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Governance Clerk and Administrator
  • Employer: Skills for Life Trust
  • Reference: SFLT/22/219723
  • Published: Thu 17/11/2022, 11:02 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 16/01/2023, 16:02 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: NJC Grade D2 Point 4-11 £21,189 - £24,054 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Skills For Life Trust, Kent

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Governance Clerk and Administrator

Governance Clerk and Administrator

Fixed Term until 31st March 2023 (potential to be made permanent)

NJC Grade D2 Point 4-11 £21,189 - £24,054 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Location: Medway

The Skills for life Trust are looking to recruit a Governance Clerk and Administrator to support the Head of Governance and Company Secretary.  This is an exciting new role, currently fixed term until 31st March 2023 but potentially this may move to a permanent role.

The successful candidate will provide comprehensive administrative support to the Head of Governance and Company Secretary this will include managing correspondence, drafting and formatting relevant documents and liaising with key stakeholders both internally and externally. The candidate will need excellent verbal, written and administrative skills, have the ability to organise their time and work to deadlines.  Experience of minuting and producing minutes within an educational based environment is desirable but not essential.

The Skills for Life Trust have developed a set of core values for staff which are promoted, encouraged and led by our CEO, Mr Andy Reese. The values help to ensure staff have a healthy work-life balance, are recognised and praised for their work, and are empowered to make decisions. As part of the Skills for Life Trust you will be involved in collaborative working across the primary and secondary settings.

We encourage applications from those who may not meet all elements of the person specification, as the Trust are keen advocates of staff training and development.

Amongst the many benefits of working within the Trust you will receive;

  • Skills for Life Trust values
  • Free Private Healthcare Cover
  • Personal development and promotion opportunities across the Trust
  • Trust wide focus on staff wellbeing
  • Free Flu Vaccination
  • A supportive environment
  • Secure car parking
  • Access to the National College*

*The National College provides engaging CPD in a high quality video format on the latest practice, policy and research, working with some of the leading experts in education.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Head of Governance on

The Skills for Life Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Check) and the receipt of two satisfactory references.

In accordance with the statutory guidance laid out in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 para 221 we will undertake an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of the due diligence checks. These searches are necessary for the Trust to meet its statutory/ safeguarding obligations and to uphold the reputation of the Trust.  

The online searches the Trust may carry out includes searches of internet search engines, websites and social media platforms. Applicants are not required to provide account passwords or grant the school access to private social media accounts.  

In carrying out online searches, the Trust will be looking for publicly available information about the applicant that may be relevant to their suitability to work with children and/or may have an impact on the Trust’s reputation.           

Where possible, this check will be conducted by someone not involved with the interview process. Any pertinent information found will be passed to the interview panel and may be discussed with the candidate at interview stage.  

The information generated from online searches, notes of the shortlisting panel and details of the scoring will be retained for six months from the appointment date in line with the Trust’s document retention schedule. Documents will be securely disposed of.

Closing Date: 16th January 2023.  We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.