University of Winchester Academy Trust

Trust vacancies

We are currently recruiting for a Governance Professional/Clerk to our Board of Trustees to join the central team as soon as possible.  A full job description and person specification can be found opposite along with our support staff application form. . Please contact if you would like to discuss the role further prior to submitting your application.

Closing date: 12th October 2023

Contract/Hours: Permanent, Part-time

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: Grade E (£28,934 - £32,026) Pay award pending (actual salary, based on 208 hours worked across the year £3,128-£3,462)

Hours of Work: 208 hrs to be worked across the year, predominately in term time (additional hours may be required from time to time)

Location of Role: Remote working with attendance at meetings held at Halterworth Primary School

Job/Person Summary

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced Governance Professional to join the team at University of Winchester Academy Trust as Clerk to the Board of Trustees and Company Secretary.

The University of Winchester Academy Trust is a family of five schools based in and around Eastleigh, Winchester and Romsey. Previous clerking experience is desirable and ongoing professional development will be supported.

The main purpose of the role is to provide support, advice and guidance to the Board of Trustees on governance, constitutional and procedural matters. The successful applicant will contribute towardsthe efficient functioning of the Trust board and its committees by:

  • providing administrative and organisational support;
  • providing guidance to ensure that the board works in compliance with the appropriate legal and regulatory framework, and understands the potential consequences for noncompliance;
  • providing advice on procedural matters relating to the operation of the board.
  • acting as Company Secretary to the Academy Trust

We are looking for an individual who can be professional and flexible in their approach; there are no fixed working hours but in general meetings are held during office hours at Halterworth Primary School. The Trust is happy to support remote working for this role which can be combined with work in the Trust offices at Halterworth if required. The successful applicant may (with notice) be required to attend extra ordinary meetings outside of office hours, make visits to school, attend training events (daytime and evening), and work from home independently to complete administrative and research duties.

Safer Recruitment

The University of Winchester 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. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Candidates that are shortlisted will be subject to an online check. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) along with other relevant employment checks, including Children’s Barred List.


 For general enquiries about working with our Trust

Please feel free to email our Executive Leader if you are looking for opportunities in our Trust.