Job Vacancy – Head of Governance and Clerk to Trustees – Part-time

This is a new and exciting post, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, and additionally accountable to the Board of Trustees. The successful candidate will be responsible for keeping the ‘conscience’ of this expanding Multi-Academy Educational Trust, by ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, robust corporate governance policies and procedures and effective clerking support to Trust Committees and Local Governing Boards.

Closing date: Tuesday 7th November 2017 at midday.

Grade: KR7 (Starting Salary FTE of £21,510)

Hours: 15 hours per week, term time plus 10 days. Hours will be worked on a flexible basis in line with planned meetings, including evenings, and the demands and priorities of the Trust Board.

Our successful candidate will be highly literate with exceptional attention to detail. Able to influence a wide audience, including senior professionals, Members, Trustees and Executive Directors, you will operate from a position of impartiality, demonstrating professional and personal integrity, as well as tact and discretion. You will be working with confidential and sometimes sensitive information, and will be expected to uphold Trust information governance standards in all areas of your work.

You will be extremely well organised and ensure the smooth running of meetings, from preparing papers through to the production of accurate minutes. Strong administration and organisation skills are essential, as is a keen eye for detail, ability to work to deadlines, and excellent written and oral communication skills. A commitment to the aims and ethos of Tenax Schools Trust is important.

Should you wish to discuss any aspect of the post before applying, please do not hesitate to contact Catherine Dottridge, CFO and Company Secretary, by telephone: 01892 521595 or email: [email protected]. Further information about the Trust can be found at

Tenax Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of all children and young people in our school communities and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure issued with the Trust as the employer.