Governance Clerk - MAT30

Are you passionate about providing professional and high quality clerking services? Looking for a passionate and dedicated Academy Trust which genuinely invests and develops their staff? Then apply today to join Abbey Multi Academy Trust and work with fantastic teams within our academies as a Governance Clerk.

Abbey Multi Academy Trust is seeking to appoint two to three Governance Clerks to deliver high quality clerking services across our eight academies in Leeds and Calderdale and assist our Governance Professional in supporting our Board of Trustees and committees.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a newly established governance team and work flexibly around a calendar of scheduled meetings. Successful candidates will have excellent communication and organisational skills, be able to work independently and able to organise their own time whilst working to strict deadlines. The role will include providing advice to governors on constitutional and procedural matters and providing effective administrative support under the guidance of our Governance Professional.

Working hours will be in the region of 48 hours for each board serviced, based on attendance at six meetings per year, preparation time and follow up. A calendar of meetings is published in advance and is available on request. However, a flexible approach to working hours is essential as successful candidates may be required to service additional meetings in order to meet the governance needs of our Trust and its academies or to provide cover for fellow Governance Clerks in their absence. We anticipate that each Governance Clerk appointed will assume responsibility for a minimum of four governing boards or committees but specific arrangements will be discussed and agreed with successful candidates.

What we can offer:

  • Friendly, welcoming academies with a strong Christian ethos
  • Enthusiastic, well-motivated colleagues
  • Supportive senior leaders that can identify development opportunities

Abbey Multi Academy Trust is a Trust consisting of eight academies (three secondary, five primary) in the geographical areas of the Anglican Diocese of Leeds and Calderdale. All our academies share in the Trust’s mission to work In Partnership to 'Educate, Nurture and Empower'. For more information about us or our academies please visit the following links:

Abbey MAT

Visits to meet the team and experience our wonderful atmosphere, are warmly welcomed and encouraged and can be arranged by contacting

To apply please download recruitment pack and email completed application form

Closing date: 31st March 2020

Interview date: Interviews will be held shortly after closing date

Abbey Multi-Academy 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 candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds and Calderdale.

Name & Registered Office:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
LS16 5EA
Registered Company Number: 07705552