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Clerk to the Governing Body
  • Employer: College Town Primary School
  • Reference: Pri/19/105207
  • Published: Mon 29/07/2019, 13:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 13/09/2019, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 4 hours per week, Approx 16hrs per month on a casual basis
  • Salary: £10.25 - £14.78 depending on experience
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Berkshire

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Clerk to the Governing Body


Part time - approx 16 hours per month (but will vary depending on requirements of meetings)

BG grade I/H + fringe allowance.  Casual paid monthly in arrears via timesheets.

Starting hourly rate: £10.25 - £14.78per hour, depending on experience and including Fringe Allowance.


This is a key role providing administrative and advisory support to the Governing Body and reporting to the Chair of Governors.

You would be responsible for preparing agendas in consultation with the headteacher and the chair of governors; taking and writing 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 Governors’ Handbook, and provide accurate advice to governors as necessary.

There are usually 6 meetings of the full governing body per year as well as approximately 6-9 Committee meetings, 6 of which are currently held on the same day as the full governing body meetings. These are usually held between 7pm and 9pm and therefore willingness to attend evening meetings is essential. The remaining committee meetings are usually held during the school day.

The successful candidate 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.

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.

College Town Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed in the school must be aware that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be undertaken.

Job description and Person Specification are provided. Additional information can be obtained from the school office on 01276 31933.

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 13th September 2019

Applications will be reviewed on receipt and interviews will be held as required. Early application is therefore recommended and the school reserves the right to close the advert early on appointment of the post.

Start Date September 2019


How to Apply

Please apply online (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

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Equal Opportunities
We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration. We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.
We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification. To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.
Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment. This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate. To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at
Pre–employment medical check
You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.
On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk. Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

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