 ext 455

Hours: 110.5 per year
Salary: NJC 12-17 (£11.19-£12.35 per hour)
Start Date: 01 September 2019
Closing Date for Applications: 04 July 2019


Excalibur Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.

Hill View Primary School

  • Type of school: Primary
  • Address: Hill View Crescent, Banbury, England, Oxfordshire, OX16 1DN
  • Local Authority: Oxfordshire County Council
  • Contact Name: Ron Barnett
  • Email Address: rbarnett@hillview-school.co.uk
  • Telephone: 07702 011702
Details

We are looking for someone willing to work 3 hours per week for a salary of £11.00 per hour (sunject to negotiation.

Hill View Primary School is an Ofsted rated Good school and a member of United Learning MAT. The school population is in excess of 500 and rising, and our ethos is that we never give up on anyone. The Governing Body has two sub-committees (Safeguarding & Inclusion, and Resourses) all of which meet three times per annum. Our Clerk will service all three committees, upload documentation onto an electronic system, provide ad hoc advice to the Chair and Sub-Committee Chairs, and service ad hoc committee meetings (eg Complaints Panel)

Full details of the school can be found at www.hillview-school.co.uk, and I would welcome enquiries for further information and an informal discussion.

Hinchley Wood Learning Partnership

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: Hinchley Wood School, Claygate Lane, Esher, England, Surrey, KT10 0AQ
  • Local Authority: Elmbridge Borough Council
  • Contact Name: Heather Morey
  • Email Address: hmorey@hinchleywoodschool.co.uk
  • Telephone: 0208 398 7161
Details

Clerk to Local Governing Boards

If you think you can help our Local Governors fulfil their role in providing focused governance for both academies at local level, monitoring key performance indicators and acting as a critical friend to the Headteachers, providing challenge where appropriate, we would love to hear from you.

We are a small newly formed Multi Academy Trust, currently with two schools (a primary and secondary) and the Clerk will play a pivotal role in the smooth and efficient functioning of both Local Governing Boards (LGBs), liaising regularly with our Clerk to Trustees.

As well as offering advice and guidance on all aspects of governance you will ensure the efficient functioning of the LGBs by providing:
• Administrative and organisational support, including convening and attending meetings and taking minutes.
• Guidance to ensure that the LGBs work in compliance with the appropriate legal and regulatory framework and understand the potential consequences for non-compliance.
• Effective communication.
• Advice on procedural matters relating to the operation of the LGBs.

If this role appeals to you we are looking for someone who can commit to attending 12 Local Governing Body meetings per year plus additional support/meetings and who:
• has a genuine interest in school governance
• ideally has experience of clerking within a school
• is knowledgeable on governance procedures and educational legislation and guidance and/or willing to develop knowledge
• Is able to work independently and an excellent time manager
• Is confident in communicating with all levels both verbally and in writing
If you feel this role would be interesting, varied and challenging, as well as rewarding, we are inviting expressions of interest in the first instance. Please contact Heather Morey, HR Manager to discuss your application either by phone 0208 398 7161 or via email hmorey@hinchleywoodschool.co.uk

Latest closing date for expressions of interest: Thursday 17th October (9am).
Interviews will be convened following half term and we anticipate the role commencing as soon as possible

Hinchley Wood Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this

Hinchley Wood Learning Partnership

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: Hinchley Wood School, Claygate Lane, Esher, England, Surrey, KT10 0AQ
  • Local Authority: Elmbridge Borough Council
  • Contact Name: Heather Morey
  • Email Address: hmorey@hinchleywoodschool.co.uk
  • Telephone: 0208 398 7161
Details

Clerk to Local Governing Boards

If you think you can help our Local Governors fulfil their role in providing focused governance for both academies at local level, monitoring key performance indicators and acting as a critical friend to the Headteachers, providing challenge where appropriate, we would love to hear from you.

We are a small newly formed Multi Academy Trust, currently with two schools (a primary and secondary) and the Clerk will play a pivotal role in the smooth and efficient functioning of both Local Governing Boards (LGBs), liaising regularly with our Clerk to Trustees.

As well as offering advice and guidance on all aspects of governance you will ensure the efficient functioning of the LGBs by providing:
• Administrative and organisational support, including convening and attending meetings and taking minutes.
• Guidance to ensure that the LGBs work in compliance with the appropriate legal and regulatory framework and understand the potential consequences for non-compliance.
• Effective communication.
• Advice on procedural matters relating to the operation of the LGBs.

