Support Post Vacancy

St John’s Foundation Trust Marlborough


The Clerk to the Trustees is a voluntary position; nonetheless it is an important and vital position for the functioning and administration of the St John’s Foundation Trust (SJFT), a charity registered with the Charity Commission.  This Trust manages a charitable fund, land and investments for St John’s School (in Sept 2012 this will become an Academy).

The Clerk is described as a person who has a good relationship with and knowledge of St John’s School.  The Clerk is appointed by the Trustees.

The object of the Trust is to provide funds from time to time as agreed between the Trustees and the Academy Trust of the School for the sole benefit of the School, its students and education in the community.  It does this by reviewing cases from the School for provision of special funds or other benefits, not normally available through the public purse.

In addition, the SJFT is now also actively seeking a more involved and proactive part in learning or life-coaching initiatives proposed for and by the young people of St John’s School in the wider Marlborough community.

The SJFT comprises 5 trustees and meetings are held three times a year.  One of the trustees is elected as chair at the first ordinary meeting at start of each year.

The Clerk’s role is to convene meetings, x3 a year for ordinary meetings, for special/extraordinary meetings as required and to make arrangements for a suitable venue/room.

The Clerk works closely with the Chair, preparing and circulating agendas (and other documents for meetings and taking the minutes. Documents are prepared and circulated via personal computer and email.

The Clerk keeps the official Register of Trustees and monitors their terms of office, managing the process for renewal of trustees’ positions or replacement in the event a trustee wishes to step down.

The Clerk is currently a co-signee of the Trust’s bank accounts and manages the Trust’s banking facilities, as well as arranging for a local accountant to provide a simple year end accounts review.  Going forward, the Trust will review this to simplify the banking arrangements.

In recognition of the service and support provided by the Clerk, the Trust provides an honorarium (annual payment) of £500 to the Clerk.

(NB: If a trustee takes the role of Clerk, there is no honorarium or payment permitted.)

The Trust is seeking to fill this vacancy as soon as possible.  Applications should be made to SJFT Mr Roger Pratchett by email to

Closing Date for Applications: 30th June 2017

Registered Charity Number: 1078080

Registered Address: Hope Cottage, Lockeridge, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 4EL


Supporting Documents

Excalibur Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.