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Trust Clerk & Company Secretary - Term Time

Cage Green Primary School and Phoenix Centre , Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2114-165S
  • Posted:23/06/2022
  • Pay:£35,041 to be Pro rata'd
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:11/07/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Connect School Academy Trust is seeking a Trust Clerk and Company Secretary to manage the governance function and clerk for its Board of Trustees, Board Committees, Local Governing Bodies and Head Teacher Working Group. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is highly organised with a thorough knowledge of academy trust governance and practice.  Connect Schools Academy Trust is a growing Trust and as such we are looking for someone with the potential to grow and develop as the Trust grows.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in the area of schools and Trust governance as well as progressing complaints and supporting with effective resolutions. The successful candidate will need to work proactively and a pace, directing their own workload, developing strong professional relationships with Trustees, Head Teachers and other key staff across the Trust. They will provide professional support and governance advice, in line with our policies and regulatory framework.

If you believe you have the skills and expertise to make a significant contribution to our Trust and its schools, we hope that you will apply. We encourage applications from suitably qualified and experienced professionals.

The successful applicant will:

  •  act as Company Secretary for the Trust ensuring documents are filed to deadline with Companies House.
  • have a sound understanding of Academy Trust Governance.
  • be confident, approachable, highly organised and self-motivated.
  • be able to work flexibly, including attending early (7.30am) and evening (until 9pm) meetings and travel to all our sites across Dartford, Tonbridge and Bromley.
  • recruit new Board Members, Trustees and Local Governors and provide them with an induction and arrange their annual training programme.
  • lead on admissions arrangement for CSAT schools
  • Organise Stage 3 complaints panels and exclusion panels if required to do so.
  • maintain the register of policies at Board and School level ensuring compliance with the Department of Education’s Governance Handbook.
  • review and update the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation and Articles of Association, Register of Pecuniary Interests and Governor Hub.
  • May have a qualification in Governance

The role is term time only (38 weeks), 30 hours per week, home working, hybrid working including compressed hours will be considered so long as required stakeholder meetings are covered, You will report to the CEO.

Staff benefits include membership of the Local Government pension scheme, a contribution to gym membership/physical activity and a yearly well-being day

The annual salary is paid on London Borough of Bromley Localised Pay Scale of BR11 £35,041 – Actual £24,688 per annum.

If you would like to speak to someone about the role or CSAT please call Sue Wray, HR Manager on 01689 821716 ext 285 or swray@csat.org.uk, please send your completed application form to Jackie Singer, HR administrator – jsinger@csat.org.uk

We learn and work together to celebrate and value diversity and strive for inclusion for all our staff and communities.

Information about the school

Cage Green Primary School is a happy primary school in north Tonbridge with 250 pupils from Reception to Year Six, including a resourced provision for children with autistic spectrum conditions.

It is an exciting time to join Cage Green as we became part of Connect Schools Academy Trust in July 2019. If you come to join us, you will be part of a dynamic period of development and progress to ensure that our children receive the very best learning experiences they can.

Cage Green is an inclusive school and we place great importance on the need to ensure that all our pupils are included equally in opportunities for learning. The school's ethos and the values we practise and promote aim to secure equal opportunities for all the pupils at Cage Green whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. As a learning community all the staff work hard and are fully committed to securing the best provision for our pupils and the different groups that they may represent. Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Joanna Styles
  • Address:Cage Green Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN10 4PT
  • Telephone: (01732) 354325
  • Email: jsinger@CSAT.org.uk

Fax: 01732 369468

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).