Local Governing Committee Clerk

Bridge Academy Trust, Chelmsford

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Job Ref No. ECC0-14S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 7, points 19-24
Position Start Date: 01/05/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 07/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: Friday, 19th April 2024  

Job Description

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Local Governing Committee Clerk

Required: 1st May 2024
Pay Range: Scale 7 points 19-24
Annualised Hours, 265 hours per year/Permanent

About the role:

This is a critical role for the Trust as it supports Trustees in delivering their statutory responsibilities through local Governance.

As part of the Governance Team, you will deliver an efficient and effective clerking service across our Local Governing Committees (LGCs). Working alongside other Clerks, you will work with LGC Chairs, Headteachers, and local governors to ensure that each LGC is enabled to work within its Terms of Reference and the Trust's Scheme of Delegation, to deliver on its' local responsibilities.


About you: 

This is a rewarding and challenging role that will give you the opportunity to support Governors and work with other Clerks to the Trust.

Our Clerks are instrumental in providing professional guidance and advice to the LGCs, supporting meetings, and ensuring that they receive comprehensive and effective administrative support in line with the Trust standards.

Reporting to the Governance Professional and Policy Advisor your principal role will be to provide administrative and organisational support.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our governance team and work flexibly around a calendar of scheduled meetings.

Previous experience as a Clerk or working within governance in the Education Sector is desirable but not essential.

Successful candidates will have excellent communication and organisational skills, be able to work independently and able to organise their own time whilst working to strict deadlines. Used to working with confidential information, therefore integrity is a key attribute.


How to Apply: 

To apply for the role, please complete the application form and recruitment monitoring form demonstrating how your skills and experience match the criteria in the Job Description and Person Specification and return directly to Bridge Academy Trust.

Application guidance notes are also available to assist you with completing your application.
Informal enquiries regarding the role can be made to the school office via email to recruitment@bridgeacademytrust.org

Information about the School

We are a collegiate and collaborative Trust, where, first and foremost, each school is a place of (high quality) learning, where young people ENJOY, ENRICH, ACHIEVE, ASPIRE.

Our core purpose at Bridge Academy Trust is to provide high quality continuity of every child’s journey through education from 3 to 19, with a strong sense of ‘community’. We have a community and school-led school improvement approach, with a long term sustainable strategy.

More information can be found on the trust's website.

This 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 successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance and satisfactory references. Bridge Academy Trust welcomes applications from those of all backgrounds, faiths and ethnic groups.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Bridge Academy Trust
Community Building
Brian Close, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 9DZ
Telephone: 01245 202937
Email: Recruitment@bridgeacademytrust.org

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