Clerk to the Academy Council

Job advert


Woodard Academies Trust is seeking an experienced clerk for the Academy Council at Polam Hall School.

Effective local governance is vital for an effective academy and the post holder will play a key role in clerking and supporting the work of the Academy Council.

You will prepare agendas, take and prepare minutes for the full council meetings and all sub-committees.  You will organise meetings and undertake administration and through your knowledge of governance good practice, you will advise and guide the Chair and councillors in their role.   You will liaise effectively with the Trust’s central team ensuring consistency of approach throughout the Trust.  Induction training and ongoing advice and support will be provided.

  • You will be confident and professional with excellent administrative skills and a flexible ‘can-do’ attitude.  Knowledge and experience of school governance is an advantage
  • Meetings usually take place in the early evening and the post is flexible in that post holders can work mainly from home

We would welcome applications from either individuals who would be appointed through a formal employment contract, or from a Business who are able to provide Clerking services to our Academy, and a formal services agreement/contractcan be agreed.


Salary:  £14.76 per hour (FTE:  £28,485) and opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

Hours vary but usually a Clerk can expect to work 250 hours per year.

If you would like to discuss the role further, please phone Anne Hudson, HR and Governance Director on 0203 3975109.

Closing Date: 8 May 2018

Interview date: 17 May 2018


All Woodard Academies Trust academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.