LA Clerk to Governors

£10.50 per hour
23 Jul 2018
28 Aug 2018
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Contract Type
Annualised Hours
Working Pattern
Annualised Hours

Warwickshire Governor Services runs a clerking service for schools in the county and surrounding area. We wish to recruit additional clerks to deliver a high quality service to more schools, contributing to the provision of excellent education to their pupils 

The Role

Clerks will be employed by Warwickshire County Council, but will usually be allocated to specific schools. Day to day accountability is to the governing body. Clerks are expected to take on at least two governing bodies for a minimum of 60 hours a year per school clerked. Pay (inc holiday enhancement) is £10.50 per hour. The basic package to schools covers six full governing body meetings a year, but schools are encouraged to use the clerk for governing body committees. The governing body meetings are mainly in the evening so evening working will be required.

We are specifically looking for Solihull and the surrounding area.


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. 
Initial training and continuing professional development is provided. 
New clerks will receive support in their first few weeks, and will be expected to attend the first clerks’ induction course, held termly, after appointment. New clerks are also expected to attend the follow-on Effective Clerking course within their first or second term

Key Requirements

 We are looking for someone who:
• has a good standard of literacy and numeracy, and ability to produce 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
• can support volunteers and lay people in a professional way
• is able to communicate in person and in writing.
• understands the importance of confidentiality and integrity
• is willing to work in the evenings
• will undertake CPD and an accreditation programme 


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 further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Joanne Wain  on  01926 742674 

Closing Date: 26th August 2018
Interview Date: 19th September 2018

To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button.

Our method of application is online, you will also be required to upload a supporting statement of how you meet the essential criteria.

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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).


As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification

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