B-589 Governance Apprentice at Star Academies based in Blackburn

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Apprenticeship
Positions Available 1
Salary £5.90 per hour
Reference Code B-589
Hours Per Week Monday-Friday - 37 hours per week, 12 month fixed term contract with day-release in College
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Job Description

Brief Overview

To create outstanding organisations that promote education excellence, character development and service to communities. To gain experience and business support skills that allow the post holder to provide support to the Governance Team of Star Academies in a professional manner which meets with legal requirements.

Job Description


1 Relationships and Communication

1.1 Booking rooms, equipment and refreshments for meetings.

1.2 Sending calendar invites to meeting attendees.

1.3 Liaising with other members of the team to provide administrative support.

2 Administration

2.1 Support the organisation and administration of the Trust’s Governance meetings.

2.2 Support the production of meeting papers, including editing and presenting documents.

2.3 Support the distribution of meeting papers by electronic and hard copy as required.

2.4 Support minute taking at meetings to ensure meetings are recorded in a timely and accurate fashion and comply with statutory and regulatory requirements.

2.5 Support the maintenance of databases that support the management of the teams work.

3 Other responsibilities

3.1 Promote the Trust’s vision of ‘nurturing today’s young people, inspiring tomorrow’s leaders’.

3.2 Champion the Trust’s values of ‘Service’, ‘Teamwork’, ‘Ambition’ and ‘Respect’.

3.3 Contribute to the wider life of the Trust and the Star community.

3.4 Carry out any such duties as may be reasonably required by the Trust.

4 Records management

4.1 All staff who create, receive, and use records in the course of their job are responsible for ensuring that records are managed appropriately. It is therefore likely that this post-holder will have responsibility for record-keeping as part of the role. Employees are required to be conversant with the Trust’s policies and procedures on records management.

This appointment is with the Trust. The job description forms part of the contract of employment of the person appointed to this post. It reflects the position at the present time only and may be reviewed in negotiation with the employee in the future. The appointment is subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the ‘Star Contract’.


Person Specification

Desirable Skills


Ability to use MS Office software packages such as Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as Explorer and databases.

Ability to prioritise, work efficiently and accurately, particularly under pressure and to deadlines.

Ability to work in a professional manner, maintaining confidentiality at all times.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.


Use of specialist equipment/resources such as photocopiers, laminators etc.

Experience of providing customer service.

Experience of working in an administrative setting.

Personal Qualities

A passionate belief in the Trust’s vision of ‘nurturing today’s young people, inspiring tomorrow’s leaders’.

A strong commitment to the Trust value of ‘Service’.

A strong commitment to the Trust value of ‘Teamwork’.

A strong commitment to the Trust value of ‘Ambition’.

A strong commitment to the Trust value of ‘Respect’.

Commitment to support Star Academies’ agenda for safeguarding and equality and diversity.

Sympathetic to and supportive of the Mixed Multi-Academy Trust Model and ethos of the Establishment.

Desired Qualifications

5 GCSE’s (incl. Maths and English Grade C or above).

A-Levels or equivalent qualification/s.

Future Prospects

We encourage all apprentices to seek permanent employment with the Trust.  Star Academies has ambitious growth plans and we seek driven professionals to join us on our outstanding journey.  We expect high levels of commitment, passion and engagement and in return we will provide rich opportunities for development and progression.

Things to Consider

Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is at the employers’ discretion and is subject to change. If this vacancy has been filled we will endeavour to support you in finding alternative vacancies.


Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship


Proposed Duration

12-18 months

Training to be Provided

Apprenticeship Level 2 in Business Administration, Functional Skills Level 1/2 in English, Maths and ICT if required


Apprenticeship Team

01254 292500





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