Senior Local Board Clerk
Professional Services - Brighton

Closing date: 30/07/2021

Job posted date: 14/07/2021

Salary: East Sussex Grade 8 - £23,598 - £25,487

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 8.5

Are you an experienced governance professional looking for a new challenge? 

We are looking to appoint a Senior Local Board Clerk to provide high-quality administrative support, advice and guidance to ensure that the work of our Local Board volunteers meets all of their responsibilities and strategic aims.  

The post-holder will provide clerking support to a small number of the Local Boards supporting our 15 academies both in East and West Sussex. As well as the scheduled Local Board meetings, the successful candidate will also provide support, advice and guidance to panels convened to make decisions on excluding pupils and complaints from members of the community so experience of dealing with these situations would be highly desirable.  

Local Boards often meet after academy hours, or in the evening, so flexibility to be able to work twilight/evenings is also a must. This part-time, term-time only role is approved for remote working and there will also be a requirement to travel to academies for pre-arranged meetings. 

The successful candidate will be able to manage their own time effectively, be comfortable chasing busy people to ensure deadlines are met and be willing to participate in recruitment activities to attract new volunteers. A flexible approach to working hours is essential, to accommodate the varied schedule of the meetings, as is tact, diplomacy and the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times. 

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this role then please contact Kathryn Smith, Head of Governance and Admissions on 01273 568271 or email 

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve.  Read more about our vision and values.

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton.  And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools.  

The other benefits we offer including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

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Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.