Clerk to Academy Local Governing Bodies (LGBs) – Panels and Appeals

  • Contract type - Temporary until end of July 2021, with the possibility of becoming permanent.
  • Salary range - £24,944 - £28,821 per annum PRO RATA (full time, term-time only).
  • Location - Connell Co-op College, Greater Manchester
  • Closing date - April 1, 2021
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Co-op Academies Trust was set up by the Co-op Group, following its initial sponsorship of two schools in 2010. We have now grown to 26 academies with plans for further expansion. The Trust exists to add social value. It does this through working effectively in socially and economically challenging areas having an unflinching focus on academy improvement and demonstrating a full commitment to co-operative values and the Ways of Being Co-op.

The Trust is seeking to appoint a governance clerk to join our team of clerks delivering a high quality and comprehensive clerking service to our academy local governing bodies (LGBs) based in the following areas: Leeds (5 schools), Bradford (7 schools), Kirklees (1 school), Greater Manchester (6 schools and 1 sixth form college), Salford (2 schools), Wirral (3 schools) and Stoke/Staffordshire (3 schools). This role will have a specific focus on the clerking of panels hearings held across the Trust.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our governance team, which will include access to regular team meetings and training. Successful candidates will have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, and be able to work independently and organise their own time whilst working to strict deadlines.

The role will include providing advice to governors on procedural and legislative matters in accordance with our Trust’s governance approach and relevant statutory guidance and policy.

The postholder will provide support to governor panels, including producing minutes and decision letters, under the guidance of Governance Managers. They will be required to maintain accurate and full records, provide administrative support for panels, and support the work of the wider Governance Team. Successful applicants will be expected to have substantial experience in a similar role. Because of the nature of this role, discretion and confidentiality are vital.

Your support of effective governance in the Trust will contribute towards improving the life chances of the children and young people in our academies, and improving the communities our academies serve.

The role is full time (37) hours per week during term-time only. A flexible approach to working hours is essential as successful candidates may be asked to service additional meetings in order to meet the governance needs of the Trust or to provide cover for other team members in their absence.

The roles will have an office base in our Manchester regional hub office, but flexible working is encouraged and much of the work could potentially be undertaken from home. Attendance at academies for panel hearings 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 Sarah Lay, Governance Manager, Greater Manchester: sarah.lay@coopacademies.co.uk

Closing date: Thursday 1 April 2021
Interviews: Wednesday 14 April 2021

Applications must be on our application form. Please return your completed form to Masi Ngenda (Trust HR Officer) via email: centralrecruitment@coopacademies.co.uk

Contact

To arrange an informal discussion about the post please contact Sarah Lay, Governance Manager, Greater Manchester: sarah.lay@coopacademies.co.uk

Applications must be on our application form. Please return your completed form to Masi Ngenda (Trust HR Officer) via email: centralrecruitment@coopacademies.co.uk

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