We are looking to appoint an experienced, proactive and efficient Clerk to the Governing Board to start as soon as possible. This is a key role providing administrative and procedural advice to the Governing Board, reporting to the Chair of Governors. We have recently undergone a full external review of the Governing body practises and now follow an annual planner which has streamlined all Clerk duties. An experienced clerk is available to provide mentoring and support if required.
Hours: Approximately 18hrs per month, depending on time of year.
This vital position ensures the effectiveness of the Governing Board by meeting the administrative and procedural requirements and enabling the board to have meaningful discussions. It is essential that the post holder acts independently from the operational running of the school, and confidentiality of sensitive data is paramount.
Primarily the clerk is responsible for preparing agendas in consultation with the Chair of Governors and Headteacher; taking and writing up the minutes of areas discussed by Governors, and distributing documentation and other information to the Governing Board. Several tasks must be completed annually to comply with legal requirements and The Clerk to Governors is responsible for ensuring these matters are attended to efficiently. The Clerk will also need to become familiar with the DFE’s Governance Handbook and provide accurate advice to Governors, as necessary.
There are typically three meetings of the full Governing Board per term and the rare occurrence of extraordinary full Governing Board Meetings and smaller working parties. Usually meetings take place in the evening and last on average two hours. A willingness and ability to attend all meetings is essential however, most of the administrative duties can be undertaken in the successful candidate’s own home. Currently meetings a virtual and we intend to explore options of virtual and in-person meetings.
The successful candidate will also be expected to attend termly briefing session held by the Local Authority which are during the working day and to also take advantage of other training sessions that may be offered.
Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills are essential. 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. It is expected the successful applicant will work from home using their own computer.
Further information together with a full job description can be obtained from the School Business Manager on email@example.com
Applications will be considered as they arrive with interviews likely to take place in November. The school reserves the right to close this advert once sufficient applications have been received.
OFSTED reported in their inspection in October 2017 that:
‘Staff morale is high and all who responded to the staff survey said they are proud to work at St. Michael’s and enjoy working there’
SIAMS recently reported:
“The Christian vision and motto of ‘Learning to Love, Love to Learn’ is apparent at every turn in this happy, nurturing school. This is transforming the lives of pupils and adults, enabling all to flourish”.