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Clerks to the Trust

Twyford Church of England Academies Trust (TCEAT)Ealing

Twyford Church of England Academies Trust, West London is seeking to appoint:

Clerks to the Trust – based at Twyford Church of England High School, Twyford Crescent, Acton, London, W3 9PP

Clerks – variable hours

Variable hours – hourly rate is £15.40

We are looking to appoint a Clerk (variable hours) to work within our clerking team.  

The team, managed by the Head Clerk, delivers a clerking service for the Board of Directors of the Twyford Church of England Trust, and the Governing Bodies of Twyford CE High School (Acton), William Perkin CE High School (Greenford), Ada Lovelace CE High School (Ealing) and Ealing Fields High School (Ealing).  

Tasks include preparation of paperwork for, and taking minutes at, Governing Body or sub-committee meetings (all are evening meetings), and support for Admissions Appeals and Exclusions processes. It is essential that the new post-holder has a typing speed of 50 wpm and has had secretarial experience. It is also desirable that they has experience of clerking committees, however other relevant experience will be considered. Applicants should have well developed administrative skills, initiative and personal efficiency. Training in specific school procedures will be given. The new post-holder must be able to work professionally under pressure to meet deadlines, and operate flexibly within the changing needs of the Trust. 

The new post-holder should be able to work flexible hours as the role involves attending evening meetings. The team cover approximately 12 meetings per year at each of the Trust schools. These are always held in term time and are normally on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening, there could be more than one evening meeting a week.

The role is based within the Trust Operations team at Twyford School though there is a requirement to work at all Trust schools, including for evening meetings.

Successful Candidates will be: 

Proactive, approachable, calm and professional. They will have excellent communication skills and a high level of personal organisation. The post-holder will need to flexible in their approach to working hours and have commitment to the values and ethos of the Trust.

We offer:  

  • Excellent working relationships at all levels. 
  • On-the-job learning and development opportunities. 
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Twyford CE High School, Acton

Twyford CE High School was set up by the LDBS in 1981.  The school has an excellent reputation and is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted (May 2012) and SIAMS (April 2017).  It has developed specialisms in Music and Modern Foreign Languages, as well as a large and highly successful Sixth Form in which Maths, Maths and Computing are the largest areas.  Since its inception the school has grown considerably and now admits around 975 students aged 11 to 16, and an additional 500 students to the Sixth Form.  

The Twyford Trust

The Twyford Trust was established in October 2011 to enable an existing School, Twyford CE High School, to build on its successes and look outward to the large number of parents who were eager to become part of its community.  The Twyford Trust aims to deliver outstanding education in a comprehensive school setting, and embraces the Twyford School motto ‘Life in all its fullness’, encouraging students to use their individual gifts wisely and well.  Supported by the London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS), the Trust is the overarching organisation which provides support for all Trust schools.  The Trust opens a fourth Ealing high school, Ada Lovelace C of E High School, in September 2018.

How to apply

Please visit the Vacancies page of the Twyford Trust website https://twyfordacademies.org.uk/job-vacancies for more information about how to apply, and  to download a Job Description and Application Form.

Applications must be submitted to Recruitment at Twyford School by the closing date and time above. They can be posted to Twyford Church of England Academies Trust, c/o Twyford Church of England School, Twyford Crescent, Acton, London W3 9PP or emailed to recruitment@twyfordacademies.org.uk Please do not submit applications by fax.

Closing date: Noon, Wednesday 22 September 2021.

Interview date: tbc w/c Monday 27 September 2021.

The Twyford Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo the child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and references from previous employers. For more information about the DBS please see https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check The post-holder will also be expected to read and adhere to the Trust’s Child Protection Policy, and any other Safeguarding documents stated within this.

You will also be expected to sign and adhere to the school’s SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE and SAFE WORKING PRACTICE AGREEMENT which is available as a download on the school website Vacancies page.

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