We are seeking to appoint a Clerk to our Academy Local Governing Bodies in our Staffordshire and Merseyside Hub, to deliver a high quality and comprehensive clerking service to our three academies in Wirral. Successful candidates 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 LGBs, including minuting meetings to a high standard.
Successful applicants will be expected to have substantial 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, and hours will be flexible across the year, to meet the needs of the governing bodies. The specific arrangements regarding the number of hours required will be discussed and agreed with the successful applicant but we anticipate approximately 13 hours per week will be required. The majority of LGB 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 their nearest academy, although we anticipate that they will undertake the majority of their work from home. Under normal circumstances, attendance at academies for meetings is required, and travel expenses will be reimbursed. Due to the current pandemic and the control measures in place within our academies due to Covid, all meetings are currently taking place on a virtual basis. 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, Governance Manager for the Staffordshire and Merseyside Hub – firstname.lastname@example.org
Start date: As soon as possible.
- 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: 8 January 2021
Interviews: 22 January 2021
Applications must be on our application form. Please return your completed form to Masi Ngenda (Trust HR Officer) via email: email@example.com