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Clerk to Academy Committee

The Cooper SchoolOxfordshire

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Clerk to support the Trust’s Academy Committees by providing a professional clerking service to our schools. This is a permanent role, which will require a commitment of up to 171 hours per annum. This will principally be during term time only, although some work may occasionally be necessary during the school holidays.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our trust and work flexibly around a calendar of  scheduled meetings. Offering advice and guidance on legal/compliance matters relating to school governance will also be necessary outside the meeting schedule. Providing effective administrative support is also a crucial part of the role.

We are looking for someone with relevant previous experience, who will manage the workload and have the ability to offer professional advice on the legal complexities of governance/clerking. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills, be able to work independently and be able to organise their own time whilst working to strict deadlines.

It is expected that there will be nine meetings per year, per school. Working hours will be on a flexible basis with the majority of meetings being in the evening. It is anticipated that this will mainly involve working from home, with actual meetings based at either The Cooper School and/or Glory Farm Primary School. Meetings are scheduled each term, throughout the academic year. Due to Covid restrictions Academy Committee meetings are currently being held remotely.

We can offer you:

- competitive salary;

- membership to a defined benefit pension scheme (LGPS);

- regular training opportunities;

- friendly and supportive colleagues;

- a vibrant and diverse environment where everyone is valued.

The successful candidate will have:

- Experience of working in a similar role within a similar environment.

- The ability to take and write up accurate and concise minutes.

- The ability to provide advice based on a professional knowledge of the legal complexities of governance/clerking, which will rely on a willingness to undertake ongoing training/attend briefing sessions.

- Computer literacy across Microsoft products.

- Experience of record keeping, information retrieval and dissemination of data/documentation

- The ability to manage all administration involved behing the scenes to ensure compliance with reporting requirements.

- The ability to organise their time and work to deadlines.

CVs will not be considered without a completed application form - Further details and an application form are available on our website www.bernwodeschoolstrust.co.uk or please contact Human Resources by email recruitment@bernwodeschoolstrust.co.uk. The closing date for all applications is, Sunday 25 April 2021, 9am.

Bernwode Schools Trust have the right to interview and appoint at any time throughout this recruitment process. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.

Bernwode Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding children. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB) in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

Details of the Academy’s policies relating to the Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Handling, Use, Retention and Disposal of Disclosure and Barring Certificates and Disclosure information are included on our recruitment webpage.

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