If this role appeals to you we are looking for someone who can commit to attending 12 Local Governing Body meetings per year plus additional support/meetings and who:
• has a genuine interest in school governance
• ideally has experience of clerking within a school
• is knowledgeable on governance procedures and educational legislation and guidance and/or willing to develop knowledge
• Is able to work independently and an excellent time manager
• Is confident in communicating with all levels both verbally and in writing
If you feel this role would be interesting, varied and challenging, as well as rewarding, we are inviting expressions of interest in the first instance. Please contact Heather Morey, HR Manager to discuss your application either by phone 0208 398 7161 or via email hmorey@hinchleywoodschool.co.uk

Latest closing date for expressions of interest: Thursday 17th October (9am).
Interviews will be convened following half term and we anticipate the role commencing as soon as possible

Hinchley Wood Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this

Islington Futures

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: Donegal Street, Islington, London, England, London, N1 9QG
  • Local Authority: Islington Borough Council
  • Contact Name: Vicki Burcham
  • Email Address: admin@islingtonfutures.org
  • Telephone: 02078370739
Details

Clerk to the Governing Body required for September 2019 or sooner


Hours: 25 hours per week, term time only with agreed school holiday working

Salary: SO2/PO1 (£33,759-£36,486) depending on experience (pro rata)

The Islington Futures Federation Governing Body consists of two secondary schools; Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School (EGA) and Beacon High (BH) and two primary schools; Copenhagen Primary School (CPS) & Vittoria Primary School (VPS) all in the London Borough of Islington.

Please visit our website for further information www.islingtonfutures.org

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Friday 26th July 2019

Date of Interviews: Tuesday 6th August 2019

Lambourn CofE Primary School

  • Type of school: Primary
  • Address: Greenways, Hungerford, England, Berkshire, RG17 7LJ
  • Local Authority: West Berkshire Council
  • Contact Name: Rachel Duke
  • Email Address: principal@lambourn.excalibur.org.uk
  • Telephone: 0148871479
Details

WE ARE SEEKING TO APPOINT AN ORGANISED AND MOTIVATED CLERK TO THE LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

The Trust is looking for an efficient administrator to take on the role of Clerk to Governors at Lambourn Primary School, working in partnership with the Chair, Governors, Principal and School Business Manager.

Duties of the role will include attending Local Governing Body meetings, taking minutes and providing typed copies in a timely fashion as well as ensuring governance compliance.

Hours of work outside of the meetings, to prepare for meetings and to type up minutes, may be worked flexibly either in school or at home. This is an important role for the Trust, as it is part of the support team aiming to achieve excellence in governance across the Trust.

We would like to hear from you if you are an experienced Clerk or governance professional, or if you are someone who can offer what we are looking for in key areas and would be excited to learn and develop in the role with our support. You will need to be able to manage your own time effectively, be comfortable chasing busy people to ensure deadlines are met and confident in taking the initiative to find relevant information on behalf of the Governing Body. A flexible approach to working hours is essential, to accommodate daytime and evening meetings, as is your tact, diplomacy and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

Lambourn is a large village set in rolling hills with excellent links to Swindon, Wantage and Newbury. We have strong links with the local community, including the racing industry and have excellent support from our parents. We are very proud of our first class facilities. We have huge grounds and a swimming pool, two minibuses, good ICT and an outstanding new building.

Hours: 110.5 per year
Salary: NJC 12-17 (£11.19-£12.35 per hour)
Start Date: 01 September 2019
Closing Date for Applications: 04 July 2019

Please apply online at https://excalibur.careers.eteach.com/o/clerk-to-local-governing-body


Excalibur Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be sought from the successful candidate.

Leigh Academies Trust

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: Carnation Road , Strood, Rochester , England, Kent, ME2 2SX
  • Local Authority: Medway Council
  • Contact Name: Holly Neve
  • Email Address: talent@latrust.org.uk
  • Telephone: 01634412263
Details

Leigh Academies Trust is seeking to appoint a Governance Clerk who will join us in September 2019 in this brand new role. This is a rare opportunity to join a successful and growing organisation at a key phase in its growth and development, making this a pivotal role. Joining the Executive Team, the successful candidate will enjoy a highly demanding role clerking Academy Boards, exclusion hearings, appeals and independent review panels in South East London and North West Kent. You will also provide clerking duties for KMT, a LAT partner offering teacher training working with a number of consortium schools.

