Clerk to the Governors - Ref: TV30720
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Chuckery Primary School
Clerk to the Governors Role (part-time)
Term Time - Hours of work: 5 hours per week/195 hours per year
Salary: SCP 9-17 £2,405.65 - £2,818.50 actual annual salary based on 5 hours per week – term time only - Role commences: January 2021
Chuckery Primary School is seeking to appoint a Clerk to the Governors. This is a key role, providing administrative and procedural advice to the Governing Board. The post will include:
- liaising with the Headteacher and Chair of Governors, to arrange meetings, prepare agendas, circulate papers, taking the minutes at all governors meetings and acting as a central point of contact for all governors.
- To organise, file and update key documents to support the smooth running of the Governing Board.
- Provide advice to the Governing Board on governance, constitutional and procedural matters.
- To ensure regular and ongoing training for Clerk and Governors is completed
- Checking that the Governor pages of the school website and the DFE School Details are accurate and up-to-date, and liaising with the Chair of Governors or Headteacher with regard to compliance.
The ideal candidate will have clerking experience and hold or willing to work towards The accredited NGA Leading Governance programme Level 3 Certificate in the Clerking of School and Academy Governing Boards. The course costs will be covered by School.
There are approximately 12 Governing Body meetings per academic year which are held after school (usually between 5.00pm and 7.30pm and are mainly on Monday evenings). Attendance at meetings is essential. The Clerk may be required to undertake further ad-hoc meetings as needed which can be during the school day or on a different evening. Currently some meetings are held via Teams. This post is part time, with some home-based working alongside of working in the school, term time only.
The hours for the year are calculated on 195 years overall for the year, this is paid as 5 hours per week and requires a degree of flexibility from the post-holder as the schedule of meetings and workload around them can vary.
Personal attributes include being able to maintain confidentiality, being able to remain impartial, having a flexible approach to working hours, having good interpersonal skills, being able to work at times convenient to the Governing Board (including evening meetings).
- Closing date: 12 noon on 27th November.
- Shortlist: Monday 30th November.
- Interviews will be held on Monday 7th December.
Chuckery Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and Governors to share this commitment. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS check prior to appointment.
Application forms and further details are available by contacting the school by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning the school on 01922 449104.