Vacancy Details
Title: Clerk to School Governing Boards and Support Officer
Grade/Salary: Salary: Level 6 – SCP range £19,652 – £21,697
Job Type: 37 hours per week, Term-time only
Location: Orchard Community Trust
Closing Date: Friday 1st July 2022
Interview Date: Friday 15th July 2022

Are you interested in joining a Trust with a commitment to making a real difference to children and young people?

Do you have an interest in education and helping schools be the very best they can be through effective organisation, high expectations and a clear vision?

We are looking to recruit a dynamic Clerk to School Governing Boards and Support Officer with excellent administration, organisational and interpersonal skills.  In this role you will be a key part of a small but friendly central MAT team, and have the opportunity to develop towards governance professional role and make a real difference to the governance of 7 diverse schools across Orchard Community Trust, supporting the education of over 2,500 pupils/students and employing over 500 members of staff.

In return, we can offer you the opportunity to join a family of schools who are committed to providing high quality education within our ethos, culture and values.  We truly believe our staff are our greatest asset in delivering that vision, and we are looking for an exceptional and motivated individual to join our central team.

The core responsibilities of the post will include:

  • Working closely with the Governing Bodies and Chairs of Governors, along with the Headteacher. This role will support and co-ordinate the distribution of papers, take the minutes and follow up on any further actions accordingly.
  • Supporting the Governance and Compliance Officer in the fulfilment of the School Governor Service within the Trust, with regard to the smooth running of the Trust’s Board and Governing Board meeting programme.
  • Providing support to the Governors and schools through advice, guidance and the Governor/ Trustee training programme.
  • Providing various administrative tasks as required.

Normal office hours apply with the occasional evening work required with advanced notice which could be up to 7.00pm, hours will be flexed to accommodate the requirements of the role.

To find out more, please see below where you can download a candidate information pack and an application form.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Karl Lawton, Governance & Compliance Officer, to arrange an informal discussion.  Email

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please see our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy on the Orchard Community Trust website

Please click on the following links for more information and to apply:

File Type Subject Date Posted
Information Pack for Applicants June 16, 2022
Application Form June 16, 2022

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