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Epsilon Star MAT

  • Type of school: Academy
  • Address: 210 Kents Hill Road, Benfleet, England, Essex, SS7 5PS
  • Local Authority: Essex County Council
  • Contact Name: Lisa Ingram
  • Email Address: recruitment@epsilonstar.co.uk
  • Telephone: 01268 750555
Details

The Epsilon Star Trust is seeking to recruit an experienced governance professional with excellent communication skills to undertake the role of Trust Clerk providing effective administrative and organisational support to the Board of Trustees and Executive Head teacher/CEO.

The Trust Clerk will support the Chair of the board and its sub-committees in understanding their role and statutory and legal duties. The Trust Clerk will provide clear and impartial advice to the Chair to facilitate strategic debate and decision making at board/committee meetings to ensure members exercise their functions expediently and confidently on all governance matters.

Candidates should be: -
• Highly organised and reliable.
• Able to manage deadlines and keep accurate records.
• Self-motivated and able to work under own initiative.
• An experienced clerk who has worked with other academy trusts.
• Flexible to attend evening/day meetings on site as scheduled.

This role is predominantly home-based with the exception of attendance on site for governance meetings held during term time and completion of administration tasks. Meetings are scheduled in advance of each academic year and usually consist of six meetings per term.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for further details and if you have any further questions about the role please call our trust head office.

Closing date: 13.07.2022
 

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GLK Solutions

  • Type of school: Junior, Primary, Middle, Secondary, Post-16, Academy, Special
  • Address: Argent Barn, Burlands Lane, Upper Poppleton, York, England, Yorkshire, YO26 6QL
  • Local Authority: Doncaster Borough Council
  • Contact Name: Lesley Millard
  • Email Address: lesleymillard@glkgroup.co.uk
  • Telephone: 07921 645 756
Details

Please see attached advert. We are looking to build our associate clerk team as our clients grow. We have immediate work in the Doncaster and Scunthorpe area but this could be on a remote basis and therefore we will consider locations outside of this area. We also work in various areas across the North West and South West areas so interested to speak to anyone looking to expand their clerking portfolio.

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Hoe Valley School

  • Type of school: Secondary, Academy
  • Address: Egley Rd, Woking , England, Surrey, GU22 0NH
  • Local Authority: Woking Borough Council
  • Contact Name: Adrian Kane
  • Email Address: kanea@hoevalleyschool.org
  • Telephone: 07553 345643
Details

We are looking for a Clerk to the Board of Governors for Hoe Valley School, a single academy trust school based in Woking, Surrey (latest Ofsted Rating: Outstanding).

The clerk will work with the Chair of Governors, the Head Teacher and other governors to ensure the smooth and effective running of the business of the Board of Governors, including:

• Providing advice on governance, legal, constitutional and procedural matters
• Proactively supporting the governing body and its committees in the conduct of their duties (e.g., organising meetings and producing / circulating / storing necessary documentation)
• Managing information effectively in accordance with legal requirements
• Ensuring the governing body is properly constituted

For further details on responsibilities, please see the attached Job Description.

The Full Governing Body meets 4 times a year, with 2 additional sub-committees (Education and Resources) each meeting once per term. Meetings are typically held face-to-face at the School premises in Woking on a Thursday from 6-8pm.

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Juniper Education

  • Address: Boundary House, 4 County PL, Chelmsford, England, Essex, CM2 0RE
  • Local Authority: Essex County Council
  • Contact Name: Beverley Jones-Leka
  • Email Address: Beverley.Jones-Leka@junipereducation.org
  • Telephone: 03452008600
Details

*P/T as required £13.69 an hour plus holiday pay
Juniper Education is seeking experienced clerks to school governing boards to support their efficient and effective governance operations. Successful candidates will join our Governance & Clerking Team in a role based mainly at home but with the expectation that they will go into schools for meetings that are not held virtually and also into the Juniper office for regular briefings (again when not held virtually).
Applicants must have their own transport and be prepared to work flexibly as board/committee meetings are held both during the day and in the evenings.
Knowledge of how schools and governing boards [in both maintained and academy trusts] operate is desirable and previous experience of similar work would be advantageous. However training opportunities are available for this role.

Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust

  • Type of school: Academy
  • Address: Ruskington Central Multi-Academy Trust, Chestnut Street , Ruskington , England, Lincolnshire, NG34 9DL
  • Local Authority: North Kesteven District Council
  • Contact Name: Administration
  • Email Address: administration@laat.co.uk
  • Telephone: 01526888482
Details

We are looking for someone, with an in-depth knowledge of Governance at both local school and Trust levels. We have recently undertaken a lot of work to improve our governance structures and develop our support to local boards and councils. There is still work to do and this post holder will be integral to continuing this journey.

With responsibility for developing, implementing, and monitoring operational governance, you will be proactive in ensuring that governance meets all statutory and regulatory compliance requirements. You will be forward thinking and able to implement systems to clearly identify and address gaps.

Our Governance and Compliance Lead, develops and supports a team of clerks, ensuring compliance in all our Schools. You will be pivotal in ensuring effective recruitment of, and induction for, new governance volunteers.

Information sharing and relationship building is key to this post.

Please note that although we are based at Ruskington Chestnut Street Academy, this post is not directly working in the Academy Office. This role is suited to hybrid working.

A driving licence is essential as you may be required to visit schools or other locations where meetings and/or training is taking place.
The successful candidate will need to have good communication and organisational skills, high expectations and a real commitment to achieving the very highest of standards.

For further details please see our website: Governance and Compliance Lead – Closing date 11/07/22 – 12 noon - LAAT (thelaat.co.uk)

Closing date: 11.07.2022

Merchant Taylors' Oxfordshire Academy Trust

  • Type of school: Secondary, Post-16
  • Address: St. Georges Road, Wallingford, England, Oxfordshire, OX10 8HH
  • Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
  • Contact Name: Alice Vincent
  • Email Address: recruit@wallingfordschool.com
  • Telephone: 01491829802
Details

Key purpose of the role:
The postholder will:
• Report to MTOAT’s Governance Lead, to ensure an efficient and effective governance/clerking service to the Trust and its schools
• Co-ordinate and assist with the drafting of Trust and School policies and procedures and maintain up-to-date and accurate governance records.

Line management
Accountable to MTOAT’s Governance Lead

Contract terms and duties
This is a permanent post, and it will be based across the Merchant Taylors’ Oxfordshire Academy Trust sites, including Buckinghamshire UTC, Wallingford School and Brightwell Primary School, with the option of some working from home.

Evening meeting attendance is required (typically one evening meeting per week across a 39-week academic year), but the role has the flexibility to be tailored for the right candidate and evening meetings will be a combination of face-to-face and remote meetings.

Closing date 04.07.2022
 

NEAT Academy Trust

  • Type of school: Academy
  • Address: 1 Hedley Court , Orion Business Park , North Shields , England, Tyne and Wear, NE29 7ST
  • Local Authority: Newcastle Upon Tyne City Council
  • Contact Name: Charles Turvill
  • Email Address: c.turvill@neat.org.uk
  • Telephone: 01912284090
Details

We are looking for a forward thinker with a depth of knowledge of corporate governance and the ability to strategically lead and shape our governance service.

The Head of Governance will ensure that all layers of NEATs governance arrangements, which are made up of incredibly committed stakeholders, operate as a coherent whole, keeping the ‘conscience’ of NEAT. You will work collaboratively with the chair of the trust board, committee chairs and leaders across the organisation, ensuring that the board meets its statutory and regulatory responsibilities.

NEAT is an exciting, innovative and growing organisation where we try to do things differently, aligned to our core values. Our trust is a collaborative partnership of, currently, six primary and secondary schools, a national research school and we also operate a trading subsidiary making the role both diverse and interesting.

