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Clerk to Academy Governing Councils (AGCs) - Panels and Appeals

Co-op Academies TrustManchester

We are seeking an experienced governance clerk to join our award-winning governance team, focusing on supporting hearings and panel meetings, as well as providing support to our wider team of academy governing council clerks across our 27 academies.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our governance team, which will include access to regular team meetings and training. Successful candidates will have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, and be able to work independently and organise their own time whilst working to strict deadlines. The role will include providing advice to governors on procedural and legislative matters in accordance with our Trust’s governance approach and relevant statutory guidance and policy. The postholder will provide support to governor panels, including producing minutes and decision letters, under the guidance of Governance Managers. They will be required to maintain accurate and full records, provide administrative support for panels, and support the work of the wider Governance Team. Successful applicants will be expected to have substantial experience in a similar role. Because of the nature of this role, discretion and confidentiality are vital.

A flexible approach is essential as the role involves some twilight/evening meetings and some travel to our Yorkshire and Staffordshire/Merseyside hubs. 

To arrange an informal discussion about the post please contact Sarah Lay, Governance Manager, Greater Manchester:

Start date: As soon as possible

Closing date: 26 September 2021

Interviews: 30 September 2021

Applications must be on our application form. Please return your completed form to Masi Kaye (Trust HR Officer) via email:

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