Salary: Pro rata, £28,860 to £38,480

Hours: Varied, 2.5 to 3 hours a week annualised approximately 125 hours a year (17 days)

Closing: 29th February 2024

We are seeking an organised and detail-oriented individual to serve as the Clerk to the NASS Board of Trustees.

This role is crucial in supporting the administrative functions related to the Board of Trustees, ensuring effective governance and compliance with regulatory requirements. The ideal candidate will play a key role, alongside the Chair of Trustees and CEO, in facilitating communication and coordination among trustees, enabling the smooth operation of the organisation.


Your pivotal role in supporting our Board of Trustees

Salary: Pro rata, £28,860 to £38,480 (£15-£20 per hour dependent on experience)

Hours: Varied, 2.5 to 3 hours a week annualised approximately 125 hours a year (17 days)

Location: Home based with travel to meetings across the UK several times a year.

Pension: NASS will either contribute 10% of the salary into an employee’s private personal pension or the NASS organisational pension scheme.

Annual leave: Pro rata annual leave – 25 days per year, plus bank holidays.

Contract: Contracted service on an annual basis

As a highly organised and diligent Clerk, you will play an important role in ensuring the smooth operation of our governance structure, maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements, and facilitating effective communication among trustees, stakeholders, and the executive team.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Being the point of contact for NASS trustees and providing general administrative support for trustee activities.
  • Handling sensitive and confidential information with the utmost discretion.
  • Staying informed of legal and regulatory requirements affecting NASS and advising the NASS Chair and Key Officers’ Group on governance.
  • Acting as Company Secretary and ensuring statutory returns and updates are made to the Charity Commission and Companies House.


Your skills, qualifications, experience & attributes

You will have:

  • Proven experience as a charity clerk and familiar with charity governance and regulations in the UK.
  • Strong communication, organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Competence in using Microsoft office applications
  • Basic understanding of financial procedures and budgeting processes within a charity context.

Our recruitment pack contains full details of the role, responsibilities and person specifications. Download it here:


About NASS

NASS (National Association of Special Schools) is a membership organisation representing over 400 special schools in England and Wales, providing support, advice, information, events, training, and a strong voice for non-maintained special schools.

We are dedicated to helping our members be centres of excellent and innovative practice for children and young people with SEND.

The NASS team all work remotely across England and Wales.


How to apply

Please read the recruitment pack for full details of the role.

If you are excited about the opportunity to contribute to the governance of NASS, please send an email to with your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specifications.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 29th February. Interviews will be held on Friday 8th March via Teams.