Salary: £20-£30 per hour
Hours: To be agreed in advance. 15 – 20 days per year expected.
Contract Type: Contracted
Start Date: August 2021
This is an exciting opportunity to advise the Board of Trustees at an innovative and dynamic company. The role would suit a professional clerk, a company director, or a legal, HR or compliance professional looking to supplement your income or increase your breadth of experience for career development. We will also consider law school graduates wishing to enhance your training contract applications.
We are looking for a professional clerk who will provide effective organisational and administrative support to the Board of Trustees and its committees, including arranging meetings, preparing agendas and meeting papers, taking minutes and managing the actions of the action log.
We anticipate c. 15-20 days of clerking work to be required over the course of an academic year.
The clerk is required to be available for the following:
- One Full Board meeting each half term (6 per academic year)
- One Audit & Risk Committee meeting per term (3 per academic year)
- One Finance Committee meeting per term (3 per academic year)
- One Pay Committee meeting per year
- One Members AGM per year
- One annual strategic planning day
Meetings are minimum of two hours in length and are often held in the evenings. The post holder will need to be flexible to accommodate the times and locations suited to the majority of trustees (although at present, meetings are being held remotely).
Clerking of ad hoc statutory appeal panels, exclusion panels, disciplinary panels, etc, may be instructed from time to time.
You will also have:
- Previous experience of clerking or minuting meetings (ideally for a limited company or multi academy trust or similar)
- Experience in building strong collaborative relationships
- Demonstrable evidence of the competencies set out in the Clerking Competency Framework
- Strong communication skills
- Excellent listening and literacy skills
- A strong commitment to education, the non-profit sector and raising the aspirations, achievement and life chances of all children
- Confidence liaising with key stakeholders
- The ability to organise time and adhere to deadlines
Please refer to the Government’s competency framework for clerks to understand the requirements of the role more fully: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/governance-handbook
About The HEART Education Trust
The HEART Education Trust is a Norwich based trust, consisting of 4 Primary schools with approximately 1,000 pupils. The HEART Education Trust is committed to improving the life-chances of children and young people through excellence in education, encouraging pupils to challenge themselves and hold high aspirations in their academic learning, personal and social development. We encourage pupils within our family of Trust Academies to challenge both the self and externally imposed restrictions, to hold high aspirations for their futures and to develop a thirst for learning. Our Trust Academies aim to ensure that our pupils are well prepared to make the most of future opportunities as citizens within an ever-changing world.
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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced D.B.S. and full pre-employment checks. This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.
We will take references prior to interview, and all posts are subject to a probationary period.
Closing Date: 9 July; interviews w/c 12 July 2021