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  • Closing date

    11 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 February 2024

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Full-time equivalent salary

£2,042.37 - £6,127.11 Annually (Actual)

Administrator/Clerk to the School Board job summary


De Havilland Primary, The John Warner and Elstree Screen Arts

120 hours per year to be worked flexibly, term time only - per school

H7 19 – 23 £27,852 - £30,151 + £951 fringe allowance FTE

Actual starting salary including fringe allowance:

for one school - £2042.37 per annum (for 120 hours per year)

for two schools - £4,084.74 (for 240 hours per year)

for three schools - £6,127.11 (for 360 hours per year)

The number of working hours can be discussed with the potential candidates

Required as soon as possible

We are seeking an Administrator (Clerk) to the School Board to join the team at three of our Trust schools - De Havilland Primary School, The John Warner School and Elstree Screen Arts Academy. The post holder will be required to work flexibly in order to meet the needs of the School Board with some meetings being held in the evenings.

Whilst the main School Board meetings are set a year in advance, you will also be supporting panels for complaints and exclusions, should the need arise at other schools within the Trust. This panel work will require flexibility in approach and times, with many panels being held in the evenings.

We would like you to have:

  • Previous experience of working as a clerk within an educational environment - desirable but not essential as full training can be provided for the right person

  • The ability to maintain confidentiality, remain impartial and act with integrity

  • The ability to work as part of a team and also able to work independently using your own initiative

  • Very good listening, oral and literacy skills

  • Experience in writing agendas and accurate concise minutes

  • High levels of attention to detail and the ability to work to a high standard

  • Good ICT including keyboarding skills and proficiency in using the internet to access relevant information

  • Efficient organisational skills – able to organise your time, organise meetings and work to deadlines

  • Experience/understanding of record keeping, information retrieval and dissemination of a range of documentation

  • The ability to build relationships with others and maintain contacts with outside agencies

  • A willingness to attend appropriate training and development

  • Flexibility – able to work at times convenient to the School Boards, including evening meetings and able to travel to meetings

  • A natural aptitude to model the Trust’s core behaviours – ‘We display transparency, kindness and respect in all our interactions with others, and support each other in all our endeavours. We are tenacious in our desire to make the difference together’.

We can offer:

  • A permanent annualised hours contract of 120 hours per year to be worked flexibly during term time only per school

  • A positive working environment within the schools and Trust

  • The support of a highly professional and committed staff team and the opportunity to expand your professional networks beyond the Trust through our external partnerships

  • The opportunity to develop your career within an expanding multi academy trust with a track record of excellent student attainment and achievement

  • Exceptional professional development opportunities

If you would like to join a high performing, supportive and friendly staff team, we would like to hear from you.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

How to make an application:

Please read the attached appointment brief before completing your application.

  • To apply, complete the My New Term Application Form using the Supporting Statement section of the form to detail your suitability for the role, your motivation for making an application and how your knowledge, experience and training meet the person specification.

  • The vacancy closes at 9am on March 11 2024, however, early application is advised as we reserve the right to close the advert early should a suitable applicant be found.

  • Interviews: as soon as possible thereafter

  • If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role further, please Susan Poole, Head of Governance and Compliance, spoole@danesedtrust.org.uk

E-mail: recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk

Danes Educational Trust Address: C/o St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 6EW

Tel: 01923 284169

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About De Havilland Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
453 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Thank you for your interest in De Havilland Primary School.

De Havilland Primary School is a rapidly improving school so you will be joining the school at a very exciting time in its development.

Our vision is that De Havilland will become a primary school of excellence, where every child is both challenged and supported to achieve their potential. We believe every child should be inspired by a rich and varied curriculum which focuses on establishing the highest standard of core skills, whilst developing independent and flexible learners.

We are a well - resourced two-form entry primary school situated in the heart of Hatfield with excellent transport links into / from London, we are also close to the M25. You can visit our school website on www.dehavilland.herts.sch.uk for further information about the school.

The school serves a socially, culturally and ethnically diverse community. We have high expectations for our pupils and want to ensure that we provide the best possible education so that our pupils achieve academically and have the best possible start to their secondary school education.

The governors and myself are committed to the well-being and continuing professional development of all members of staff. We are part of the Danes Educational Trust who have a track record of excellent pupil attainment and achievement and we are able to offer exceptional professional development opportunities both within the Trust and School.

Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues within school to continuously develop their skills, pursue professional excellence, and are able to enable pupils to make excellent progress. If this is you then we would be delighted to receive your application.

If you would like to organise a visit to the school or if you would like to discuss any position in more detail then please contact Dawn Gamble (Recruitment Manager) at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk.

The Danes Educational Trust

The Danes Educational Trust currently comprises nine schools: St Clement Danes School, Croxley Danes School, Chancellor’s School, Onslow St Audrey’s School, De Havilland Primary School and Elstree Screen Arts Academy, Ascot Road Primary School, Jupiter Primary School, Lanchester Primary School. Dr Josephine Valentine OBE is the CEO of the Danes Educational Trust. She was Headteacher of St Clement Danes School for 20 years. She is a National Leader in Education, a DfE Advisor and has oversight of all six schools. If appointed, you will benefit from working within an established, outstanding Trust.

The Trust’s core values are:

• We value joy in working, teaching and learning together

• We encourage everyone within our Trust to feel optimistic about the future and how they can shape it

• We support all individuals in developing resilience to enable them to respond to change and grow as a result

• We value and support the wellbeing of all individuals who learn and work in our schools

• We provide equality of opportunity and experience for all

• We provide a safe and secure learning environment for all

Mrs Sarah King




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