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Trust Clerk Brook Learning Trust - Full-time

The High Weald Academy, Cranbrook

  • Ref:KCC886-4003-277S
  • Posted:23/09/2019
  • Pay:KR 7 (18-22) £22,061 - £22,711 p.a. TTO + 3wks
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:04/10/2019 at 10:00
  • Interviews:As soon as possible


The Brook Learning Trust is a small but expanding Multi Academy Trust, with responsibility for three Secondary schools in Kent. Due to retirement, we are seeking to appoint a Clerk to provide regulatory guidance and effective administrative support to the governance functions of the Trust.

Based at our Brook Learning Trust offices at the High Weald Academy in Cranbrook, Kent, the role attracts excellent employee benefits including reduced gym membership, employee assistance programme, free on-site parking, and membership of the local government pension scheme. There is also opportunity for ongoing personal development through the undertaking of appropriate and regular training to maintain and improve knowledge and practice.

There are three key functions of the role; to provide effective administrative support to the Trust Board and its committees; to ensure the Trust Board is properly constituted; and to manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements. The role requires 37 hours per week, term-time only plus 3 weeks, however we require our successful candidate to be flexible, since Trust meetings will be a mixture of daytime and evening start times. In return we can discuss flexible working with the successful candidate.  A calendar of meetings is published in advance and is available on request to prospective candidates. The Clerk will be able to claim TOIL for time worked outside of their contractual hours.


What are we looking for in a candidate?

The Brook Learning Trust and its academies adhere to the seven Nolan Principles, which are the basis of ethical standards for those working in a public office.  The successful candidate must therefore demonstrate the highest professional standards.  Honesty, integrity, objectivity and accountability are key to this pivotal role. You must be highly organised, and first-rate minute taking skills and experience of clerking are essential. Candidates should also be comfortable in dealing with a range of stakeholders including central and local government officials, governors, parents and groups within the local community.


Application Details

If you think you have the right qualities and skills to be our next Trust Clerk, please complete the Brook Learning Trust application form for support staff. You should be able to demonstrate your ability to meet the key responsibilities and requirements set out within the job description. 

Completed applications should be sent to careers@brooklearningtrust.org.uk no later than 10:00am on Friday 4th October 2019.

Please take a careful look at the Job Description and the Person Specification documents included alongside this advert, as they detail the functions of the role, and the knowledge, experience, qualities and skills required to effectively carry them out. You should clearly state how your skills and experience match what we are looking for in a candidate

Contact Information:

01580 712 754 ext: 333/332/331


Brook Learning Trust

The High Weald Academy

Angley Road, Cranbrook

Kent, TN17 2PJ

Information about the school

Brook Learning Trust

Brook Learning Trust is proud to have The High Weald Academy as part of our family of academies. As a Trust, we bring together our unique academies in our belief in the power of education to change lives and communities.

It is our steadfast purpose to challenge and defy the barriers that constrain the educational progress of any child. We set high aims for aspiration and secure collective responsibility for all our children’s achievements. Our work is underpinned by the values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Optimism, Excellence and Accountability.

Brook Learning Trust and its academies maintain a strong focus on teaching and learning as well as unwavering high standards and expectations. Children in our academies make strong progress, learning and growing with us. Brook Learning Trust, working with The High Weald Academy, brings energy, passion and expertise to the education of our children.

For more information visit www.brooklearningtrust.org.uk

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to vetting checks including an Enhanced DBS check and references. An overseas police check will be required by candidates who have worked or resided outside of the UK.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Suzanne Hutchings
  • Address:Brook Learning Trust, The High Weald Academy, Angley Road, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2PY
  • Telephone: 01580 712754
  • Email: careers@brooklearningtrust.org.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.