Job ID no. VR611

Northampton Primary Academy Trust (NPAT)


Are you a strong administrator with a passion to work to ‘achieve extraordinary things’ for the good of young people?  Are you available to work some pre-determined evenings throughout the year?


The Northampton Primary Academy Trust is looking to recruit a Clerk to join our internal Trust clerking team.  We are a growing Trust of eleven primary schools all located within Northampton. The successful candidate will join our team as soon as possible and will be responsible for clerking for one of our local governing bodies in one of our primary schools.

The role of the Clerk is pivotal to the success of the local governing body and you will get deeply involved in one of our trust schools, get to see a different perspective and hone some specialist skills in the process.  Not only will you be responsible for organising and recording the meetings but an essential part of the role is that you act as an advisor to the governors.

The role involves organising, attending and clerking for around 10 – 15 local governing body (LGB) meetings per academic year.  LGB meeting dates are set well in advance and usually in July for the following academic year.  There are a small number of ad-hoc meetings which come up during the course of the year, the dates of which will be discussed with you in advance.

The trust run internal networking sessions once a term to enable you to meet and discuss things with clerks from other trust schools as well as hold an annual governance conference.

You will be paid on scale point 27 (£30,507 – calculated on a pro-rata basis) for ten hours in respect of each meeting.  Ad-hoc meetings will be paid in addition.

What skills do I need?

First and foremost, you need to be a strong administrator with a proven track record.  You need to be enthusiastic, organised and able to work independently and diligently to achieve deadlines.  You will have to chase people to obtain information for meetings, signatures on documents and reports from monitoring visits.  You will also need an excellent standard of written English as you need to be able to accurately record the meetings in a concise and precise fashion.  It would also be advantageous to be able to type as the minutes are expected to be provided in type.  Full clerking training can be provided if required.

If you would like to join us, we would love to hear from you.  Please apply by completing the Trust application form and submit together with a letter of application outlining how you meet the person specification to

Closing date for applications: Friday 30 March 2021

“The Northampton Primary Academy Trust (NPAT) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff, governors and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.  The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to pre-employment checks including the right to work in the UK, a health check, an enhanced DBS check including barred list check and satisfactory references.”

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