Trust Company Secretary

Hales Valley Trust
FTE £27,475
17 May 2021
14 Jun 2021
Job Ref
HVT- 0227
Rachel Evans
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Annualised Hours

Hales Valley Multi Academy Trust is a primary academy trust, based in Dudley, West Midlands. We currently consist of five very different primary schools, ensuring that our Trust is a diverse and exciting place to work and learn.

We put our children at the heart of everything we do and are dedicated to providing them with an enriching curriculum, underpinned by our overall commitment to high standards across the board.

We value our staff and ensure that they are well supported and trained. We have a continual professional development guarantee that provides a clear career pathway of training and opportunities for all staff at all levels.

Our family of schools work closely together, ensuring that staff and children benefit from sharing the excellent practice that exists across the Trust. Our schools are well supported by the Local Governing Committees, the Board of Directors and the Trust Central team.

We believe that we are stronger together – all schools sharing capacity, resources and expertise. We believe that collaboration is fundamental to providing the best learning opportunities through a meaningful curriculum where children and adults acquire the knowledge, skills and positive attitudes to prepare and strengthen them for their role in society: today, tomorrow and in the future. We support and care for each other, especially when things go wrong; we are a family.

This role provides you with an opportunity to join our family to improve outcomes for children. If you are interested in finding out more please do get in touch – we would be very happy to meet with you!

The Role

Trust Company Secretary (Vacancy Reference HVT- 0227)

We are looking for a dynamic company secretary to provide a range of effective administrative support services to the Members, the Chair, the Board of Directors, members of the Local Governing Bodies and to the CEO and Central Executive team.

Your role is to ensure that the business of the Trust Board is conducted smoothly and efficiently and to be the adviser to the Board on procedural matters, securing the Trust’s compliance with all statutory and legal requirements.

You will be the first point of contact for trustees and executive directors, ensuring compliance with financial and legal requirements, championing high standards of governance and promoting best practice.

You will build strong relationships across the Board and work within a culture of high performance. You will be trusted partner to the Chair of the Trust Board and CEO, providing expert, consistent advice and guidance on all governance and compliance matters.

You will work with an understanding of the vision and ethos of the Trust, the role of the CEO, Members, the Board of Directors and the Local Governing Committees.

You will have substantial experience providing secretarial and administrative support at Board/Senior Management/ Governing Body level and hold a relevant qualification or working towards one (Chartered Secretary or Chartered Governance Professional) You will have substantial knowledge of governance procedures and legislation.

You will be employed on an annualised contract working a total of 380 hours per year term time. Based at home, you will need to have a flexible approach to working hours including attendance at pre-arranged board meetings undertaken in the evenings. You will be required to attend meetings in person across the Trust sites. This will be discussed in detail at interview.

You will be appointed on a 12 month fixed term contracts at Grade 9, SCP 28 to 31, (actual salary £7,425 to £8,000)


To apply, please complete an application form/monitoring form. Please clearly quote the vacancy you are applying for on the application form. Please return your application form and monitoring form to

Closing DateTBC

Shortlisting: TBC

Interview Date: TBC

For all enquiries, please contact Rachel Evans on 01384 816778.

Additional Information:

Hales Valley Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS Clearance, TRA Teacher Services, Qualification and ID Checks 

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