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Clerk to the Academy Council - Casual

St Augustine Academy, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-4000-248S
  • Posted:08/06/2023
  • Pay: £17.06
  • Start Date:To Be Confirmed
  • App Close Date:27/06/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:Shortly after the closing date


Woodard Academies Trust are seeking an experienced clerk for the Academy Council at St Augustine Academy in Maidstone, Kent.

Effective local governance is vital for an effective academy and the post holder will play a key role in clerking and supporting the work of the Academy Council.

Working closely with the Chair of the Council, you will prepare agendas, take and prepare minutes for the full council meetings and all sub-committees.   You will organise meetings and undertake administration and through your knowledge of governance good practice, you will advise and guide the Chair and councillors in their role. You will also arrange and clerk appeal hearings as required.

You will liaise effectively with the Trust’s central team ensuring consistency of approach throughout the Trust. Induction training and ongoing advice and support will be provided.

• You will be confident and professional with excellent administrative skills and a flexible ‘can-do’ attitude.

• Knowledge and experience of school governance is an advantage

• Meetings usually take place in the early evening  at the academy and the post is flexible in that post holders can work mainly from home to produce the minutes, agendas etc.  

Information about the school

St Augustine Academy is an all ability school committed to providing an education that ensures that all students succeed and make the most of the opportunities and experiences available to them. Our core principles are based on developing the gifts and talents of all students, whatever they may be, and guiding them on to a career path to fulfil their aspirations.

Another core foundation of the Academy is our Faith. Our Christian inclusive ethos is encapsulated by our small community Chapter system where every student is known and nurtured. All students have the opportunity to develop their sense of spirituality, morality, self -respect and wellbeing.

We believe that students are engaged and achieve when the environment is both caring and orderly with teaching that fires their imagination and brings learning to life. With a grammar stream, our innovative curriculum and extensive Enrichment programme gives students access to those essential employability skills which future generations will need to succeed.

Vision: ‘believe in more’

St Augustine Academy is a high performing school where every student is known, valued and nurtured. We want to prepare our students to be responsible, enquiring, tolerant and confident members of society who can use their talents and abilities to be successful in a world that is constantly changing.

We are committed to: • Providing an inclusive community based on Christian values • Developing the whole person and inspiring a confident, ‘can do’ attitude • Encouraging individual aptitudes and interests so that students can reach their full potential both academically and personally • Offering high-quality CPD to staff to ensure staff and students are as successful as they can be

We have high expectations and believe in: • Excellent behaviour with courtesy and respect for others • The highest levels of attendance and punctuality • The enjoyment of learning whilst expecting hard work from all involved in the Academy.

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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.