Clerk to the Local Governing Body
Equates to 3 hours per week across one academic year. The working time per week will vary and includes time for training and personal development.
Grade L1-8 (£10.47 to £12.04 per hour)
The Trustees of the Blue Kite Academy Trust are looking to appoint clerks to the local governing bodies (LGB) of Abbey Meads Primary, Catherine Wayte Primary and Ferndale Primary Schools. Applicants must be efficient, excellent administrators and have strong communication skills to support the governors and headteachers.
The post is a part-time position, covering meetings of the local governing body (LGB). This equates to three hours per week across 38 school weeks totalling 114 hours per year. The meetings for all the schools are held during the evenings approximately 6 times per year. Applicants will have the option to state whether they wish to clerk more than one of the LGBs therefore increasing the hours worked.
This position lends itself to home working and all meetings are currently being held remotely via zoom.
To help the successful candidate fulfil their role, there is an expectation for them to attend relevant training events and Clerk Network meetings led by the Head of Governance – Anna Richardson.
Knowledge, skills and experience
• Excellent oral and written skills with an eye for detail
• A sound knowledge of administrative work and related systems
• Able to communicate well and develop effective working relationships
• Be able to maintain confidentiality at all times and to prevent disclosure of confidential and/or sensitive information.
• Excellent personal organisational and time management skills
• Able to manage conflicting work pressures and organise priorities
• Experience of maintaining administrative systems and a competent user of Microsoft Office and database applications
• An enthusiasm for continued professional development and a desire to develop appropriate knowledge of the legal framework relating to the governance of schools and current developments in education, in particular multi academy trusts
The Blue Kite 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. It is therefore imperative that you provide all relevant information requested in order to meet this commitment. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance, references and proof of right to work in the UK will be obtained prior to an appointment.
The Blue Kite Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.