Key responsibilities are as follows;

Take notes of meetings to prepare detailed minutes, including indicating who is responsible for any agreed action. Record all decisions accurately and objectively with timescales for actions, monitoring the progress of actions and remind responsible persons of outstanding items and timeframes.
Attend and take notes of student exclusion hearings/appeals and independent review panels in order to prepare concise minutes.
Work effectively with the Governance Officer for South East London and North West Kent.
Send draft minutes to the Governance Officer and make amendments as appropriate.
Liaise and support Leigh Academies Trust Company Secretary to ensure correct advice is provided to the Chairpersons on procedural issues as and when required.
Proofreading services for the Trust Executive.
Carry out any other duties commensurate with the grade and general responsibilities of the post.
Comply with Health and Safety Regulations associated with your employment.
Ensure governance compliance of all South East London and North West Kent academy websites.
Research and amend relevant policies.
Provide cover for fellow Governance Clerk in Medway and Central Kent in their absence.

Please be mindful that the successful applicant must be experienced in taking minutes for large meetings in excess of 20 attendees as this is a crucial part of the role. The full Job Description can be viewed by clicking here. The working basis of this role is part-time (4 days per week; Tuesday – Friday) but we require our successful candidate to be flexible; meetings will be a mixture of daytime and evening start times (approximately five meetings per term are held in the evening) and the Clerk will be able to claim TOIL for time worked outside of their contractual hours. A calendar of meetings is published in advance and is available on request to prospective candidates. Interviews for the role will take place on Friday 17th May 2019.

What are we looking for in you? As a Trust, we seek to recruit talented individuals that can not only help to build the success of our academies but also people that are engaging and passionate about what they do. The successful candidate will have very high professional standards, considerable discretion and be highly organised, demonstrating integrity in all they do. First-rate minute taking skills are essential. You will be comfortable in dealing with a range of stakeholders from central and local government officials, governors, sponsors and a diverse range of individuals and groups within the local community. Click here to view the Person Specification.

Please note: to support your application, please provide an example of previous minutes you have taken as evidence of your work. Please email through the minutes as an attachment to talent@latrust.org.uk, anonymising any sensitive information in the document as appropriate.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open in September 2020. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust

Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

To apply for this role, please see the following link https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/leighacademiestrust/DisplayJob.aspx?jobid=2103

Milton Abbot School

  • Type of school: Primary
  • Address: Milton Abbot, Nr Tavistock, Devon, England, Devon, PL190PS
  • Local Authority: Devon County Council
  • Contact Name: Maria Jones
  • Email Address: admin@miltonabbot.devon.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 01822870273
Details

The Governing Body of Milton Abbot Community Primary School is looking to appoint a highly organised individual with a professional manner and effective communication skills to support its work. Duties will include attendance and minute taking at governors’ meetings, the preparation and electronic distribution of agendas, minutes and correspondence for all meetings, maintaining a policy review cycle and an annual cycle of governor business, supporting the induction of new governors and guiding the Governing Body on procedural matters. Training will be provided. Discretion and flexibility, plus excellent organisational and computer skills are essential in this role.
The hours will be 180 hours per annum to be worked flexibly to fit in with the cycle of governing body business during the year. Meetings are normally held at 5pm on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, although this is subject to change. . If you feel that you have the skills and abilities that we are looking for we would be very pleased to hear from you.

Moordown St John's

  • Type of school: Primary
  • Address: Vicarage Road, Bournemouth, Bournemouth, England, Dorset, BH9 2SA
  • Local Authority: Bournemouth Borough Council
  • Contact Name: Andy Swain
  • Email Address: andrew.x.swain@outlook.com
  • Telephone: 07823524716
Details

Clerk to the Governors of the school. 7 evening meetings to be minuted in a school year. Salary and hours can be discussed.

St Dominics Sixth Form College

  • Type of school: Sixth Form
  • Address: Mount Park Avenue, Harrow on the Hill, Harrow, England, London, HA1 3HX
  • Local Authority: Harrow Borough Council
  • Contact Name: Dee Wick
  • Email Address: dew@stdoms.ac.uk
  • Telephone: 020 8422 8084
Details

Potential Applicants can be employed or self-employed and remuneration is negotiable.

