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Trust Governance Assistant

Collaborative Learning Trust

Closing Date

Fri 10th May


Collaborative Learning Trust (based in Otley with travel)


Gemma Huscroft – HR Director


01943 262203


Based in Otley + travel to 4 schools

*Please note: the Diocese of York is not the employer*

Trust Governance Assistant

Salary; NJC Grade C3 Point 22 – Actual Salary £8,574.07, Plus Holiday Pay of £1,014.62 Per Annum

Contract; Permanent – Term Time Only

1.5 Days Per Week (12 Hours)

Flexible Working

Required from June 2024

The Collaborative Learning Trust are seeking to appoint a keen, organised, skilled individual with administrative experience to provide professional clerking services across the Trust and to assist the Governance Compliance Lead with the Trust’s governance administration. The role is varied, very interesting and rewarding and would be well suited to someone looking for flexible work.

The Trust Governance Assistant will contribute towards the efficient functioning of the Local Governing Committee by providing:

  • Administrative and organisational support to the Governance Compliance Lead.
  • Professional clerking services at half termly meetings at 4 Trust schools and for Trust board committee meetings.

Under the direction of the Governance Compliance Lead, the Trust Governance Assistant will:

  • Conduct regular audits of school websites, ensuring statutory documents and other local governance information is displayed.
  • Assist with the administration of the Trust policy schedule to ensure Trust statutory and non-statutory policies are in place and provide administrative support for the annual update of the schools’ Admissions Policies.
  • Give guidance to ensure that the committee works in compliance with the appropriate legal and regulatory framework and the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation.
  • Liaise with the Headteacher of the school and the Chair of the Local Governing Committee regarding the preparation of agendas.
  • Take accurate minutes at the meetings, share minutes for approval, and maintain an accurate register of meeting attendance.
  • Archive documentation required for compliance purposes using Governor Hub, the trust’s governance platform.

Attendance in person at the committee meetings is essential.

A laptop will be provided and you will need to have access to the internet.

Training will be provided.

For more information please click on the ‘Vacancies’ tab at . Please note we do not accept CVs.

Closing Date: Friday 10th May at 12 noon

Selection Day: Wednesday 15th May

Collaborative Learning Trust is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

In line with KCSiE 2023, we will carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any matters that are publicly available online, which we might want to explore with you at interview.