Clerk to the Academy Council - St Peter's CofE Academy

Fenton Manor, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2RR
£15.78 per hour
27 May 2021
28 Jun 2021
Louise James
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Clerk to the Academy Council
Contract: Casual Post
Required for: ASAP
Salary £ 15.78 per hour
Closing date: 9am on Monday 28th June 2021

Woodard Academies Trust are seeking an experienced clerk for the Academy Council at St Peter’s CofE Academy in Fenton, Stoke on Trent.

Effective local governance is vital for an effective academy and the post holder will play a key role in clerking and supporting the work of the Academy Council.

Working closely with the Chair of the council, you will prepare agendas, take and prepare minutes for the full council meetings and all sub-committees. You will organise meetings and undertake administration and through your knowledge of governance good practice, you will advise and guide the Chair and councillors in their role. You will also arrange and clerk appeal hearings as required.

You will liaise effectively with the Trust’s central team ensuring consistency of approach throughout the Trust. Induction training and ongoing advice and support will be provided.

* You will be confident and professional with excellent administrative skills and a flexible ‘can-do’ attitude.
* Knowledge and experience of school governance is an advantage
* Meetings usually take place in the early evening and the post is flexible in that post holders can work mainly from home to produce the meetings, agendas etc.

Salary: £15.78 per hour (WAT H NJC 26)

Hours vary but usually a Clerk can expect to work 180 hours per year.
If you would like to discuss the role further, please phone contact the Academy and ask to speak to Mrs Louise James, Director of Finance & Resources.

Closing date for applications: Monday 17th May 2021 at 9am
Please send completed applications to Mrs Louise James at the following email address:

DBS Checks:
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Amendment Order 1986 and, as such, it will be necessary for a Submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions. Click here for further information.

Asylum and Immigration:
To comply with Asylum and Immigration legislation you will be required (if appointed) to provide one or more documents from the Immigration Act 2006 - List A and B. You must provide proof of current and valid permission to be in the United Kingdom and valid permission to do the type of work offered. Further information is available at:

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