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Southend East Community Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust based in Essex, providing education from primary through to post-16, driven by a passionate belief in giving children and young people the very best chance in life to progress and develop.
The successful candidate to this role will have experience of taking minutes at meetings, setting agendas, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, have the ability to work flexibly, cope with pressure and deliver to tight deadlines and possess a high level of integrity to maintain confidentiality of information.
As an exceptionally well-organised individual, you will support the efficient functioning of the Board and its committees, enabling the Trustees to discharge their responsibilities effectively. You will also support the Academy Committees, in particular ensuring high standards amongst the network of clerks, improving processes, and providing quality assurance in policy administration and the publication of statutory information across the Trust.
The focus of the position is giving high quality advice and guidance in addition to professional clerking. Clerking is not only about good organisation and administration, but also, and more importantly, about helping the board understand its role, functions and legal duties. This is crucial in helping the board exercise its functions expediently and confidently, so that it can stay focused on its' core functions.
The main duties of the role are to:
Act as Clerk to allmeetings of the Trust Board setting draft agendas, producing minutes, liaising and coordinating the work of the Boards and related sub-committees.
Provide confidential, high quality administrative support to the Trust Board, the Chief Executive Officer and other members of the Executive Team.
Guide the Chair and board on their responsibilities under the rules and regulations to which they are subject to and on how those responsibilities should be discharged.
Work flexibly to accommodate some evening work, liaising with Chair/Chief Executive to confirm attendance requirements.
Liaise with external advisers such as auditors and solicitors, and arrange meetings on behalf of the Board where necessary.
Co-ordinate the content, publication and distribution of the annual report and accounts and other governance reports and ensure deadlines are met.
Ensure the Trust governance structure is embedded and embraced within the Trust through liaison with the Academy Committees, Clerks, Headteacher and members of the Executive Team
Ensure good information flows within the board and its committees and between senior management and non-executive trustees
The role could also possibly include working across the trust, where clerking for the local Academy Committees (formerly Governing Bodies) require a new Clerk. The successful candidate therefore, will be required to be flexible and able to travel between locations to carry out their duties. Flexible working arrangements will be seriously considered.
SECAT has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
Please apply on-line via www.secat.co.uk and send your completed application form to email@example.com.
Closing Date: 29 January 2020
Interviews will take place during 1st week of February 2020
Early applications are encouraged. We reservethe right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement, should weidentify an appropriate candidate.
Information about the School
Schools within Shoeburyness have a tradition of working together for the benefit of the young people in our community. SECAT’s vision is to become the most outstanding Educational Partnership nationally through achieving outstanding outcomes for the young people in our community. We will do this by providing an engaging, challenging and linear experience from 3 to 19 which equips young people to live happy and successful lives.
The Central Multi-Academy Trust Head Office is based at SECAT House, which is in the grounds of Thorpedene Primary School, one of the 6 schools in our MAT. The Chief Executive Officer, Acting Chief Financial Officer, Finance Director and Administration Assistant to the CEO, all operate from SECAT House.
The Central Finance Team and the Central HR Team are both based in schools within the MAT; the Central Finance Team operate from Shoeburyness High School and the Central HR Team operate from Richmond Avenue Primary School.
SECAT has a responsibility to ensure all our young people receive the best provision possible. This is what we intend to do; to make full and flexible use of all the expertise, resources and facilities across the Trust for the benefit of all.
Each school has a Local Academy Committee, to which the Academy Trust Board delegate power and responsibilities.
Our mission is to achieve outstanding outcomes for the young people in our community by providing an engaging, challenging and linear learning experience from 3 – 18, that equips them to live happy and successful lives. By embedding the ethos across our schools through cross phase teaching and learning, SECAT can create trust wide teams that support our young people and the wider community. The schools working in partnership will ensure the best outcomes for our young people and by developing and sharing best practice; we can engage and enthuse all students to achieve outstanding success.
Our vision is to become the most outstanding Educational Partnership nationally, by working collaboratively and establishing trust wide practices that deliver our ethos and ensure that working in partnership benefits both the young people and our wider community.
SECAT has a responsibility to ensure all our young people receive the best provision possible. This is exactly what we intend to do; to make full and flexible use of all the expertise, resources and facilities across the Trust for the benefit of all.