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Clerk To The Trust - Part-time

The Viking Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F20-31-S
  • Posted:26/02/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 7 Pro Rata
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:27/03/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


The Viking Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a Clerk to the Trust to manage and support the work of the Trust Board and Local Governors. The Clerk plays an essential part in the continuing development of our highly effective and successful Board of Governors to ensure our Viking schools continue to flourish under strong leadership.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide advice to the members of Viking governance on constitutional and procedural governance matters.
  • Provide proactive and effective administrative support to the Trust Board and its committees.
  • Ensure Viking Governance is properly constituted.
  • Manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements.

The position is part time, averaging 10 hours per week primarily in term time (approximately 380 hours per academic year). Flexibility is required as hours are dependent on the cycle of meetings. The annual Viking Governance calendar allows for pre-planning and timetabling of meetings.

The Viking Academy Trust is looking for an extremely organised, effective and flexible Clerk. You will be an individual who prides themselves on attention to detail with proven administrative experience. You will be able to work on your own initiative, manage deadlines and prepare accurate minutes. The successful applicant will have a genuine interest in school governance, keeping abreast with current educational developments and legislation affecting schools. Previous administrative or clerking experience in the education sector will be a distinct advantage. The ability to remain impartial, comply with data protection legislation and maintain confidentiality is essential.  Candidates must be familiar with Microsoft Office and have access to a computer and the internet. Support and training for the role are provided through the Trust and National Governance Association (NGA).

Our Trust and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils. The successful applicant will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure and checks regarding proof of ID, medical clearance and the right to work in the UK.

If you would like any further information, arrange a visit or an informal discussion please contact Mrs L Blatchford, Chief Operations Officer: 01843 597695 or email coo@vikingacademytrust.com

Visit the Viking Academy Trust website: www.vikingacademytrust.com

Salary: Kent Range 7 (£22,182 pro rata)

Actual salary for hours worked is £4,960.35 per annum.

Closing date: 27th March 2020

Information about the trust

The Viking Academy Trust is a primary only, Multi-Academy Trust consisting of three inspirational schools: Upton Junior School, Chilton Primary School and Ramsgate Arts Primary School.

Our One Childhood One Chance philosophy resonates throughout everything we do at the Viking Academy Trust.

The Viking Academy Trust has a dedicated staff team determined in their efforts to ensure all pupils receive a first class educational experience. We combine a broad, challenging, high-quality education with excellent pastoral care and extra-curricular opportunity.

Our aim is to educate our pupils in the broadest sense, offering a firm foundation for life, a challenging but safe environment and a strong community spirit.

Our pupils; staff, parents and governors are proud of their schools - come and see why!

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Lisa Blatchford, Chief Operations Officer
  • Address:Chilton Primary School,
    Chilton Lane,
    CT11 0LQ
  • Telephone: 01843 597695
  • Email: coo@vikingacademytrust.com



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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.