Trust Governance Clerk/s (Casual)

Posted on: 5th March 2019

Closing Date: 25th March 2019

Grade 6, £11.19 per hour (£21, 589 per annum, pro rata)

The Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust is seeking to make appointments to the post of Trust Governance Clerk on a casual basis.  The Trust comprises 12 academies; 10 primary and 2 secondary, mainly within the Wakefield District.

The Trust Governance Clerk will provide high quality clerking support to meetings of the Trust Board, Academy Councils and Committees.

Under the direction of the Trust Governance Manager, the Trust Governance Clerk will provide effective administrative support, constitutional and procedural advice and guidance to meetings.

The Trust is seeking to recruit someone who is positive, committed, self-motivated and flexible.   The successful candidate will:

be flexible and available to attend meetings during the daytime and evening at the convenience of the Trust Board/Academy Council/Committee

have proven experience of clerking meetings in the education sector including the production of high quality minutes

be an efficient administrator who is well organised and able to meet deadlines

have excellent ICT skills, especially with Word. Candidates will need access to relevant equipment for working from home (computer, printer, internet)

provide advice on procedural and constitutional matters

be a confident researcher, able to keep abreast of changes in education and governance

be willing to undertake training as necessary for legal compliance and personal development

In return the Trust will offer:

the ability to work from home to undertake the administrative duties associated with the post

support from the Trust Governance Manager and a professional Trust Central Team

access to training and development opportunities

subscription to the National Governance Association

reimbursement of agreed expenses

The post is offered on a casual basis.  The minimum offer will be 6 meetings per year.  Start times of meetings range from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm.

The commencing salary will be £11.19 per hour (£21,589 per annum, pro-rata).  Payment is expected to range between 7 to 10 hours per meeting. Meetings are held at academies and in the Trust Central Office, Nostell, Wakefield WF4 1AB.

This is an exciting opportunity where you will need to be skilled in supporting colleagues to ensure the very best outcomes for our academies.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share in this commitment.  The post will be subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Prospective candidates are invited to contact Claire Thomas, Trust Governance Manager to discuss the role on telephone: 01924 802126 or email:

Please find an application pack below, applications should be returned to Jacquie Devoy, Trust HR Manager:

CES Support Staff Application Form (GDPR May 2018)

JD for Trust Governance Clerk

CES FINAL_-_Recruitment_Monitoring_Form (GDPR May 2018)

CES FINAL_-_Rehabilitation_of_Offenders_Act_1974_-_Disclosure_Form (GDPR May 2018)

Notes_to_Applicants (GDPR May 2018)

Closing date for applications:  Monday, 25 March at 12 noon.


01924 802285

The Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust, The Zucchi Suite, Nostell Business Estate, Nostell, Wakefield WF4 1AB

The Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education. It is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, company number 8253770, whose registered office is at The Zucchi Suite, Nostell Business Estate, Nostell, Wakefield, WF4 1AB.