Trust Administrator, Clerk and Company Secretary

Fairfax Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 7JT
£28,485 – £30,153 pro rata, Actual Salary £24,911- £26,370 based on 45.6 paid weeks and FMAT Terms
19 May 2017
14 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
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Fairfax Multi Academy Trust), Fairfax Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 7JT

Tel: 0121 378 1288

Working Pattern: Due to the nature of the duties it is expected that the successful candidate will work flexibly to attend meetings during daytime, twilight and evenings

Working Hours: 37 hours per week, term time only including half an hour unpaid lunch break; there is some flexibility how these hours are worked in view of the working pattern of this role

Start Date: As soon as possible

Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust is seeking to employ a committed, conscientious, flexible, proactive and self-motivated Trust Administrator, Clerk and Company Secretary who has the ability to work to deadlines, deal with conflicting demands whilst completing their tasks to a high level of accuracy. The successful candidate should have outstanding interpersonal skills, be able to build trust and be a person of integrity whilst maintaining confidentiality at all times and dealing with situations in a tactful manner.

The Trust Administrator, Clerk and Company Secretary will ensure that the Trust and its academies are compliant with all Recruitment and Selection processes for “Governors” and provide assurances to the CEO and the Board of Directors.

The Clerk will secure continuity of the governance business; be proactive in driving the work of the Board of Directors, to enhance and improve the standard, accountability and professionalism of governance across the Trust. The post holder will ensure the Board is properly constituted and observe confidentiality requirements at all times and will provide advice to the Directors on governance, constitutional and procedural matters, working within the broad current legislative framework and ensure that the Board has regard to advice from the Clerk in regards to exercising governance functions as detailed in the School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013.

The successful candidate will also act as Clerk to the Board of Directors and Company Secretary.  Provide a full administrative service to the Trust and Board of Directors to enable proceedings to be conducted effectively and in accordance with the provisions in the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Trust, the relevant Education Acts, and the Funding Agreement with the Department for Education and Charities Commission requirements.

Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust aims to develop articulate, resilient and ambitious students, regardless of background, with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to excel in modern Britain.

Core values and beliefs focus on:

Excellence – striving for the highest quality to ensure excellent outcomes

Dedication – believing there is dignity in hard work and effort

Ambition – wanting the very best for students

Integrity – believing in openness and transparency

Tradition – belief in old fashioned manners, courtesy and respect

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Closing Date: Friday 2 June 2017, 12 noon

Application packs are available from our website: or by contacting Danielle Billington, HR Director, on 0121 378 1288 ext. 655 or email:


Interview Date: Monday 12 June 2017

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

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