Start date: Immediate

The Governors are looking for a Clerk with excellent inter-personal skills to join this oversubscribed, Outstanding Sixth Form College with a long record of academic excellence. The successful applicant will be required to attend 3 Full Governing Body Meetings per year in the evenings and 21 sub-committee meetings at the end of the school day.
Are you:
• an efficient and effective administrator who is highly organised and able to keep to deadlines;
• able to set agendas and take detailed minutes;
• able to source and provide advice to the Governing Body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters;
• able to abide by the confidentiality of the role at all times;
• computer literate with a working knowledge of Word, Excel and Power-point;
• able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
For further information or to arrange a conversation with the Principal and/or a visit, please contact the PA to the Principal, Dee Wick on dew@stdoms.ac.uk. To apply for this position, please download the application form from the website www.stdoms.ac.uk

Deadline for applications Friday 1st November at 12noon. Interviews week beginning 4th November.

St John's C of E VA Primary School

  • Type of school: Primary
  • Address: Priory, Wellington, England, Somerset, TA21 9EJ
  • Local Authority: Somerset County Council
  • Contact Name: Joanne Rogers
  • Email Address: stjohnswellington@educ.somerset.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01823 662541
Details

● Provide effective administrative support to the Governing Body
● Ensure the Governing Body is properly constituted
● Manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements and understand the
need for confidentiality.

Alongside this, the Clerk will need to organise the following:
● Preparation typing and distribution of agendas and associated paperwork
● Taking of and typing of accurate Minutes at the Full Board and at any other Governor
convened meetings or working parties
● Organise annually the dates for meetings
● Attending relevant training events organised by the Local Authority.

Stoke Bishop Church of England Primary School

  • Type of school: Primary
  • Address: Cedar Park, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, England, Bristol, BS9 1BW
  • Local Authority: Bristol City Council
  • Contact Name: Bridget Davies
  • Email Address: stoke.bishop.p@bristol-schools.uk
  • Telephone: 01173772173
Details

We are seeking a Clerk to the Governors to support our active and committed governing body and free them to concentrate on supporting senior leaders in the developement of the school.
In this role you will:
- provide advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters
- provide effective and proactive administrative support to the governing body and its committees
- ensure the governing body is properly constituted
- manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements

You will work closely with the Co-Chairs of Governors and the Headteacher. In addition to the full governing body (FGB) meetings that meets six times a year, you will be required to attend the Strategic Development Group meeting (three times a year) and the Finance Committee meetings (currently four times a year). These are early evening meetings.

We are looking for candidates with:
- experience of the role of Clerk or administration in and educational setting
- willingness to learn and undertake training as necessary
- excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- self-motivation and good organisational skills
- flexible attitude
- initiative and willingness to contribute to this lively primary school.

BG8 SCP 12-15 £22020-£23836pa (Actual salary £1167-£1263)
90 hours pa paid as 1.96 monthly.
Overtime may be claimed for Finance Committee meetings/

If you have any questions please contact the Chair of Governors via the School Office

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 16 July 2019.

Stroud High School

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: Beards Lane, Cainscross Road, Stroud, England, Gloucestershire, GL5 4HF
  • Local Authority: Gloucestershire County Council
  • Contact Name: Jacqui Phillips
  • Email Address: chair@stroudhigh.gloucs.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 01453 764471
Details

Governance Manager

304 hours pa / to support various Governors Meetings over the academic year
Grade I (Points 22-30 £26,317 - £32,878 pro rata)
Starting Annual Salary - £4737pa

Required from September 2019


 11 – 18 selective school with over 900 students
 Attractive site with views of the Cotswolds
 Very high standards of attainment
 An “Outstanding” School – Ofsted 2010
 Progress 8 in the top 1% in the country
 Top 50 school in the country according to the Sunday Times Parent Power

Stroud High School is a highly successful Girls’ Grammar School with a co-educational Sixth Form. This is an opportunity to become involved in innovative and exciting work in a school community built on excellent relationships.

The successful candidate will:

• Provide effective administrative support to the governing body and its committees
• Ensure the governing body is properly constituted
• Manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements
• Act as Company Secretary

If you feel that you fit this description, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Closing date for applications: Friday 28 June at Midday

Interviews will be held the following week

Please mark letters of application for the attention of Mrs Sharon Smith, PA to Headteacher.