Our ideal candidate has extensive governance experience and an understanding of how this works in publicly accountable organisations. You will have a track record of building effective working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders, especially at senior leadership and board level. Knowledge of the multi academy trust sector is not essential, but you must have a passion for education and improving the life chances of our learners.

In return we offer:
• collaborative networks of colleagues across the trust;
• a welcoming, friendly, hard-working and committed team of colleagues whom, at all levels, are dedicated to making a difference to the children in their care; and
• competitive pay and conditions
• real opportunities to progress your career

Like to find out more about this unique opportunity? We would welcome opportunites to discuss the role - please do get in touch on 0191 2284090 with our COFO, Charles Turvill.

Interested in applying? If you share our passion and believe you can make a difference please read the accompanying person specification and job description and return your completed application form and equalities monitoring form by 12 noon on Monday 4 July 2022 to HR@neat.org.uk

PKAT (Peterborough Keys Academies Trust)

  • Type of school: Primary, Secondary, Post-16, Academy
  • Address: Jack Hunt School, Bradwell Road, Peterborough, England, Cambridgeshire, PE3 9PY
  • Local Authority: Peterborough City Council
  • Contact Name: Emma Stephens-Dunn
  • Email Address: estephens-dunn@pkat.co.uk
  • Telephone: 01733 263526
Details

This is an exciting opportunity to act as Clerk to the Academy Committees and provide timely and effective support and advice to ensure the effective conduct of their business.

The Trust is going through an exciting growth phase and needs someone to support the Academy Committees through this process.
The successful applicant will be an experienced Clerk to Governors with a good knowledge of governing body procedures and education issues, proven administration, communication and organisational skills and the willingness to work independently and flexibly.

Full training for the successful applicant will be provided.

Further details and how to apply are available via the Peterborough Keys Academy Trust: www.PKAT.co.uk/vacancies

Closing date: 04.07.2022

Pulford VA Lower School

  • Type of school: Infant, Junior
  • Address: 1 Pulford Road, Leighton Buzzard, England, Bedfordshire, LU7 1AP
  • Local Authority: Bedford Borough Council
  • Contact Name: Paul Whittington
  • Email Address: chairofgovernors@pulfordschool.org
  • Telephone: 01525 887123
Details

We are looking for a Clerk to the Governing Board for our lovely Lower School. We are Pulford Voluntary Aided Church of England Lower School on the park in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. We are a friendly Governing Board and our current Clerk is stepping down. We need clerking services for 9 meetings per year - 3 per term - 1 Full Governing Board meeting and 2 sub-committees. Plus the usual Clerking support and being pro-active and on top of all changes from Central Beds. This is a paid position on a per meeting basis and we are open discuss rates. Our meetings usually run no longer than 1.5 hours each and our standard meeting time is Wednesday at 6pm. Currently our FGB meeting is in person and our sub-cttee meetings are via Zoom. We would love to hear from you!

Closing date: 31.08.2022

Steel City Schools Partnership

  • Type of school: Nursery, Infant, Junior, Primary, Academy
  • Address: Monteney Primary, Monteney Crescent, Sheffield, England, Yorkshire, S5 9DN
  • Local Authority: Sheffield Borough Council
  • Contact Name: Rebecca Howell
  • Email Address: rhowell@steel-city-schools-partnership.org
  • Telephone: 07722864102
Details

We are looking for enthusiastic and organised individuals to provide administrative support, advice
and guidance to local governing bodies on governance, constitutional and procedural matters.
Clerks contribute towards the efficient and effective functioning of governance across our Trust by
providing:
- administrative and organisational support
- guidance to ensure the local governing bodies works in compliance with its legal and
regulatory framework
- advice on procedural matters relating to the operation of the local governing bodies.
We are looking for people who can communicate effectively and inspire others to contribute to
excellent governance in our Trust, and who are willing to undertake training. Clerks will be working
in a team under the Trust’s Governance, Compliance and Development Officer.
This post will be working with 3 schools in the south of the city of Sheffield.

