North Road, Hartland, Devon, EX39 6BP

01237 441258


Hartland Primary School

Live, learn, enjoy and achieve


Vacancy for Clerk to the Trustees

The Trustees of the Atlantic Coast Cooperative trust ( which consists of 9 primary schools in North Devon) are looking to appoint a highly organised individual with a professional manner and effective communication skills to support its work. Duties will include attendance and minute taking at Trustee's meeting, the preparation and electronic distribution of agendas, minutes, documents and correspondence for all meetings, maintaining an annual cycle of Trustees  business, supporting the induction of new trustees and guiding the Trust Board  on procedural matters. Discretion and flexibility, plus excellent organisational and computer skills are essential in this role.

The role is offered at with a minimum 20  hours per annum and the potential for more,  on a self employed basis,at £15 per hour   to be worked in flexibly to fit in with the cycle of the Trust Board business during the year. The ideal candidate will already be registered as self employed or will would be willing to do so,


For a more detailed outline of the role pleased see the supporting information and application pack  on the ACCT Website- http://www.acct.educationFor an informal discussion about the post please contact Gina Finch on

TEL: 01237 451334/451315


Please return your completed application to Gina Finch via email .by the closing date.We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

A DBS disclosure is required for this post

 Closing date:   noon  Friday 22nd March 2019

Interview date:   TBD



Hartland Primary School is a  foundation member of the ACCT. We have been working with our Foundation and Partner Schools (Appledore Primary,Buckland Brewer Primary,  Instow Primary, Northam Federation, Parkham Primary, St Georges' Infant Northam, St Margarets' Junior Northam, St Mary’s Primary Bideford and Woolsery Primary) for a number of years. 

This year the trust has provided the children with opportunities for school council children to take part in an Anti-Bullying workshop and for children to take part in Socrates able and talented workshops. 

Our teachers have been able to spend time with other trust teachers moderating and sharing literacy and numeracy work. 

Our Trust partners are the University of St Mark and St John, Mole Valley Farmers, the Atlantic Racquet Centre, RHS Rosemoor, Devon County Council and the Diocese of Exeter.

As a member of a Co-operative Trust, our work is underpinned by the Co-operative Values and Ethics

Values: Democracy, Equality, Equity, Solidarity, Self- help & self – responsibility

Ethics: Openness Honesty Social responsibility Caring for Others

 Membership to the Atlantic Coast Co-operative Trust

We are currently working as a Trust to develop a strong membership based on our family members , parents and carers , our learners , our staff and governance team and our local community groups and individuals who work with our schools.


Membership is free; it requires no time commitment from you – other than the freedom to offer your opinion. Membership gives people a say, a voice and a feeling of ownership and we hope that you will all be happy to be seen as members of the school cooperative trust.

We will be developing a package of membership benefits in the coming twelve months and hope that you will help us to become a thriving cooperative


 We do not hold personal data on parents/ carers / family members and where there is data or details held within the school on staff and governors or community organisations then all data is held and used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. If you have any objections to cooperative membership , please do let us know.


If you want to become more involved however, then we would be happy to talk to you about a role within the “Soon To Be Established” Members Forum. The Forum will be convened in late 2016 and its representative Trustee will work with the ACCT Trust, shaping policies and keeping a watchful eye on progress.