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Assistant Trust Clerk - Full-time

The Canterbury Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F83-7-S
  • Posted:18/07/2022
  • Pay:Academy Pay Band 7 / 8 £23,378 - £30,333
  • Start Date:01.09.2022
  • App Close Date:08/08/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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The Canterbury Academy Trust
Assistant Trust Clerk- Full-time

• Pay Range: WWF Band 7 or 8 £23,378 - £30,333 (this is negotiable depending on skills and experience)
• Hours / Weeks: This is a full time position all year round.
• Working Pattern: This will be a mixture of remote working as well as school based.

The hours for this role are not fixed due to the nature of the post. Therefore, the post holder must be flexible in their approach and be able to attend meetings either early mornings and late evenings to include travel between sites.

The Canterbury Academy Trust is looking to expand its clerking service by recruiting a skilled Clerk to fulfil the position of Assistant Trust Clerk. This is a unique opportunity to join our Trust which has grown significantly over the past 5 years and continues to expand, with the opportunity for the right candidate to develop into the role of Clerk to the Directors in the longer term.

Purpose of the role:
• To work alongside the existing Clerk to professionally clerk delegated Trust meetings and
provide a high-quality professional clerking service for The Canterbury Academy Trust and its partners, directly contributing to the effective functioning of all levels of Trust governance ensuring the processes and procedures of governance are administered effectively.
• Provide advice to Directors and local governors on governance, constitutional, DfE, legal and procedural matters within the current legislative framework.
• Production of high-quality paperwork with excellent attention to detail particularly when proof reading papers for clarity and accuracy.

Ideally, we are looking for someone who has previous clerking experience with a keen eye for detail and who is looking for a role with progression opportunities for the future.

If you feel that you have the skills and experience that we are looking for then we would love to hear from you.

Please note that this is a rolling advert and applicants may be called for interview prior to the closing date.

Information about the federation

Based in the heart of the historic City of Canterbury, The Canterbury Academy Trust came into existence in October 2010 when schools judged by Ofsted to be ‘outstanding’ were allowed to convert to academy status, benefit from greater freedoms and shape their futures.

Since then The Canterbury Academy Trust has grown and it now provides a variety of services ‘to improve the life chances of children and to help in the community’. These include: City View Pre-School and Nurseries Ltd; a newly built and expanded two form of entry The Canterbury Primary School; a Specialist Resourced Based Provision for primary ASD pupils; The Canterbury Academy, which has expanded to take an additional form of entry; a Specialist Resourced Based Provision for secondary Speech and Language students; The Cullum Centre, in partnership with The National Autistic Society; The Sixth Form, Enterprise and Employability Centre, which includes one of the largest Sixth Forms in Kent; The Canterbury Youth Commission, The Ashford Youth Commission, and area wide Inclusion and Engagement Service and Professional Learning and Community Centre with café.

The Canterbury Academy Trust consists of ‘schools for all the talents’. Our beliefs which underpin and drive all we do are simple. We believe that every learner matters and that every child is good at something – that all children walk with genius – and that school should be the place where children discover and build upon their own individual talents.

We believe in the comprehensive ideal. We believe that all students should be valued. We believe that academic excellence is important but that there are also other important things. We believe that art, music, drama, sport, practical skills, being a good person, caring for and working with others are all valuable. We believe in team work and that all of our students should have pride in themselves and their contribution to their school.

Our aim is to provide ‘as much as possible, as often as possible, for as many as possible’. We believe that education and learning can be fun. At the end of their time with us we aim for all students to leave as happy, positive, confident individuals, proud of what they have achieved, prepared to be life-long learners and ready to play an active and constructive part in society.

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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).