For further information on the post please contact Mrs Jacqui Phillips, Chair of Governors (chair@stroudhigh.gloucs.sch.uk).

Stroud High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This position is subject to relevant checks and enhanced DBS clearance.


 

The Apollo Partnership Trust

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: c/o Castle Rock High School, Meadow Lane, Coalville, England, Leicestershire, LE67 4BR
  • Local Authority: Leicestershire County Council
  • Contact Name: Donna Hudson-Bennett
  • Email Address: recruitment@apollopartnershiptrust.uk
  • Telephone: 01530 831561
Details

GOVERNANCE OFFICER

An outstanding opportunity to take up and develop this new post to lead on the development of effective governance in our Multi Academy Trust. We have a clear vision to empower schools to bring their strengths and expertise to this collaboration in leading successful learning. We are proud to be a Trust working together to improve learning outcomes for children in the North West Leicestershire area. This new role is essential in supporting our development and has been created as part of the reshaping of our central services team to improve the support for our existing schools and provide capacity as our Trust grows.

Candidates should have significant experience of working to support and develop effective governance. Although direct experience of working in an academy Trust would be beneficial, we recognise that many of the required skills can be acquired in other sectors and we would support the right candidate in developing the sector knowledge to apply them in our Trust.

As a growing MAT we expect the role will develop over time and we are looking for someone who can grow with us through their own development and the development of other staff and services.

Our motto is ‘Excellence Through Partnership’. We strongly believe our collaborative approach ensures staff are part of a family of academies, with the highest educational and operational expertise to ensure the very best education, support and guidance to our students across the group.

We are proud of all of our academies. We actively seek to maintain and develop both individual academy identity and characteristics.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:
• to work with other local academies and schools
• become part of a thriving, successful and dedicated Multi-Academy Trust
• joining the Trust will allow the successful candidate to have access to extensive staff benefits, details of which can be found: http://www.apollopartnershipTrust.uk/why-join-us/
Informal visits are welcome.

For further details please visit the Trust website:
http://www.apollopartnershipTrust.uk/apollo-vacancies/
or contact Donna Hudson-Bennett on 01530 831561
Alternatively, you can email recruitment@apollopartnershipTrust.uk

Closing date for application: 10:00am on Friday 11 October 2019
It is anticipated interviews will be held w/c 28 October 2019.

People with disabilities and from ethnic minorities are underrepresented in our staff group.

We welcome applications from suitably qualified/experienced people from these groups.

These posts are designated as a regulated activity and requires enhanced criminal records check for a regulated activity (including a barred list check).

NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS
 

The Brook Learning Trust

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: The Brook Learning Trust, The High Weald Academy, Angley Road, Cranbrook, England, Kent, TN17 2PJ
  • Local Authority: Kent County Council
  • Contact Name: Tessa Macrae
  • Email Address: careers@brooklearningtrust.org.uk
  • Telephone: 01580 712 754 333
Details

The Brook Learning Trust is a small but expanding Multi Academy Trust, with responsibility for three Secondary schools in Kent. Due to retirement, we are seeking to appoint a Clerk to provide regulatory guidance and effective administrative support to the governance functions of the Trust.

Based at our Brook Learning Trust offices at the High Weald Academy in Cranbrook, Kent, the role attracts excellent employee benefits including reduced gym membership, employee assistance programme, free on-site parking, and membership of the local government pension scheme. There is also opportunity for ongoing personal development through the undertaking of appropriate and regular training to maintain and improve knowledge and practice.

There are three key functions of the role; to provide effective administrative support to the Trust Board and its committees; to ensure the Trust Board is properly constituted; and to manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements. The role requires 37 hours per week, term-time only plus 3 weeks, however we require our successful candidate to be flexible, since Trust meetings will be a mixture of daytime and evening start times. In return we can discuss flexible working with the successful candidate. A calendar of meetings is published in advance and is available on request to prospective candidates. The Clerk will be able to claim TOIL for time worked outside of their contractual hours.

What are we looking for in a candidate?
The Brook Learning Trust and its academies adhere to the seven Nolan Principles, which are the basis of ethical standards for those working in a public office. The successful candidate must therefore demonstrate the highest professional standards. Honesty, integrity, objectivity and accountability are key to this pivotal role. You must be highly organised, and first-rate minute taking skills and experience of clerking are essential. Candidates should also be comfortable in dealing with a range of stakeholders including central and local government officials, governors, parents and groups within the local community.

