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Dorothy Goodman Trust 


Executive Assistant to the Executive Leadership Team and Clerk to Governors for the Trust


Grade 9-10  £22,751 - £28,783 (42 weeks) rising to £24,801 - £31,377 (52 weeks per year)


The number of weeks worked will be agreed with the successful candidate but will not be fewer than 42 weeks per year up to 52 weeks per year.


The salary will be dependant on experience and the number of weeks worked.


This position is full time working 37 hours a week including some evenings as required.


The new role is an exciting opportunity which combines providing PA support to the Executive Leadership Team as well as being Clerk to Governors across the associated schools and MAT.  The clerking role will be to provide support to Local Governing Boards and the Board of Trustees.

The role is ideal for individuals with previous educational governance experience but equally is an exciting opportunity for individuals seeking to develop their career.  Your role will require a comprehensive understanding of the organisation, its governance and decision making arrangements, a strong awareness and understanding of education, great initiative and proven PA / administration management experience.

As an exceptionally well-organised individual you will support the efficient functioning of the Board and its committees, enabling the Trustees to discharge their responsibilities effectively. You will also support the academy Governing Bodies, ensuring high standards improving processes, and providing quality assurance in policy administration and the publication of statutory information across the Trust.


You must have a passion for delivering high quality work in an active and inspired way, able to multitask, have exceptional organisational and communication skills. You will want to be part of our innovative and growing team.


To be successful in this role, you will need the following skills:

  • Experience of multi-site organisations and of working with, and influencing colleagues, senior executives and non-executives

  • Confidence in the use of collaborative office technologies (ideally Google Suite)

  • Attention to detail, taking pride in well drafted documents and communications

  • A high degree of integrity, confidentiality, discretion

  • To have or be willing to work towards a professional qualification relating to governance, policy administration or compliance


This role is unique and provides an opportunity for the right candidate to forge their own path.  A role, in this newly developing MAT that is committed to broadening opportunities for all pupils, where you will receive both the recognition and rewards to motivate you to build on your achievements.


Please contact Alison King (Business Manager) on  01455 634582 or by email: recruitment@dorothygoodman.leics.sch.uk if you would like any further information. You are also welcome and encouraged to visit a school site.


Closing date: 5th March 2020


Interviews will be held on 13th March 2020


The post is subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check, medical check, evidence of qualifications and verification of the right to work in the UK.