School Governance Professional (formerly Clerk to Governors)
School Governance Professional (formerly Clerk to Governing Board)
Warwickshire Governor Services runs a clerking service for schools in the county and surrounding area. We wish to recruit additional School Governance Professionals/clerks to deliver a high-quality service to more schools, contributing to the provision of excellent education to their pupils.
The main duties are:
- providing advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional, and procedural matters.
- providing effective administrative support to the governing body and its committees, including minuting meetings to a high standard.
- ensuring the governing body is properly constituted.
- managing information effectively in accordance with legal requirements.
You will need excellent administrative, IT, and communication skills, the ability to work to deadlines and flexibility to work at times convenient to the governing body, typically early evening.
School Governance Professionals will be employed by Warwickshire County Council but will usually be allocated to specific schools. Day to day accountability is to the governing body.
It is a part-time role and hours can be agreed with candidates on an individual basis. Schools usually subscribe to the clerking service for 6, 10, or 12 meetings per academic year. Pay (including holiday enhancement) is £12.85 per hour.
We are looking for someone who:
- has good numeracy and excellent written skills, including being able to identify relevant information, take accurate notes at meetings and summarise information to prepare high quality minutes
- is computer literate, especially with Word, web, and email, and has access to equipment for working from home
- is an efficient administrator, able to use initiative and able to work under pressure including meeting deadlines
- can research and manage advice from a variety of sources
- is able to work with detailed information, such as DfE governance regulations and provide detailed and accurate advice
- can support volunteers and lay people in a professional way
- has excellent communications skills, including the ability to liaise, and build effective relationships with senior school staff and support them in a professional way
- understands the importance of confidentiality and integrity
- is willing to work in the evenings
- will undertake CPD and an accreditation programme
New School Governance Professionals will receive support in their first few weeks and will be expected to attend the first clerks’ induction course, held termly, after appointment. They are also expected to attend the follow-on Effective Clerking course within their first or second term. Continuing professional development is provided.
The LA also runs a half-day clerks’ conference annually.
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
For information about the role please contact: Catherine Chatterton – firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 1st November 2021
Interview Date: 11th & 15th Noveber 2021
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Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.