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School Governors' Clerk - Laidlaw Schools Trust (External to Council)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Please see advert text
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/07/2018 12:00
£20,000 - £23,000 per annum, pro rata
Hours per week:
Full-time/part-time/term-time (negotiable)
Job Category:
Schools - Support
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Employment Location:
Laidlaw Schools Trust, St Nicholas Building, St Nicholas Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1TH

Job details 

Closing date:
23 Jul

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

External to Council - The Laidlaw Schools Trust is an External Company, you will not be an employee of Newcastle City Council

Laidlaw Schools Trust
St Nicholas Building
St Nicholas Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

Maternity Cover until July 2019

Full-time/part-time/term-time (negotiable)
Full training will be provided with a 4 - 6 week handover

The Trustees are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to cover the maternity leave of our most excellent Clerk to Governors’. You will join our central team with effect from September 2018 in a key role supporting the Trust in the strategic management and development of our Academies.

The role is part of a central services team, which currently supports six academies. This role presents an ideal opportunity for a candidate with an excellent background in administration. Excellent communication skills are needed to liaise between a range of parties such as board members, governors, head teachers, teaching staff, support staff, parents and to liaise with regulatory bodies such as the Department for Education (DfE), the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), Ofsted and the Local Authority.

You will often be dealing with information of a highly confidential nature, and will need to be trustworthy and discreet in order to meet our data protection obligations. You should be used to working on your own initiative and be proactive in completing tasks promptly, whilst being adaptable to keep up with the unpredictable nature of the workload where demands may change constantly. You will therefore need a good understanding about your role within the Trust.

Specific experience is not essential, but you will need to be computer literate and have a flexible worth ethic that will allow you to fully support the needs of the role, which will include regular evening support for official meetings and governor training.

This high-level support contributes to the life chances of our children so you will need to be passionate about education and delivering a professional service, In return for your proven expertise and commitment we can offer you an opportunity to work for a Trust, which has aspirations to grow and deliver outstanding opportunities for our children and their families.

A growing multi academy trust in the North East of England, serving children and families in the west of Newcastle and in Pennywell, Sunderland. We pride ourselves in being a progressive, inclusive trust that supports every child to develop their talents whatever they may be and to reach their academic potential. It is important that as a learning organisation we adapt and change to the needs of our pupils. We take care to value and develop all colleagues to make sure they can do their very best for children across the Trust’s schools.

Further details and an application pack can be downloaded from the Careers section on the Laidlaw Schools Trust website http://laidlawschoolstrust.com/careers/. If you wish to have an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Rachel Fenwick, LST HR Manager

Closing Date: 12noon Tuesday 24 July 2018
Candidates who have not been contacted by 25 July 2018 may assume they have been unsuccessful.
Interviews will take place: Thursday 26 July 2018 in our central office

Applications should be returned to: hradmin@laidlawschoolstrust.com

We are an equal opportunities employer strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and a range of other recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their commitment to children’s safeguarding.

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