Clerk to the Governing Board - Ref: TV36018

Blackwood School, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield
Grade 5: Point 20 to Point 25 on Walsall Support staff pay scales (from £1103.18 - £1286.43 per annum pro rata)
05 Sep 2018
21 Sep 2018
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Blackwood School
Blackwood Road
Sutton Coldfield
B74 3PH
Tel: 0121 353 1876

Clerk to the Governing Board - Grade 5

100 hours per annum, worked during term time

Required as soon as possible: A clerk to serve our Governing Board

Salary: Grade 5:  Point 20 to Point 25 on Walsall Support staff pay scales (from £1103.18 - £1286.43 per annum pro rata)

Required as soon as DBS and reference checks are complete.

This post is a part-time permanent post to clerk 6 or 7 meetings per term and amounts to an anticipated 95 hours per annum worked within school or at home (for completing minutes). This will be paid as a monthly amount.

The Governing Body is looking to appoint an outstanding Clerk to Governors with immediate effect. The Clerk to Governors will be accountable to the Governing body, working effectively with the Chair of Governors, and with the Head Teacher. The Clerks main role is to provide professional clerking services to the governing body and its committees.

You will

  • Be able to accurate minutes from your own notes to then produce well-presented minutes for distribution.
  • Collate and distribute agendas and associated paperwork in advance of meetings.
  • Be available to take minutes at all meetings throughout the year, 4 full Governor meetings and approximately 15 committee meetings a year.
  • Meetings will usually take place in the late afternoons and early evenings.
  • Provide procedural and legal advice and guidance.
  • Attend relevant training events organised by the Local Authority.

Experience is desirable but not essential as training will be provided. Candidates should be competent in the use of a word processor, email and internet, be willing to use a cloud based ICT system and have access to a computer. Applicant must be able to work effectively to capture the business in detailed Governing Board meetings.

You should have an interest in education, be tactful and able to deal with matters confidentially. You should be reliable and have a good sense of humour.

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The school takes GDPR very seriously and will keep your data secure. For more information on how we secure, transfer, process and retain your data please refer to our privacy statement which will be sent with the application pack.

If you are interested in this position, a job description, person specification and an application form is available from the school website or from the School Administrator at the address and phone number above or e mail

Closing Date for applications: Wednesday 19th September 2018.

Interviews: Thursday 27th September 2018

Blackwood School is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils. We hold child safeguarding as a priority. On interview applicants will be asked for photo identification and proof of qualifications. Successful applicants will be subject to enhanced DBS checks. We welcome applicants regardless of gender, age ethnicity or religion’


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