LA Clerk to Governors

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Warwick, Warwickshire
£11.30 per hour
18 Feb 2021
14 Mar 2021
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About us and the role

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 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.

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 £11.30 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.


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


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.

The LA also runs a half-day clerks’ conference annually.


Additional Information


For further details about role plesase contact Catherine Chatterton via


For full Job Description and Person Specification click link here.


Closing date 14th March 2021


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As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application demonstrates that they meet the criteria for the post. This means the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.


Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. Would particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from the BAME community, people with a disability and people from the LGBT+ Community.