- Governance Assistant -

18 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Salary: £12,134 per annum

Closing date: 5pm Friday 8th September 2017

Interviews will likely be held week commencing 18th September 2017

About us

Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust (CHAT) is the Charitable Trust set up to run and manage four Primary and one Secondary Academies serving approximately 2500 children. Based in Enfield we are focused on driving up the quality of education provision and standards. www.chat-edu.org.uk

We are looking to appoint an experienced Clerk to support the busy role of our Governance PA in our Multi Academy Trust and provide clerking support to our governing body and committee meetings.

The role is part of a central services team which currently supports five Academies and the Board of Trustees. Excellent communication skills are needed to liaise between a range of parties such as board members, governors, head teachers, teaching staff and support staff pupils and to liaise with regulatory bodies such as the Department for Education (DfE), the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), Ofsted and the Local Authority.

You will often be dealing with information of a highly confidential nature, and will need to be trustworthy and discreet in order to meet our data protection obligations. You should be used to working your own initiative and be proactive in completing tasks promptly, whilst being adaptable to keep up with the unpredictable nature of the workload where demands may change constantly. You will therefore need a good understanding about your role within the Trust.

You will need to be computer literate and have a flexible worth ethic that will allow you to fully support the needs of the role which will include regular evening support for official meetings and governor training.

This high level support contributes to the life chances of our children so you will need to be passionate about education and delivering a professional service, In return for your proven expertise and commitment we can offer you an opportunity to work for a Trust which has aspirations to grow and deliver outstanding opportunities for our children and their families. We will support you within our team through regular supervision and training opportunities. The Trust has a pension scheme and a health plan.

For more information and to apply:

Download full Job Description and Person Specification for this post, here
For an Application Form (editable Word version) for this post, here
Please complete our equal opportunities form, here

Please send your completed application form by email to recruitment@chat-edu.org.uk or by post to: CHAT HR Department, c/o Cuckoo Hall Academy, Cuckoo Hall Lane, Edmonton, N9 8DR

Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection training. A full enhanced check with the Disclosure & Barring Service will be undertaken and references will be sought from previous employers prior to interview.

Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.