Application Details
If you think you have the right qualities and skills to be our next Trust Clerk, please complete the Brook Learning Trust application form for support staff. You should be able to demonstrate your ability to meet the key responsibilities and requirements set out within the job description.
Completed applications should be sent to careers@brooklearningtrust.org.uk no later than 10:00am on Friday 4th October 2019.

Please take a careful look at the Job Description and the Person Specification documents included alongside this advert, as they detail the functions of the role, and the knowledge, experience, qualities and skills required to effectively carry them out. You should clearly state how your skills and experience match what we are looking for in a candidate

Contact Information:
01580 712 754 ext: 333/332/331
careers@brooklearningtrust.org.uk
Brook Learning Trust
The High Weald Academy
Angley Road, Cranbrook
Kent, TN17 2PJ

About The Brook Learning Trust
The Brook Learning Trust is proud to have three schools in our family of academies: The High Weald Academy based in Cranbrook, The Hayesbrook School in Tonbridge and the Ebbsfleet Academy in Swanscombe. As a Trust, we bring together our unique academies in our belief in the power of education to change lives and communities.

It is our steadfast purpose to challenge and defy the barriers that constrain the educational progress of any child. We set high aims for aspiration and secure collective responsibility for all our children’s achievements. Our work is underpinned by the values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Optimism, Excellence and Accountability.

A strong focus on teaching and learning as well as high standards and expectations has led the Brook Learning Trust to become recognised as one of the strongest multi-academy trusts in the county. Learning and growing with us, children in our academies make great progress. Brook Learning Trust, working with The High Weald Academy, brings energy, passion and expertise to the education of our children.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to vetting checks including an Enhanced DBS check and references. An overseas police check will be required by candidates who have worked or resided outside of the UK.

JOB DESCRIPTION – TRUST CLERK TO THE BROOK LEARNING TRUST

The Clerk to the Trust Board is a multi-function role, which includes giving advice to the Trust Board on all constitutional and procedural matters, providing effective administrative support, helping to recruit new members, and managing all the records and information associated with matters concerning governance. The clerk works closely with the Company Secretary, the executive team and those involved in governance to ensure compliance with relevant legal and regulatory frameworks.

All duties should be carried out in line with the seven principles of public life, mindful of equality and diversity legislation. The clerk should understand the impact of effective governance upon the quality of education provided by our academies. Specific details of the role are as follows:

1. Advice to the Trust Board
• Act as the first point of contact for Members, Trustees and Academy Councillors with queries on constitutional and procedural matters;
• Work with appropriate legal advice, support and guidance, and where necessary seek advice and guidance from third parties on behalf of the Trust Board;
• Inform the Trust Board of any changes to its responsibilities as a result of a change in school status, changes in the relevant legislation or governmental requirements;
• Maintain familiarity with the Academies Financial Handbook and the Governance Handbook with a sound understanding of the duties and responsibilities associated with multi-academy trust governance;
• Offer advice on best practice in governance, including on committee structures and self-evaluation;
• Ensure that statutory policies are in place, and are revised when necessary, with the assistance of staff;
• Advise on the annual calendar of Trust Board meetings and tasks;
• Send new Members, Trustees and Academy Councillors induction materials and ensure they have access to appropriate documents, including the Code of Conduct;
• Ensure the Board has an accurate record of people and an audit of their skills;
• Contribute to the induction of Members, Trustees and Academy Councillors taking on new roles.

2. Effective administration of meetings
• Prepare a focused agenda for Trust Board meetings, Academy Council meetings, committee meetings and panels with the appointed chair and appropriate member of the executive team;
• Liaise with those preparing papers to make sure they are available on time, and distribute the agenda and papers as required by legislation or other regulations;
• Ensure meetings are quorate;
• Record attendance at meetings (and any apologies – whether they have been accepted or not), and take appropriate action in relation to absences, including advising those absent of the date of the next meeting;
• Draft high quality minutes of governance related meetings, evidencing challenge and scrutiny, indicating who is responsible for any agreed action with timescales, and sharing drafts with the chair and, in the case of Academy Council meetings, the Head teacher;
• Circulate the reviewed draft to all attendees via the secure governance area on the Trust website within the timescale agreed with the Trust Board;
• Follow-up any agreed action points with those responsible and inform the chair of progress.

3. Membership
• Advise Members, Trustees and Academy Councillors and appointing bodies in advance of the expiry of a governor’s term of office, so elections or appointments can be organised in a timely manner;
• Chair that part of the meeting at which the chair is elected, giving procedural advice concerning conduct of this and other elections;
• Maintain a register of pecuniary interests for those with a governance role and ensure the record of business interests is reviewed regularly and lodged appropriately;
• Support recruitment to local and Trust governance through local campaigns and national bodies
• Liaise with HR to ensure all new members have been subject to relevant DBS and safeguarding checks prior to their appointment starting.
• Maintain a record of training undertaken by Members, Trustees and Academy Councillors.
• Maintain meeting attendance records and advise the chair of potential disqualification through lack of attendance;
• Advise the Trust Board on succession planning.

4. Manage Information
• Maintain up to date records of the names, addresses and category of Trust Board members and their term of office, and inform the Trust Board and any relevant authorities of any changes to its membership;
• Maintain copies of current terms of reference and membership of any committees and working parties and any nominated Trustees e.g. Child-protection, SEND;
• Maintain a record of signed minutes of meetings in school, and ensure copies are sent to relevant bodies on request and are published as agreed at meetings;
• Maintain records of correspondence;
• Monitor compliance of trust and academy websites, taking action if required
• Ensure copies of statutory policies and other school documents approved by the Trust Board are kept in the school and published as agreed, for example, on the website.

5. Personal Development
• Undertake appropriate and regular training and development to maintain his/her knowledge and improve practice;
• Keep up-to-date with current educational developments and legislation affecting school governance;
• Participate in regular performance management.

5. Additional Services
• Clerk any statutory appeal committees/panels the Trust Board is required to convene;
• Participate in, and contribute to the training of Members, Trustees and Academy Councillors in areas appropriate to the clerking role;
• Contribute to any review of governance
• Maintain archive materials;
• Prepare briefing papers as necessary;
• Conduct skills audits and advise on training requirements and the criteria for appointing new Members, Trustees and Academy Councillors relevant to vacancies;
• Perform such other tasks as may be determined by the Trust Board or CEO from time to time.
(Person Specification is in the attached file)

The Danes Educational Trust

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: Chenies Road, Chorleywoood, England, Hertfordshire, WD3 6EW
  • Local Authority: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Contact Name: Marianne Barlow
  • Email Address: mbarlow@danesedtrust.org.uk
  • Telephone: 01923 589694
Details

We are seeking a Clerk to the School Boards to join our teams at St Clement Danes School and Croxley Danes School. The post holder will be required to work flexibly in order to meet the needs of both School Boards with some meetings being held in the evenings. St Clement Danes is situated in Chorleywood whilst Croxley Danes is currently based – in Watford, moving to a permanent building in Croxley Green in 2020.

The Holt School

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: Holt Lane , Wokingham, England, Berkshire, RG41 1EE
  • Local Authority: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Contact Name: Diane Hampton
  • Email Address: holtschool@holt.wokingham.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 01189780165
Details

The Clerk plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth running of meetings, preparing agendas and papers and taking accurate minutes. They will advise on governance, constitution and procedural matters and provide full administrative support to the Governing Body.

The Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, England, West Midlands, B15 2UD
  • Local Authority: Birmingham City Council
  • Contact Name: Laura Ganderton
  • Email Address: laura.ganderton@ske.uk.net
  • Telephone: 07827441618
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CLERK TO THE LOCAL GOVERNING BODIES

Salary: £12 - £15 per hour, depending upon experience.
Foundation Office based with school attendance.
Flexible hours (minimum of 100 hours per school per annum).

The Foundation Office is part of the charity, The Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham. It provides managerial, finance, governance, HR & payroll, admissions and back-office support to the King Edward VI Schools in Birmingham.

We are looking to appoint two Local Governing Body Clerks, to support one or two schools within King Edward VI Academy Trust Birmingham on a flexible part-time basis. The Clerk will support the Company Secretary within a wider professional team based at the Foundation Office. The positions involve attending daytime and evening meetings, whilst also working closely with the allocated schools.

We are looking for Clerks who have exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal. The ability to work independently and as a team, with high attention to detail, discretion, and have an understanding of the need to maintain confidentiality. This pivotal role requires proactive engagement, flexibility, professionalism and strong commitment.

