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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    21 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 June 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time 37 hours per week. Part time Part-time may be considered

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for


  • Develop a comprehensive and dynamic understanding of the Trust’s aims and objectives.
  • Provide a high standard of service and confidential governance administrative support to the Trust including clerking for a number of Local Governing Boards.
  • Keep up to date with current educational development and legislation affecting academy governance.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of the names, addresses and category of governors and their terms of office.
  • Inform Headteachers, Local Governing Boards and the CEO of any changes to the membership.
  • Advise governors and appointing bodies in advance of the expiry of a term of office, so that elections or appointments can be organised in a timely manner.
  • Support recruitment of Trust-appointed governors and support academies in recruitment of parent and staff governors.
  • Ensure that an up-to-date register of governors’ business interests is maintained.
  • Ensure that up-to-date governance information is published on websites for each academy and the Trust and on Get Information About Schools.
  • Ensure new governors have access to appropriate documents and induction sessions.
  • Maintain a record of training undertaken by governors.
  • Ensure a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check has been carried out on any governor before appointment and at the point of renewal.
  • Ensure all governors have access to the secure, online governance area and ensure it is kept up to date.
  • Advise on the annual calendar of Local Governing Board meetings and tasks.

Clerking - as required over time:

  • Provide an effective clerking service, including working with the CEO, Chair of Trustees, Headteachers and Chairs on setting agendas, minute taking and maintaining records, for a number of Trust meetings and Local Governing Boards and as required.
  • Provide procedural and legal advice to Local Governing Boards during the meeting.
  • Clerk any statutory appeal committees/panels the Local Governing Board is required to convene.

What the school offers its staff


  • Ongoing training, support and mentoring will be provided
  • Free access to Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free onsite Parking
  • Generous discount at the David Nieper Ltd factory shop

Further details about the role

Key duties include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting and eventually providing a professional clerking service to our Trustees and Local Governing Boards
  • Providing advice and guidance on governance and compliance matters
  • Administration and record keeping
  • Organising meetings, hearings and appeals
  • Maintaining relationships and communications
  • Maintaining oversight of all Trust and academy policies
  • Overseeing GDPR & Health & Safety
  • Overseeing compliance in all areas including websites
  • Working closely with the CEO and CFO

Commitment to safeguarding

The Governing Body is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people, so all staff appointments are subject to employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Candidates should indicate an acceptance of, and a commitment to, the Academy’s policies in relation to equality and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

It is an offence to apply for this role if an applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Please follow the below link to view the Christopher Nieper Education Trust Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy https://davidnieper.academy/about-us/academy-policies/

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About David Nieper Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
775 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

Our Academy is sponsored by the Christopher Nieper Education Trust (previously David Nieper Education Trust), together with local employer partners, who are highly committed in supporting the development and achievements of our students. With a clearly defined approach to teaching, applied learning and brand-new purpose-built facilities, which opened in February 2017, we believe that this is a truly exciting time to join the academy. We are a growing academy now of 780 students 11-18 and will soon be at our full capacity of 850 students 11-18. This role is a new post due to our growing pupil numbers. Our September 2022 Ofsted Inspection graded the academy as ‘Good in all areas’, a fantastic improvement from the ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating when we took over the academy - and we endeavour to build on this as we grow and develop further. We are currently the only academy within the Trust however the Trust is likely to grow in the very near future with a number of other schools actively looking to join.

Arranging a visit to David Nieper Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jrodgers@davidnieper.academy.

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