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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
10/07/2020 15:00
N7: £28,785 - £32,029 per annum, pro rata. Actual salary: £23,028 to £25,623 per annum
Hours per week:
29.6 hours per week.
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
SMART Multi Academy Trust, c/o Wyndham Primary School, Montagu Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 4SB.
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
10 Jul

Further information

SMART Multi Academy Trust; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

SMART Multi Academy Trust
c/o Wyndham Primary School
Montagu Avenue
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 4SB.

0.8 FTE - (29.6 hours per week, as 4 days per week)
Location: Primarily based between Trust Central Office/Home working, with some travel required to school or other locations.

The Smart Trust is a multi-academy trust responsible for 8 primary schools serving communities in the west of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. Formed in 2016, we are ambitious, forward-thinking and committed to the delivery of high quality education to over 2,300 pupils. The schools are united by their commitment to the principles of the trust and a common belief in the strength of
collaboration together.

Our vision is to provide the best educational opportunities and experiences to help our children, their families and communities see themselves as lifelong learners. Education will provide the gateway to becoming valued and caring members of our democratic society within which everyone achieves physical and emotional wellbeing and economic success.

The role: To lead and manage all governance aspects of the Trust to excellent standards, and to support the Chief Executive Officer and the Director of Business & Finance in further developing the Trust.

The role will involve working collaboratively with the senior leaders from the school and trust Central Office, the Smart Board of Trustees, and our schools’ local governing boards to ensure successful governance in support of the trust’s objective of positive outcomes for all pupils. You will be instrumental in leading, developing and expanding governance controls and ensuring statutory
requirements are met.

You will need lots of drive, energy and resilience and be able to demonstrate a successful track record in clerking, governance, or a business leadership role.

We are an equal opportunities employer strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; all staff must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and obtain any other statutorily required clearance. Employment will also be conditional on the receipt of two acceptable references and show evidence of the formal qualifications required for the role.

To find out more about our schools, and for further information about the post, please visit our website at www.smartacademies.net. Informal discussions are welcome, to arrange a phone call or a site visit, please contact Casey Pearcy, Administration & Finance Support Officer, at 0191 255 9351 or enquiries@smartacademies.net.

To apply for this post, please request an application pack and submit to Casey Pearcy:
• Completed application form. The section entitled Relevant Skills & Experience should be no more than two sides of A4 and demonstrate how you meet the Person Specification.
• Covering letter. This should be no more than two sides of A4 and, given the context of the job description, provide an outline as to why you have applied for this post with examples of how your career thus far has prepared you for this role. The closing date for applications is 15.00 Friday 10 July 2020.
• Smart Safer Recruitment Form. The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and a range of other recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their commitment to children’s safeguarding. References will be taken prior to interview as industry standard.

Closing Date: Friday 10 July 2020 at 15:00
Shortlisting: Monday 13 July 2020 (may be subject to change)
Interviews: Thursday 16 July 2020 (may be subject to change).

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