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Business Administration Apprentice

@The Pegasus Academy Trust
  • SE25 4AU View on Map
  • Post Date : January 10, 2022
  • Apply Before : February 10, 2022
  • Salary: £12,137.50 / Annually
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Job Detail

  • Number of Positions Available: 1
  • Working Hours 35
  • Working Week: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Working Location Cypress Road, South Norwood, London, SE25 4AU
  • Minimum Entry Requirements GCSE A-C in English and Math's or equivalent
  • Personal Qualities: • Positive attitude towards personal development and training;

Job Description

Post Title: Apprentice Governance and Admin Clerk

Employer : Pegasus Academy Trust

Location : Cypress Road, South Norwood, London, SE25 4AU

Apprenticeship Standard : Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship

This is an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to train and work in admin and Governance.

Job Purpose

To provide high quality comprehensive business support to the Board of Directors and Academy Councils using appropriate technology as necessary.

To contribute to the effective operation of the Board of Directors and Academy Councils.

Key Accountabilities and Result Areas:

  • Working effectively with the chair of the Board of Directors, the chairs of the Academy Councils, executive headteachers and heads of school before meetings to prepare purposeful agendas which are focused on school improvement and the development of the Trust and take account of DfE and where appropriate local authority issues;
  • Encouraging the executive headteachers, heads of school and others to produce agenda papers on time for distribution with the meeting agendas;
  • Producing, collating and distributing the agenda and papers so that directors and MACs receive them at least seven clear days, and preferably ten days before the meeting;
  • Ensuring the accurate recording of the attendance at meetings and taking appropriate action regarding absences;
  • Advising the Board of Directors and Academy Councils on governance legislation and procedural matters where necessary before, during and after the meeting;
  • Ensuring the Board of Directors agree, where relevant, all terms of references for committees and working parties on at least an annual basis, or more frequently when required;
  • Chairing, when required, the opening of a meeting when a new chair is to be elected
  • Taking detailed and accurate notes of meetings to prepare minutes;
  • Recording all decisions and actions accurately and objectively with timescales;
  • Writing accurate, appropriate and concise draft minutes that are presented in a professional manner using appropriate school improvement language, ensuring that any stakeholder upon reading them will understand the business discussed at the meeting and the impact on school improvement and the development of the Trust;
  • Demonstrating through high quality professional minutes any evidence of the Board of Directors and Academy Councils holding the executive headteachers, heads of school and senior leadership team to account

Essential skills and abilities:

  • Good listening skills which include the ability to discriminate and assimilate key information;
  • Good literacy skills to enable the writing of concise and accurate summaries of directors’ and members of the academy councils’ (MACs) discussions, leading to a formal minute where decisions, resolutions and recommendations are recorded appropriately and clearly;
  • Ability to communicate and liaise effectively with all directors, MACs, individuals in schools and members of the LA;
  • Good interpersonal skills which will allow the development of positive and effective working relationships with chairs, directors, MACs executive headteachers and heads of schools;
  • Ability to time-manage deadlines effectively, allowing the production of agendas, minutes and other documentation within the required timescales;
  • Ability to keep, maintain and evaluate important systems and records relating to directors’ and MACs’ data; ensuring that directors and MACs and relevant partners are in receipt of relevant documentation and information;