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DCAT - Clerk to Governors - Chichester area

DCAT are seeking a Clerk to Governors who will provide high level governance advice, support and specific administrative assistance to two DCAT local governing bodies of academies in the Chichester district.

This will involve arranging meetings, setting and communicating agendas with consultation with the Chair of the Board, taking minutes, keeping appropriate and accurate records and advising the local governing bodies on local and national developments that will impact on their work. You should have appropriate administrative experience and experience of minute-taking is desirable. Good ICT, excellent communication skills and a pro-active attitude with the ability to work with minimal supervision is required. The ability to travel to academies based in central Chichester and Westhampnett area is essential.

Training for new Clerks will be provided as well as opportunities to network with other clerks both within the Trust and the wider governance community. Flexibility in terms of working hours is required with approximately six full governing body meetings per year per academy, usually late afternoon/early evening and ad-hoc clerking of working groups and panels, as required.

The number of hours will vary. The expected number of hours will usually be 80+ hours per year per academy. There are currently two schools in the service. Please note that many of the hours are late afternoon or early evening and therefore candidates should have good availability outside of normal 9 to 5 working hours.

Please note that due to the nature of this post, the role is paid on a casual hours worked basis.

The hourly pay is £12.00 - £12.72 per hour and includes the statutory entitlement to holiday allowance. The role is paid on the East Sussex Single Status Grade 7.

To start date: February 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

For further information or an informal conversation about the role please contact:

Mrs Sally Jane Poole
Executive Assistant

Email: contact@dcat.academ
Tel: 01273 425001

Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust
211 New Church Road, Hove, BN3 4ED

Completed DCAT application forms accepted by email only. DCAT will not accept CV or resume.

Ensure you submit your application by the closing date: Thursday 10th January 2019 - midday

Interview date: w/b 21st January 2019

Additional information:-

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. DCAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Diocese of Chichester