Clerk to the Trust - Part-time 21 - 28 hours/wk

Acton, London (Greater)
£13,628 - £18,171 pa (actual), dependent on hours
14 Oct 2016
03 Nov 2016
Contract Type

Clerk to the Trust - Part-time 21 - 28 hours/wk

Grade 6, Point 26.  Term time only (40 week contract)

21 - 28 hours per week – Pro rata starting salary is dependent on hours (e.g. 21 hours per week is £13,628pa; 28 hours per week is £18,171pa)

Closing date: 12 noon on Thursday 3rd November 2016

Interview date: Thursday 10th November 2016

We are looking to appoint a part-time Clerk (21 - 28 hours per week) to assist our Head Clerk.

The team, managed by the Head Clerk & Company Secretary, delivers a clerking service for the Board of Directors of the Twyford Church of England Trust, and the Governing Bodies of Twyford CE High School (Acton) and William Perkin CE High School (Greenford).  The Trust has DfE approval to open a third school in the Borough of Ealing and the role may require third-school involvement in the future.  Tasks include preparation of paperwork for, and taking minutes at, Governing Body or sub-committee meetings, and support for Admissions Appeals and Exclusions processes.

It is desirable that the successful candidate will have secretarial or legal experience or experience of clerking committees (ideally school governing bodies), however other relevant experience will be considered.  Applicants should have well developed administrative skills, initiative and personal efficiency.  Training in specific school procedures will be given.

The new post-holder should be able to work flexible hours as the role involves attending evening meetings.  There will be approximately 15-20 evening meetings per year (around 6 per term) that the post-holder will need to attend.  These are always held in term time and are only on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening.

The new post-holder must be able to work professionally under pressure to meet deadlines, and operate flexibly within the changing needs of the school.  Excellent communication skills are essential as is enthusiasm, commitment and a willingness to play an active role in the life of the school.  If you take pride in your work and have a “can do” attitude we would like to hear from you.

The role is initially based within the Trust Operations team at Twyford School though there will be a requirement to work at all Trust Schools as needed.

Successful Candidates will have:

  • GCSE passes in English and Maths or equivalent
  • A secretarial and / or clerking qualification (desirable)
  • Ability to follow protocols and regulations
  • Previous experience of meeting administration and/or minute taking
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Flexibility – ability to attend evening meetings which may last longer than planned
  • Excellent punctuality and attendance
  • Support for the values and ethos of the Trust

We offer:

  • Excellent working relationships at all levels
  • A supportive and lively work environment
  • On-the-job learning and development opportunities
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme


The context - The Twyford Trust

The Twyford Trust was established in October 2011 to enable an existing School, Twyford CE High School, to build on its successes and look outward to the large number of parents who were eager to become part of its community.  The Twyford Trust aims to deliver outstanding education in a comprehensive school setting, and embraces the Twyford School motto ‘Life in all its fullness’, encouraging students to use their individual gifts wisely and well.  Supported by the London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS), the Trust is the overarching organisation which provides support for both Trust schools. 


How to apply

For more information about how to apply, and to download a Job description, Application Form and Letter to Applicants, please click Apply.


The Twyford Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undergo the child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and references from previous employers.  For more information about the DBS please see

You will also be expected to sign and adhere to the school’s SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE and SAFE WORKING PRACTICE AGREEMENT which is available as a download on the school website Vacancies page.