BS20 7QR
JG6, SCP 26 £23,398 to SCP 29 £25,951 per annum pro rata
01 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Part Time


Hours: contracted 3 hours** per week but with flexibility to clerk additional meetings paid on a casual overtime basis

See attached sheet for breakdown of meetings and hours of work

Contract: Fixed Term contract until 31.08.2018, Term time only, part time

Start date: Soon as possible (1.9.2017 - 31.8.2018)

Salary: JG6, SCP 26 £23,398 to SCP 29 £25,951 per annum pro rata

Actual Salary: £1,644 per annum**

Lighthouse Schools Partnership are looking to recruit an exceptional candidate in the role of Clerk to the Trustees to work closely with the wider schools' administration teams. 

The main duties of the role as Clerk to the Trustees will be to provide advice to the Board of Trustees on governance, constitutional and procedural matters and administer the Trust by:
• providing effective administrative support to the Trustees and its committees
• helping ensure the Board of Trustees is properly constituted
• managing information effectively in accordance with legal requirements and provide advice to the Trustees where appropriate

If you feel that you are ready for a fresh challenge or have the desire to learn more about school governance and management, we would happy to hear from you. 

The table attached denotes the hours needed to work and meeting dates for planning purposes for the Clerk, who will need to attend and minute each meeting.

The Role

The successful candidate will be able to work successfully with a wider range of people involved in the legal framework of Trust operations, who work remotely and outside of the Trust itself.  Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are a must along with an enthusiasm for change, organisation, prioritisation and record keeping. They will be expected to make a contribution to formal meetings and be prepared to be a creative and informative member of the Trust team.

Please read to Job description and person specification for more information. There will be the requirement for the Clerk to develop their own specialist knowledge in accordance with academy, governance and multi-academy trusts as well as attend additional meetings where required eg for appeal meetings through an academic year. For meetings clerked outside contracted hours, these will be paid at normal hourly rate and claimed the month they are accrued on an overtime basis. There is no time in lieu option.

Lighthouse Schools Partnership trust offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), child care vouchers and on-site parking.

Lighthouse Schools Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

Please download an application form from the Trust website by clicking apply.

CVs cannot be accepted unless accompanied by a fully completed application form.

Closing date: 9am, 29th August 2017

Interview date: afternoon of 5th September 2017         

Address: St Marys Road, Portishead, BS20 7QR

Early applications are encouraged.  We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement' or ‘we reserve the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

Lighthouse Schools Partnership trust supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are required for all successful applicants.