Clerk to Governors

15 September 2019
Admin/Clerical, School/Academy Services
Meadow House, Littleworth, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 2TB
Children, Families & Cultural Services
24th September 2019
£11.88 - £ 13.64 per hour

Are you looking for a flexible role that improves your work life balance, allows you to work from home and provides you with an opportunity to play an important role in supporting school governing bodies in meeting their responsibilities to improve the educational opportunities of children?

The demand for our clerking services for governing bodies both within and outside of Nottinghamshire is growing. We are therefore seeking to recruit suitably experienced people to act as Clerk to the Governing Bodies of a number of schools and academies. We are particularly seeking applications from the north of the county.

The Clerk to Governors is a professional role and you will be required to advise the governing body on a range of issues including procedural, legal and educational matters. You will also be expected to take minutes of the meeting.

We will provide you with:

  • A comprehensive induction with opportunities to shadow experienced Clerks.
  • Ongoing support via email or telephone from an experienced management team.
  • Twice termly briefing sessions to provide you with the information you need to carry out your role.
  • Personal portable IT equipment to help you work efficiently
  • On-going personal development. 

Whilst full training will be provided, a basic understanding of governing body procedures and education issues would be advantageous, as would experience of attending and minuting formal meetings.

Successful applicants will be allocated regular responsibility for several schools and will be required to attend their agreed governing body meetings during term time. The meetings are largely in the early evening, usually after 4:00pm but could occasionally take place during the daytime. You will be expected to undertake preparation and follow up work for each meeting. Clerks are paid a set 8.5 hours per governing body meeting, but the 8.5 hours will be worked over a period of weeks for each meeting. You will be working towards clerking approximately 10 meetings per term.

A high standard of written English, good communication, interpersonal skills and IT proficiency (including word processing, emails, uploading and downloading information from websites) are essential requirements.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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