Clerk to Governors – Part Time, Cheltenham, starting 3 September

Clerk to Governors

£17,802 pro rata

Would you like to work somewhere that you could make a real difference to children’s lives? Are you a hardworking, enthusiastic individual? Would you like to be part of a warm, welcoming Academy? If so, we would love to hear from you… The Ridge Academy, based in Cheltenham, Gloucester, opened September 2012 and is sponsored by the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET).  The Ridge is a primary Academy for children experiencing Behaviour, Emotional and Social difficulties (BESN) and currently has 44 pupils on roll.

We are looking to appoint a Clerk to the Governors in our small and friendly setting.  The successful candidate will be required to attend approximately 12 evening meetings per annum to take and issue minutes for the main Governing Body as well as the sub-committees.  In addition, there will be a small element of correspondence to deal with and candidates should have access to the internet and be competent in the use of Word and email.  This post would be suited to someone who wishes to work part time and has experience of administration, however, training will be provided for the right candidate.

The post is for 80 hours per annum and is required for September 2013.   Interviews are due to take place either 09 or 10 July 2013.

As the sponsor, the AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of the AET academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes. 

Closing date:  05 July 2013.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

For further information on this position and to make an application please visit:

If you would like to arrange a visit to the Academy please contact the admin office on 01242 512680.  If you would like an informal chat, please call Sarah Pearson on 01242 512680.

Each of the academies within the AET is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts.