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Clerk to Trustees/Directors and Members

Contract:                  Permanent

Hours:                       Minimum 7 hours, maximum 21 hours (worked across each term).

Band & Point:          3 (Full Band Width) dependent on experience                     

Start Date:               ASAP

Closing date:           Friday 16thNovember 2018

Interviews:               Week commencing Monday 19thNovember 2018

 The job role will be on a flexible basis working minimum 7 hours to 21 hours per week, term time only (38 working weeks).  Occasionally there may be additional hours for Panel Hearings when required and agreed.

South Essex Academy Trust currently have a vacancy for a part time Clerk to support our Board of Trustees/Directors and Members in their strategic management and development of the Trust.

We are looking to appoint an exceptional candidate to provide professional clerking services and also deliver advice to the Trustees and Members on governance, constitutional and procedural matters and provide effective administrative support.

The Clerk to Trustees and Members will attend the Trustee or Director meetings (minimum 15 per year) which are conveniently scheduled in the main during the day, mostly in Hadleigh, Essex. From time to time there may be additional meetings such as Complaint or Exclusion Panels, usually held in the relevant Academy.

For the right candidate there is an opportunity to engage in further subcontracted work with associated MATs (for additional remuneration) in addition to expanding this role for administrative services to the Trust Central Team.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A knowledge of multi academy trust and governance procedures and previous experience in a similar role is essential.
  • Good administrative and organisational skills in minute taking, record keeping, information management and keeping various partners and Directors up to date.
  • Excellent communication, listening, literacy and IT skills.
  • Be able to work independently whilst at the same time forming effective relationships with our Board of Trustees, Members and school teams.
  • Ability to organise their own time effectively and work to strict deadlines.
  • Work on a flexible basis and be self-motivated.
  • Can operate with integrity, confidentiality and impartiality.
  • Able use your own initiative and develop your own knowledge of relevant educational and statutory information.
  • Open to change and learning, including your own personal professional development.

What we can offer you:

  • A growing Multi Academy Trust of four (soon to be five) primary academies with friendly and supportive staff who work closely together for the benefit of everyone.
  • Our four Trust values of Collaboration, Challenge, Perseverance and Innovation drive everything we as a Trust Board and in all our academies.
  • Our Trustees and Members are committed to professionalism and excellence in governance for both the Trust as a whole and for each academy which is currently provided by the Trustee Board.
  • Recent innovations have been the development of the ‘Leadership Academy’ which delivers high quality professional development to all staff.
  • A dynamic and collaborative team of Leaders and a central team who are dedicated and committed to the success of all pupils and staff alike.
  • Career opportunities

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South Essex Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS certification and references. We are an equal opportunities employer.


The benefits of working for South Essex Academy Trust include:

  • the four key values that drive the Trust and each academy;
  • the moral purpose of helping more children to flourish;
  • commitment to staff well being including early finish on Friday and two week October half term;
  • bespoke CPD through the Leadership Academy;
  • collaboration and support from colleagues across the Trust eg. year group, subject leaders, leadership networks;
  • opportunities to gain experience in more than one academy, where appropriate;
  • our aim to develop  our own staff and promote from within the Trust;
  • cross section of experiences available from academies who historically were in special measures and those that are good and outstanding;

Arrange to come and visit and meet staff and children who will speak for themselves about the benefits of working with and for South Essex Academy Trust.







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