Clerk to the Governing Body

Employer: Bracknell Forest Council | Kennel Lane School

  • Reference: TLRs/17/47887
  • Published on: Tue 14/11/2017 16:28 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 04/12/2017 09:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Permanent
  • Hours: approximately 300 hours per year.
  • Salary: £10.65 - £12.72 per hour depending on experience
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Kennel Lane School, Kennel Lane, Bracknell

Kennel Lane School

Clerk to the Governing Body

Salary: £10.65 - £12.72 per hour depending on experience, includes fringe allowance and an element of holiday entitlement

Permanent post, approximately 300 hours per year, daytime and some late afternoon working

We require an enthusiastic and dedicated individual for this key role in providing administrative and procedural advice to the school’s Governing Body. The job requires someone who is a good communicator who works well on their own using their own initiative and as part of a team. You will have excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills.

The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing agendas in consultation with the headteacher and the chair of governors; taking and typing up the minutes at governors’ meetings, and distributing documentation and other information to the governing body. The clerk will need to become familiar with the DfE’s Governance Handbook, and provide accurate advice to governors as necessary.

'The school's full governing body currently meets 5 times a year. The meetings are held late afternoon, starting at 4 pm and last approximately 2 to 2 and a half hours There are around 18 committee meetings a year and they all meet during the day; starting at 9.15 am and aim to finish by 11.30 am. All meetings are held at the school. Outside of meeting times work can be carried out from home or at the school.

The new clerk will also be expected to attend the termly briefing sessions held by the Local Authority which are held during the working day and take advantage of other training sessions that may be offered.

Kennel Lane School is a modern, vibrant and inclusive special school catering for the needs of learners who have a wide range of learning difficulties, aged from 2-19. We offer an exciting learning community where every individual is valued and nurtured. To find out more about our school please visit our website.

Applications can be completed via the Bracknell Forest Council website;

Closing date: Monday 4th December 2017

Interviews will be held on Friday 8th December 2017

Kennel Lane School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people

and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. Enhanced Disclosure and Barring

Service clearance will be sought from the successful candidates.

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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