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The Learning Institute

The Learning Institute


The Learning Institute is currently advertising for the following role(s) to support our continuing growth and development as a provider of higher education, teacher training and apprenticeships.

This is an exciting opportunity to join The Learning Institute - the outreach arm of Westcountry Schools Trust. The Learning Institute removes barriers to learning for hard-to-reach groups and widens access for those parts of society where there is no tradition of undertaking higher study. It develops the infrastructure for social mobility and community cohesion by providing accessible, high-quality degree programmes which meet the needs of communities and professionals. The Learning Institute is an approved provider of initial teacher training and apprenticeships. Through partnerships with universities, it provides undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in education and health.

Clerk to the Local Governing Board 

Westcountry Schools Trust is seeking to recruit a Clerk to the Governing Board. The Trust is ideally looking for an individual with previous clerking or relevant experience. Please note, The Learning Institute meetings will be held at Sherford Vale School.

The Clerk to the Governing board will be expected to:

Provide advice to the governing board on governance, constitutional and procedural matters. The new regulations require governing boards to have regard to advice from the clerk in regards to exercising the governing board functions:

  • Provide effective administrative support to the governing board and its committees
  • Ensure the governing board is properly constituted in line with Trust requirements
  • Manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements
  • Undertake appropriate and regular training and development to maintain his/her knowledge and improve practice
  • Keep up-to-date with current educational developments and legislation affecting school governance

As employers we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  As part of our recruitment process successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and interviews will include questions about safeguarding children.

Hours are annualised, some hours may be suitable for home working. The clerk needs to be able to work at times convenient to the Governing Board, often in the evening, be able to travel to meetings and be available to be contacted at mutually agreed times.

For further details about this job and to download an application form, please visit the Trust website. Please send completed applications to

Closing date: 24th January 2021 at midnight.  Interviews will be held in mid-February 2021.

End-Point Assessor

The Learning Institute (Westcountry Schools Trust) is an End Point Assessment Organisation for apprenticeship standards.

We are currently seeking assessors for the End Point Assessment of the Academic Professional Standard.

Assessors for this standard should be qualified to Masters Degree (Level 7), have recent/current experience as an Academic Professional (Teaching and/or Research) and be a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy or Learned Society.

This will be a casual contract and remuneration will be paid on a "per apprentice" rate. Apprentices will be allocated according to need and availability.  You will expected to attend training (prior to undertaking your first EPA) and moderation activities.

For more details, including job description and application form, please contact Jacky Olver on