Clerk to the Local Governing Bodies

Staffordshire and Derbyshire
Grade 6 - £11.88 (6.1) rising to £13.37 (6.7) per hour
28 Sep 2021
26 Oct 2021
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Role: Clerk to the Local Governing Body

Salary: Grade 6 - £11.88 (6.1) rising to £13.37 (6.7) per hour (Pay Award Pending

Hours: 7hrs Per Meeting (including attendance and Preparation)

Contract Type: Casual – Approximately 4 LGB meetings per year, per school

Start Date: ASAP

 The de Ferrers Trust

Location: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0LL

The de Ferrers Trust is a mixed multi-academy trust based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.  The trust currently consists of seven schools (three secondaries and four primaries).  The trust educates approximately 5000 children and young people between the ages of 3 and 19 and employs 600 members of staff. 

Our vision is to ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.

At The de Ferrers Trust we believe in working hard, being kind and choosing wisely. We are privileged to work in a community where we have a positive impact on children’s lives and future every day. 

The Candidate

We are currently seeking to appoint a Clerk to Governors to join our team who is professional, personable and efficient.

The Clerk's main role is to provide professional clerking services to the Local Governing Body, and any panels. You will:

  • Provide a full clerking service to the Local Governing Body;
  • Be able to take accurate minutes from your own notes and then produce well-presented minutes for distribution;
  • Collate and distribute agendas and associated paperwork in advance of meetings;
  • Be available to take minutes at a minimum of 4 LGB meetings throughout the year. Meetings will normally take place in the evenings;
  • Be available to clerk any panels as and when required
  • Provide procedural and legal advice and guidance with the support of the Governance and Compliance Manager;
  • Maintain accurate records.

Experience is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.  A positive attitude to personal development and training with a flexible approach to working hours would be welcomed.

Please note, we will welcome applications on a job share basis for this role.  If you want to be considered for less meetings per year, please confirm this within your application.

Candidates will need excellent administration and communication skills, with experience of minute taking.  They will need good interpersonal and organisation skills and be competent in the use of Microsoft software, email and internet and will ideally have access to a computer.

Preparation and attendance for evening meetings will be payable on an hourly rate.  This is usually approximately 7 hours per meeting.

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful employees and offers excellent opportunities for you to grow and achieve.  We provide tailored Continuing Professional Development, mentoring, support and a range of development opportunities across the Trust.

Benefits Package

The de Ferrers Trust strives to be ‘Employer of Choice’ and are committed to the wellbeing and development of colleagues. Offering an excellent benefit package which includes:

·       Cycle to Work Scheme

·       Taste Card

·       Employee Assistance Programme

·       Discounted Gym Membership

How to Apply:
Start date: ASAP

Closing date: 26th October 2021

You can apply directly to the Trust HR Team via the Trust website or email your application to You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept C.Vs.

Please note: Completed applications should be received by 9:00am on the closing date.

If you do not hear back after 5 working days from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact 01283 372615 and ask to speak to Sandra Taylor, Governance and Compliance Manager.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.