Further information about the Foundation and the application pack for this post, can be found at: www.schoolsofkingedwardvi.co.uk, or can be obtained from:
The Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham, Foundation Office, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2UD, Tel: 0121 472 1147, Email: hr@ske.uk.net



 

Whitfield St. James' CofE (VC) Primary School

  • Type of school: Primary
  • Address: Chadwick Street, Glossop, England, Derbyshire, SK13 8ED
  • Local Authority: High Peak Borough Council
  • Contact Name: Craig Woodward
  • Email Address: cwoodward@st-james.derbyshire.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 01457 852427
Details

The governors of Whitfield St. James' Primary School are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and effective individual to join our staff as School Business Assistant (Clerk to the Board of Governors).

The role will include preparation and distribution of agenda/minutes, attendance at 3 Governing Body meetings, 6 committee meetings and maintenance of membership, attendance and training records.

The clerk will also be required to:

• Provide advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters

• Provide effective administrative support to the governing body

• Liaise with the Chair, Headteacher and School Business Manager

• Ensure the governing body is correctly constituted

• Manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements

• A willingness to work flexibly is required as the workload is variable, but it will be necessary for the post holder to attend evening meetings. In addition the clerk may on occasion be requested to attend meetings outside of the regular committee and full governing body schedule.

Proven administrative or clerking experience in the education sector will be a distinct advantage in this role.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

Willow Bank Infant School

  • Type of school: Infant
  • Address: Duffied Road, Woodley, Reading, England, Berkshire, RG5 4RW
  • Local Authority: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Contact Name: Rebecca Stewardson
  • Email Address: chair@willowbank-inf.wokingham.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 07966 661492
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The clerk plays an important role in governing body effectiveness, not least by ensuring the governors an efficient administration support and offering procedural advice and guidance. A new model job description for clerks has been produced by the DfES, which is summarised here.

The clerk to the Governing Body will:

Meetings
a) work effectively with the chair and head teacher to prepare a purposeful agenda
b) produce, collate and distribute the agenda and papers for receipt at least 7 days before the meeting
c) record the attendance of governors at meetings
d) advise the governing body on governance legislation and procedural matters where necessary
e) record all decisions accurately and objectively
f) send draft minutes to the chair and head teacher for amendment/approval by the chair
g) circulate approved draft minutes within agreed timescales
h) liaise with the chair to receive updates of action points
i) chair that part of the meeting at which the chair is elected

Membership
a) maintain a database of names, addresses and category of governing body members, and their term of office
b) initiate a welcome pack being sent to new governors
c) maintain copies of terms of reference, committee membership and nominated governors, e.g., literacy
d) advise governors and appointing bodies of expiry of terms of office and of new governors
e) ensure a register of governing body pecuniary interests is maintained and reviewed annually

Advice and information
a) advise the governing body on procedural issues
b) have access to appropriate legal advice and guidance
c) ensure that new governors have a copy of the DfES Guide to the Law and other relevant information
d) take action on the governing bodies agreed policy to support new governors
e) advise on the requisite contents of the school prospectus and annual report to parents
f) ensure that statutory policies are in place

Professional Development
a) successfully complete the National Training Programme for Clerks to Governing Bodies, or its equivalent
b) attend termly briefings
c) keep up-to-date with current developments and legislation

Optional Extras
The clerk may be asked to perform as part of their duties any of the following. These additional tasks will usually be negotiated at extra cost:
a) clerk some or all statutory and non statutory governing body committees
b) assist with the elections of parent, teacher and staff governors
c) give advice and support to governors taking on new roles
d) contribute to the training of governors in clerking matters
e) maintain a file of relevant DfES and LEA documents
f) assist with the preparation of the Annual Report to Parents, assembling the statutory information and copying and distributing the report
g) assist with the organisation of the Annual Parents’ Meeting
h) clerk the Annual Parents’ Meeting
i) prepare briefing papers for the governing body
j) help to produce a governing body year planner

It is accepted that currently in Wokingham the roles of clerks do vary, with some having more, or less, responsibility than outlined in the above model job description.

The intention of publishing a model is to provide a framework for discussion between clerks and governors to ensure that essential link between the clerk’s role and the effective governing body.

Application to be via letter and CV.

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