Closing date: 08.07.2022

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Steel City Schools Partnership

  • Type of school: Nursery, Infant, Junior, Primary, Academy
  • Address: Monteney Primary, Sheffield, England, Yorkshire, S5 9DN
  • Local Authority: Sheffield Borough Council
  • Contact Name: Rebecca Howell
  • Email Address: rhowell@steel-city-schools-partnership.org
  • Telephone: 07722864102
Details

We are looking for enthusiastic and organised individuals to provide administrative support, advice
and guidance to local governing bodies on governance, constitutional and procedural matters.
Clerks contribute towards the efficient and effective functioning of governance across our Trust by
providing:
- administrative and organisational support
- guidance to ensure the local governing bodies works in compliance with its legal and
regulatory framework
- advice on procedural matters relating to the operation of the local governing bodies.
We are looking for people who can communicate effectively and inspire others to contribute to
excellent governance in our Trust, and who are willing to undertake training. Clerks will be working
in a team under the Trust’s Governance, Compliance and Development Officer.
This role will be supporting 5 schools based in the north of the city of Sheffield.

Closing date: 08.07.2022

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The Henrietta Barnett School

  • Type of school: Secondary, Academy
  • Address: Central Square, London, England, London, NW11 7BN
  • Local Authority: Barnet Borough Council
  • Contact Name: Clare Wagner
  • Email Address: cwagner@hbschool.org.uk
  • Telephone: +442084588999
Details

We are seeking to appoint a Professional Clerk from September 2022.
We have, in total, 15 full GB and sub-committee meetings a year, plus five shorter meetings that coincide with these.

Closing date: 22.07.2022

The Robinswood Academy Trust

  • Type of school: Primary, Academy
  • Address: Underhill Road, Matson, Gloucester, England, Gloucestershire, GL4 6HE
  • Local Authority: Gloucestershire County Council
  • Contact Name: Neil Ramsey
  • Email Address: personnel@robinswoodtrust.co.uk
  • Telephone: 01452304957
Details

We wish to appoint an excellent governance professional to start as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, highly motivated and demonstrate a commitment and passion for supporting the education of our pupils through highly effective governance.

The Robinswood Academy Trust is a trust of five primary schools that sit at the heart of our local communities. We want our pupils to have a love of learning, and we strive to offer the best education to inspire them to become life-long learners and to be the best that they can be.

Purpose of role:

Academy Trust Governance Professionals are responsible for overseeing all aspects of governance compliance and effectiveness within the trust, ensuring governance adheres to good practice and meets all statutory and regulatory requirements.

This is achieved by:

- supporting the efficient and effective operation of the trust board and its committees to deliver the charitable aims of the trust
- ensuring governance at all levels is carrying out its functions in line with the scheme of delegation
- managing and coordinating the delivery and ongoing improvement of governance support across the trust
- ensuring board meetings and committee meetings are efficient and effective and properly recorded
- providing advice to directors and board members on constitutional and procedural matters, keeping up to date with policy, legal and statutory requirements and managing information effectively
- communicating board decisions and ensuring actions are implemented by those required to undertake them
- reporting back, as necessary, satisfying all aspects of meeting compliance as stipulated in the trust’s articles of association, the Academies Handbook, Company law and Charity Commission guidance, and in accordance with arrangements agreed by the board of trustees
- maintaining confidentiality and the security of information and documents as required
- ensuring the trust board reviews both the articles of association and scheme of delegation annually in line with up-to-date guidance
- maintaining a record of attendance at meetings and training sessions by members and trustees
- ensuring systems and controls are in place to comply with obligations under data protection legislation, safeguarding guidelines and health and safety legislation
- compliance with education legislation, funding agreements, charity legislation, company law and other relevant legislation and regulations

The post is 20 hours per week, all year round. Remuneration will be at TRAT-Grade 8 (£30984 – £34373 pro-rata). The post is permanent, subject to a 6 month probationary period. The nature of this role will require you to be flexible about your working hours, given that some meetings may take place in the evening. The base location is our Waterwells Primary Academy in Quedgeley, Gloucester and there will be the option to undertake some working from home.

