Clerk to the Trust

500hrs per annum (approx. 12.5hrs per week), 40 wks per year.

 NJC Grade D, £10.41ph

To start as soon as possible

The Link Multi Academy Trust, is seeking to appoint a highly organised individual with a professional manner and effective communication skills to support its Governance Team. The Clerk’s main role is to provide professional clerking services to the Trust Members, Board of Trustees and its sub-committees, including supporting and advising the Clerks to the Local Boards.

Discretion and flexibility, plus excellent organisation and computer skills are essential in this role, as well as a high standard of English. Experience in a previous clerking role is desirable. An encrypted laptop will be provided for this role. You should have an interest in education and be able to deal with matters confidentially.

The Clerk must ensure the smooth running of the Board of Trustees:

  • preparing agendas and meeting papers
  • taking and distributing minutes
  • giving administrative support
  • monitoring communications to the Members, Trustees and Local Boards and responding, when appropriate
  • keeping records and up to date information on policies and date of reviews
  • providing procedural and legislative advice to the Board and its Committee’s.

This is mainly a working from home part time role, covering at least five full Trust Board meetings and up to 20 committee meetings per year. Meetings are held in term time and can be daytime, late afternoon or evening, but are all scheduled a year in advance giving plenty of notice. Currently, due to Covid all meetings are held online via Microsoft Teams, but hope to get back to some normality over the coming year. The clerk is also expected to attend relevant training events and briefings.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Please click on the links below for the full job description and to download an application form.
All completed applications to be sent to the Trust HR Officer, Sue Howard at

Closing date:   Monday 12th July 2021 12noon
Interview date:  TBA

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The Link Academy Trust are proud to be part of the Government's Kickstart programme.
Please click HERE for further information and see below for links to download the Job Description and Support Staff Application form.
We have vacancies at all our Trust academies, details and locations can be found on the 'Our Academies' page of this website. If you have any specific questions about an academy, please contact them directly. Completed application forms must be returned to the Trust HR Officer, Sue Howard at stating which school you wish to be considered for.