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Clerk to the Board

The Trust Board are looking to appoint a Clerk to the Board. The successful candidate will be pivotal in supporting the effective governance of the Trust and the proper conduct of its business.


The Ocean Learning Trust formed as a Multi Academy Trust on 1st July 2015. We are a growing organisation currently consisting of five community and church primary schools in the Bournemouth and Poole area:

Our schools have their own Headteacher and Local Governing Body and are encouraged to develop their distinctive character, ethos and values within the communities they serve. We are committed to enabling each school to flourish with a high degree of autonomy within a culture of collaboration, challenge and mutual support.


The successful candidate will have excellent administrative and organisational skills and be able to produce documents in good written English.

The Clerk will be responsible for ensuring that Board proceedings are conducted in accordance with the ESFA Academies Handbook and the Governance Handbook.

A degree of flexibility of working hours is required, in response to meetings. The successful applicant will have a minimum of level 3 / GCSE in Maths and English and a high level of IT skills.

A relevant professional clerking qualification would be desirable, or a willingness to undertake. Visits welcome, by appointment. Full handover from existing post holder will be available.

Rate of hourly pay is £15.20, equivalent to a Bournemouth BG07 Grade 8 SCP 33-36 (£29,323 - £31,601 FTE)

Minimum 90 hours / per year, casual due to variable hours


Application forms should be returned to our HR Manager, Nicola Gay:

by email;

by post; Central Management Team, c/o Heathlands School, Andrews Close, Springwater Rd, Bournemouth, BH11 8HB


Closing date for applications 31st January 2018.

Interviews will be held w/c 5th February 2018.