Employment benefits include contributions to a highly desirable local government pension scheme, currently with a substantial 23.6% employer’s contribution, an employee wellbeing and mental health support services arrangement, on-site parking, cycle to work scheme and additional discretionary paid leave in times of personal crisis. Paid holiday entitlement increases after 5 years’ service and pay progression within scale is possible each year. There are continuous professional development opportunities as you would expect from an educational establishment and as a multi academy trust you are likely to have the opportunity to experience different working environments at different schools and progression opportunities not available in a single school setting.

Further information on the post and an application form can be found at http://www.robinswoodtrust.co.uk/careers. Please call our HR Manager on 01452 304957 if you have any specific questions.

Electronic applications to personnel@robinswoodtrust.co.uk will be accepted but not CVs.

We regret that to reduce administration costs, you will only be contacted if selected for an interview.

Closing date: 5pm, 12th July 2022

Short listing: 13th July 2022

Interview date: w/c 18th July 2022

Start date: ASAP

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment as outlined in the job description. We are required to undertake pre-employment safeguarding checks which include an enhanced DBS application. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. It is an offence to apply for this position if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Our child protection policy can be viewed here: http://www.robinswoodtrust.co.uk/information/policies

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Twynham Learning

  • Type of school: Academy
  • Address: Twynham Learning, Sopers Lane, Christchurch, England, Dorset, BH23 1JF
  • Local Authority: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council
  • Contact Name: Anusha Hesketh
  • Email Address: anusha.hesketh@twynhamlearning.com
  • Telephone: 01202 878073 (ext 1010)
Details

We are seeking to appoint a Local Advisory Board (LAB) Clerk as part of the Clerking Team based in the Trust’s Core Services central provision. The Clerk will predominantly be working with the Stourfield Infant School Education Improvement Board and the Stourfield Junior School LAB, but may be required to support any of the Trust schools and Trust Board, as required, on a flexible basis.

The LAB Clerk will be accountable to the Trust’s Governance Manager, working effectively with the Chair of the LAB, Headteachers and other LAB Members. The Clerk will work within the guidelines of the DfE Clerking Competency Framework, providing administrative and organisational support to the LAB, guidance to the LAB in compliance with the appropriate legal and regulatory framework, advising on procedural matters whilst securing the continuity of LAB’s business, and observing confidentiality requirements.

The role could be undertaken from the Core Services offices (based at The Grange School) or from home. The exception would be for fixed meeting dates and times, which will be either at the relevant school site or remotely via MS Teams. Hours are, on average, six hours per week across the course of a term (three hours / week allowed per school) but the practical working arrangements will require flexibility to work more hours some weeks and less others.

Candidates should have flexibility to take on additional hours from time to time eg to support any extra-ordinary specialist panels, separate to the routine running of the LAB (these hours to be agreed in advance with the Governance Manager / relevant Headteacher).

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to:
Provide effective administration for meetings
Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
Manage information relating to LAB business and its members
Advise and guide the LAB
Advise and assist with membership (recruitment, induction and succession planning)
Keep up to date with current educational developments and legislation affecting school governance and participate in professional development opportunities

You are likely to be someone who has:
Completed the National Training Programme for Clerks to Governing Bodies (or its equivalent), or is willing to undertake this
Previous experience of clerking meetings in an education or public sector setting.
Attention to detail
Excellent organisation skills
Strong communication skills
Strong literacy skills – including note taking and preparation of high quality, accurate documentation
Flexibility
Trustworthiness

Start date: 1 September 2022
Part time - 6 hours per week
Salary: Support staff salary points 12-20 (£3,002 to £3,517 pa)
See website for more details (https://www.twynhamlearning.com/187/staff-vacancies/careers/1595/clerk-to-local-advisory-board)

Closing date: 03.07.2022

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