Directorate: Children and Family Services
Section: School Governor Support
Grade: Level 5
Hours: A minimum of 10 hours per school term
Closing Date: This vacancy will close once the positions have been filled.
This is an exciting opportunity to help drive forward school improvement by making a significant contribution to effective governance.
The service currently has two vacancies for a Clerk to Governors. This is predominantly an evening role, supporting schools and academies, although some schools and academies do choose meet during the day.
The clerk will be accountable to the governing body, working effectively with the chair of governors/trustees, the Headteacher/Principal and other governors/trustees. As clerk, you will be responsible for the co-ordination and of the distribution of papers, meeting invites and minuting the meetings. Theclerk, fully supported by School Governor Services, will be responsible for advising the governing body about constitutional matters, duties and powers within the current legislative framework. All clerks will be trained to a nationally accredited level.
Whilst the role requires a commitment of a minimum of ten hours per term, the number of actual hours worked is flexible and open to negotiation - we support multiple schools, academies and boards across the city (and beyond) and there are plenty of opportunities available to work additional hours – as previously indicated, the nature of the work requires flexibility with most governing boards meeting in the evening.
The role of clerk to the governing body will suit someone with excellent organisational skills, who is used to working to deadlines, has good listening, oral and literacy skills and previous experience of accurate minute taking.
For more information about this exciting, and flexible, opportunity to join our team of clerks please contact Jane Fallows, Governor Support Manager on 01782 235891 / 07919 564461.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Stoke-on-Trent City Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this – we therefore encourage applications from all sections of our community. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed together.
Please note that if an employee who is currently at risk of redundancy within the organisation applies for this vacancy their application will receive priority. If this happens you will be advised accordingly.