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By Trust News
Posted: 22/12/2020

Part Time Opportunity - Trust Clerk

Part Time Opportunity as Trust Clerk  The Trust is seeking a highly effective, efficient and self-motivated Clerk to provide a clerking service to the Trust Board and some of our Local Governing Bodies. The clerk will be line managed by the Head of Governance and Estates and be accountable to the Chair of the Trust, Trust Board and Local Governing Bodies of the schools/academies. Previous experience of education, academies and Clerking to Governors is desirable but not essential.  The successful Clerk will demonstrate the following: Flexibility, with a high degree of integrity and confidentiality Aptitude for initiative and self-management Excellent planning and organisation skills Effective communication and ICT skills A proven track record of accuracy and attention to detail Meetings of the Trust Board usually take place in the day and early evenings and Local governing bodies tend to meet early evening with some held in the mornings. The ability to travel is essential. Attendance is required at all planned meetings but the role is flexible and will require the successful candidate to be able to grow as the trust continues to expand with new schools wanting to join us. The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance. If you would like to find out more please contact Nicholas Morgan, Head of Governance and Estates at nmorgan@aquilatrust.co.uk All applications are to made here via Kent-Teach
By Trust News
Posted: 22/12/2020

Speech and Language Therapist

Speech and Language Therapist Locations: Central office base – Folkestone; Schools – Kent Wide Contract Type: Permanent Hours: 37 hours/week, 38 weeks/year (Term time only) (paid 44.0869 weeks per year inclusive of holiday pay entitlement) but we will also consider part-time and job share requests. Salary Range: Aquila Pay Level i (APLi) £34,245 to £40,281 FTE (pro-rata £28,954 -£34,058) Specialist areas: Education, Paediatric, Mainstream Close date: 31/01/21 Start Date: ASAP Are you a therapist with a commitment to reducing barriers to social mobility? Are you committed to working with children from some of the most deprived areas of Kent? As a multi academy trust, we have schools in some of the most challenging areas of Kent, with a commitment to reduce barriers to social mobility. As a trust, we have moved these schools on so that they provide a good or outstanding level of education and commitment to their children and community. To build on this excellent work we need the support of an independently minded, forward thinking and dynamic speech and language therapist, who is committed to inclusion and removing barriers to social mobility for our young children. We are seeking an experienced therapist who can work with school staff from teaching assistants to head teachers, who shows excellent leadership skills, independence and strategic thinking.  Comfortable working with families, teachers, parents and children breaking down these barriers you will be able to understand the bigger picture and draw on evidence informed and evidence based intervention that can be used to support children. If you show these attributes, then Aquila may be the trust for you. Consisting of 13 school, from small rural to large urban schools, with two specialist resource provision and talks ongoing for more, Aquila are a large trust looking to expand our provision. In collaboration with an educational psychologist a specialist teacher, SENCos and head teachers, you will be at the forefront of creating and developing a service tailored to the needs of children. For your hard work, as a trust we will offer you Enrolment to the Local Government Pension Scheme Travel reimbursement Excellent CPD opportunities HCPC registration is essential to this role as is Enhanced DBS with child and adult barring. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please contact Chris Clarke, Educational Psychologist, for a Job Description and Person Specification for further requirements for this role, at cclarke@diocant-aquila.org or on 07764946138.