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Local Governing Body Professional - Term Time

The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust (Aquila)

  • Ref:KCC-F33-29-S
  • Posted:17/01/2023
  • Pay:£24,598.00 - £27,859.00
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:03/02/2023 at 16:00
  • Interviews:10 February 2022


Aquila, The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust, is a highly successful and well established Multi Academy Trust currently supporting 16 schools in Kent. Through inclusive and innovative practice we nurture the Aquila family to provide exceptional learning experiences, enriching the lives of all in our unique communities. Our Local Governing Bodies are core to delivering this mission and our clerks are therefore essential to realising these ideals.

The Trust is seeking a highly effective, efficient and self-motivated Governance Professional to provide procedural and administrative support to some of our Local Governing Bodies. The exact schools will be allocated based on the candidate’s location but being close to Sandwich, Dover and Folkestone would be advantageous.

The Governance Professional will be line managed by the Head of Governance and Compliance and be accountable to the Local Governing Bodies of the schools they support.

Previous experience of education, academies and clerking responsibilities is desirable but not essential as initial training will be provided along with ongoing development opportunities.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Flexibility, with a high degree of integrity and confidentiality
  • Aptitude for initiative and self-management
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills
  • Effective communication and ICT skills
  • A proven track record of accuracy and attention to detail

Some meetings will take place remotely but the majority will be face to face with each Local Governing Body and the successful candidate will be required to attend all planned meetings. Meetings can take place in the day or early evenings and so flexible availability is essential as is the ability to travel.

The role will require the successful candidate to be able to grow as the trust continues to expand with new schools wanting to join us.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to recruitment checks including Enhanced DBS and online search.

If you would like to find out more please contact Nicholas Morgan, Head of Governance & Compliance at nmorgan@aquilatrust.co.uk



Information about the trust

Through inclusive and innovative practice we nurture through the Aquila family to provide exceptional learning experiences enriching the lives of all in our unique communities.

We aspire to excellence; to secure the best possible outcomes for children and young people, enabling them to fulfil their potential and make a worthwhile contribution to our diverse, dynamic society.

The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust is an established and highly successful Multi-Academy Trust currently consisting of primary schools and expecting to grow over the coming years.

The Trust offers: • outstanding mentoring and coaching • full induction programme for all new staff • excellent professional development opportunities • an enviable track record of career progression • collaborative working in a supportive team environment

We are committed to ensuring our academies work together, sharing their strengths, to provide a great education for every pupil. We believe learning must be engaging and relevant and develop the whole child. Our academies design their coverage of the curriculum to provide challenging and exciting learning experiences in a caring and nurturing environment which is based on our strong values. Our academies value every individual and celebrate differences through their culture of mutual trust and shared values.

We want to deliver and develop best practice through learning together and engaging with action research with Canterbury Christ Church University. We want our academies to serve their local communities through links with churches, each other and to develop wider networks enabling staff and pupils to flourish. Through developing leadership at all levels we want the pupils in our academies to become happy, successful, well rounded individuals who develop into lifelong learners.

We have an English Hub, Behaviour Hub and Associate Research School within our MAT and Aquila is a lead MAT for behaviour.

The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Trust Administrator
  • Address:Unit 33,
    Folkestone Enterprise Centre (Basepoint),
    Shearway Business Park,
    CT19 4RH
  • Telephone: 01303 297020
  • Email: thoward@aquilatrust.co.uk



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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.