Clerk to Trust Board (Governance Professional) (Mid Trent MAT)

Mid Trent MAT, Stafford, Staffordshire
£22,129 - £24,432 pro rata, Actual Salary £3,258 - £3,597
24 Jun 2022
30 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Mid-Trent Multi Academy Trust

Vacancy for Clerk to Trust Board

Grade 6 – SCP 11 to 16

Salary (£22,129 - £24,432) pro rata, (£11.47 - £12.66 hourly rate)

Actual Salary (£3,258 - £3,597)

Contract Type: Term time only – permanent

Hours: 247 hours per year, annualised into 12 monthly payments.

Required from: 5th September 2022

Closing date: 30th June 2022

Interview date: w/b 4th July 2022

Location: Colwich CE Primary School, Main Road, Colwich, Stafford ST17 0XD.

Mid-Trent Multi Academy Trust is looking to appoint a highly motivated qualified clerk to be the governance professional to the Board. The role includes attendance to take minutes at the meetings listed below, the preparation and distribution of agendas and minutes and management of information such as membership, attendance records and skills audits. The Clerk is also responsible for advising the Trust Board and its various committees on procedural, constitutional and governance matters.

Mid-Trent Multi Academy Trust, comprises of three schools (Colwich CE Primary in Colwich, St Andrews CE Primary in Weston and St Peters CE Primary in Hixon). 

The successful candidate will:

  • have previous experience of Clerking for a MAT Board knowledge of legislation and regulations around MAT Boards relevant clerking qualification be a proactive team player have good IT skills have excellent organisational and communication skills be reliable, punctual and be adaptable

In return we can offer:


  • Supportive colleagues Excellent working environment where everyone is valued and respected Pension – enrolment into Local Government Pension Scheme, one of the most competitive in the market.

Knowledge and experience of using Governor Hub is desirable but not essential.


The successful clerk will need to be willing to work flexible hours due to the variable workload to attend the meetings and carry out other work from home (office space is available at school, please discuss at interview). You will need to be available during the day and evening (times can be flexible) in order to attend the following:

  • 4 full board meetings of the Directors per year (usually afternoons) 3 Finance Committee meetings of the Directors per year Members – Annual General Meeting 18 Local Governing Body Meetings  - 6 per school (early evening) 3 update briefings (1 per term)

The location of the meetings will vary across the schools and so you must be able to travel to all of the schools within the Trust. All meetings are set in advance for the academic year and the meetings will usually be split into approximately eight per term.


For an informal discussion about this opportunity then please contact Andrew Nield on 07913 631618.


Mid-Trent Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require candidates to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions on their application forms.


Closing date: Thursday 30thJune 2022 at 12pm

Interview date: Candidates who are shortlisted will be invited to attend a formal interview on week commencing Monday 4th July 2022. 

Completed applications should be emailed to

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