Clerk to Academy Governing Councils (Staffordshire)

  • Contract type - Permanent, Part Time
  • Salary range - £25,431 - £29,326 (Pro rata), Actual salary (for 18 hours per week) £10,554-£12,171
  • Location - Co-op Academy Stoke on Trent, Westport Rd, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 4LD
  • Closing date - September 16, 2022

We are seeking to appoint a Clerk to our Academy Governing Councils (AGCs) in our Staffordshire and Merseyside Hub, to deliver a high quality and comprehensive clerking service to our four academies in Staffordshire. The successful candidate will be joining a team of governance professionals who meet regularly and offer lots of training and support.  

Under the guidance of the regional Governance Manager, you will provide advice to governors on constitutional and procedural matters in accordance with our Trust’s governance approach and the wider regulatory framework. You will also provide meeting support to your assigned AGCs, including minuting meetings to a high standard.  

Successful applicants will be expected to have clerking experience, excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, be able to work independently and to organise their own time whilst working to strict deadlines. 

The role is term-time only and part time, working 18 hours per week flexibly across the year, to meet the needs of the governing councils. The majority of AGC meetings take place in the late afternoon or early evening. A flexible approach to working hours is essential as the successful candidate may be asked to service additional meetings in order to meet the governance needs of the Trust (for example pupil disciplinary committees, complaints panels, HR hearings) or to provide cover for other team members in their absence.

The successful applicant will have a base at Co-op Academy Stoke on Trent, although we anticipate that they will undertake the majority of their work from home.  Attendance at academies for meetings is required, and travel expenses will be reimbursed. A laptop and mobile phone will be provided.  

The Co-op Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To arrange an informal discussion about the post please contact Tammy Pyszky, Deputy Head of Data Protection and Governance Manager for the Staffordshire and Merseyside Hub –

Start date: as soon as possible after 1st September

Benefits include:  

  • 30 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays  
  • Local government pension scheme  
  • Childcare vouchers  
  • Co-operative flexible benefits, including cycle to work  
  • Co-operative credit union  
  • Health-care cash-back scheme  
  • Season ticket & rental deposit loans  
  • Discount on various Co-op branded products 

Closing date: Friday, 16 September 2022

Interviews: To be confirmed

Applications must be on our application form. Please return your completed form to


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