Applications are invited for the post of Clerk to the Trust Board to join our central team.
The successful candidate will provide a professional clerking service to the Trust Board and our local governing bodies and provide administrative support to the executive leadership team.
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Clerk or Executive Assistant, with a high degree of professionalism and discretion to join a growing Trust, ensuring that the Trust Board and governing bodies are properly constituted and ensuring governance is managed effectively and in accordance with legal requirements and the Trust Scheme of Delegation.
The post will involve working flexibly around a calendar of scheduled meetings, including some evening meetings. This post is term-time only (plus 5 days) and 35 hours per week, however, we are willing to consider slightly reduced hours for the right candidate.
The Clerk to the Trust Board will work closely with the Chair of the Trustees, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Headteachers, providing a professional support and advisory service to the Trust Board, sub-committes and school governing bodies in compliance with the Trust Scheme of Delegation.
To provide and maintain effective administrative support systems for the Trust Board, sub-committees and local governing bodies, including the scheduling and recording of meetings, filling of vacancies, and monitoring of attendance.
To provide administrative support to the Chair of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Headteachers.
The successful candidate will be an experienced administration professional with excellent organisation, communication and clerking skills. Confident working independently, you will be able to organise your own time and adhere to strict deadlines. You will also have the personal skills to liaise effectively with Governors, school and Trust leadership and all other partners of the school including the local authority and other outside agencies. You will have a high standard of written and verbal communication skills and extensive experience of taking clear and concise minutes. Ideally, you will have experience in clerking a Governing Body in a Secondary School and will have detailed knowledge of the role and responsibilities of school Governors and of the legal framework in which they operate.
• A dynamic and forward thinking Trust that works in partnership to ensure outstanding achievement of all children
• A commitment to your own professional development
• An opportunity to be part of a central team with a shared vision of excellence
• The opportunity to contribute to our growing Trust
• Flexible working arrangements
Details of the post and an application form are available from our website.
Applications will only be accepted on the standard application form and CV’s from Agencies will not be accepted.
Closing date: 5 June 2019
Interviews: Tentatively scheduled to take place on 19 June 2019 and will include a panel interview and assessment tasks.
Prospere Learning Trust was formed in September 2017 through the merger of two multi academy trusts. We currently employ over 500 staff and are passionate about securing the best possible education for our young people, and believe that our staff play a vital role in achieving our vision.
Prospere Learning Trust currently comprises of 5 secondary schools, including 3 mainstream schools and 2 special needs schools. We are a growing Trust, currently working in the South Manchester area but with further schools anticipated across Greater Manchester.
The role will be based in Piper Hill High School. Candidates should note that the role is likely to require regular travel between the Trust schools, which are currently based in Chorlton, Newall Green, Wythenshawe and Northern Moor.
All schools within the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. The post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (amended in 2013). Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here. We have a policy on the Employment of Ex-Offenders and it is available upon request.
This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.