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Castle Phoenix Trust - Kingsbury School

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: Tamworth Road , Kingsbury , England, Warwickshire, B78 2LF
  • Local Authority: Warwickshire County Council
  • Contact Name: Emma Over
  • Email Address: stovere@caludoncastle.co.uk
  • Telephone: 02476 444 822
Details

The Trust is looking for an efficient administrator to take on the role of Clerk to Governors at Kingsbury School.

The post will involve clerking approximately two evening meetings per term, a total of 6 over the year. However, there may be the opportunity to clerk additional meetings at other schools within the Trust if the need arises. Duties of the role will include attending Local Governing Body meetings, taking minutes and providing typed copies in a timely fashion.

Hours of work outside of the meetings, to prepare for meetings and to type up minutes, may be worked flexibly either in school or at home. This is an important role for the Trust. The clerk would be welcomed to be part of the support team in order to make a contribution to the success and effectiveness of governance at the Trust.

Denefield School

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: Long Lane, Tilehurst, Reading, England, Berkshire, RG31 6XY
  • Local Authority: West Berkshire Council
  • Contact Name: Eilidh Quinton
  • Email Address: EQN@denefield.org.uk
  • Telephone: 0118 9413458
Details

Job Description – Clerk to the Governing Board
June 2019

Reports to: Chair of Governors

Work Pattern: Term time only (average of 12 hours per week)

Purpose of the post:

The clerk to the governing board will be accountable to the governing board, working effectively with the chair of governors, the Headteacher and other governors. The clerk will be responsible for advising the governing board on constitutional matters, duties and power and will work within the broad current legislative framework. He/she will secure the continuity of governing board business and observe confidentiality requirements.

Core Responsibilities:
Meetings - the clerk to the governing board will:

• work effectively with the chair and Headteacher before the governing board meeting to prepare a purposeful agenda which takes account of Department for Education (DFE), Education Funding and Skills Agency (EFSA) and local authority (LA) issues and is focussed on school improvement
• ensure the governors and others produce agenda papers on time
• produce, collate and distribute the agenda and papers, so that recipients receive them at least seven clear day before the meeting
• record the attendance of governors at the meeting and take appropriate action re absences
• advise the governing board on governance, legislation and procedural matters where necessary before, during and after the meeting
• take notes of the governing board meetings to prepare minutes, including indicating who is responsible for any agreed action
• record all decisions accurately and objectively, with timescales for actions
• send drafts to the chair and Headteacher for amendment and approval by the chair
• copy and circulate the approved draft within seven clear days of the meeting
• advise absent governors of the date of the next meeting
• keep a minute book, or file of signed minutes, as an archive record
• liaise with the chair, prior to the next meeting, to receive an update on progress of actions agreed previously by the governing board
• chair that part of the meeting at which the chair is elected.

Membership - the clerk to the governing board will:

• maintain a database of names, addresses and category of governing board members, and their term of office and ensure that the DFE website Information about schools is kept up to date
• work with the Finance and Business Director to ensure that EFSA are advised of any governor resignations and appointments are communicated within 14 days
• work with the Chair of Governors to send a welcome pack and letter to newly appointed governors, including details of terms of office
• maintain copies of current terms of reference and membership of committee and working parties, as well as nominated governors (e.g. Safeguarding)
• advise governors of expiry of the term of office before term expires and organise elections (staff and parent governors) or appointments in a timely manner
• inform the governing board of any changes to its membership
• maintain governor meeting attendance records and advise the governing board of non- attendance of governors
• ensure that a register of governing board pecuniary interests (Register of business interests) is maintained, reviewed annually and lodged within the school
• check with the school’s personnel manager that Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS) has been successfully carried out on all new appointees and re-appointees.

Advice and information - the clerk to the governing board will:

• keep abreast of current educational developments and legislation affecting school governance
• advise the governing board on procedural issues
• have access to appropriate legal advice, support and guidance
• ensure that new governors have a copy of the DfE Governors’ Handbook, DFE’s competency framework for school governors and the Academies Financial Handbook and other relevant information
• take action on the governing board’s agreed policy to support new governors, taking account of the guidance for Headteacher’s and chairs of governors on the national training programme for new governors, and induction materials and courses made available by the LA and others
• ensure that statutory policies are in place, adding policies to the school website as appropriate and maintaining the Key’s Compliance Checker as a mechanism for ensuring timely review of school policies
• maintain records of governing board correspondence.

Professional development - the clerk to the governing board will:

• successfully complete the national training programme for clerks or its equivalent
• attend briefings (e.g Local Authority clerks’ training) and participate in professional development opportunities
• keep up to date with current educational developments and legislation affecting school governance.

Extra duties - the clerk may be asked to perform as part of their duties any of the following:

• clerk some or all statutory and non-statutory governing board committees
• assist with the elections of parent and staff governors
• give advice and support to governors taking on new roles such as chair or chair of a committee
• participate in, and contribute to the training of governors in areas appropriate to the clerking role
• maintain a file of relevant DFE/EFSA and LA documents
• maintain archive materials
• prepare briefing papers for the governing board as necessary
• work with the Chair and key school personnel to prepare an annual calendar of meetings and the cycle of agenda items for meetings of the governing board and its committees.

Other Responsibilities:

• Any other appropriate tasks as delegated by the Headteacher and Chair of Governors.

The school's aims and CHARACTER values will shape the way you carry out these responsibilities.
Governing board meeting means all meetings of the governing board, including sub committees and pupil disciplinary meetings (GDMs) and any appeal hearings.

Doucecroft School

  • Type of school: Middle
  • Address: Abbotts Lane, Eight Ash Green, Colchester, England, Essex, CO6 3QL
  • Local Authority: Essex County Council
  • Contact Name: Andrea Morley
  • Email Address: andrea.morley@balanceec.com
  • Telephone: 07720 711897
Details

Doucecroft is a residential Special School for boys and girls from the age of 3 – 19 and is part of the Autism Anglia charity. We are looking for a Clerk who can support us in achieving excellence in governance, working in partnership with our Chair and Governors, Headteacher and School Business Manager and other members of the school/Autism Anglia team.


We would like to hear from you if you are an experienced Clerk or governance professional, or if you are someone who can offer what we are looking for in key areas and would be excited to learn and develop in the role with our support. You will need to be able to manage your own time effectively, be comfortable chasing busy people to ensure deadlines are met and confident in taking the initiative to find relevant information on behalf of the Governing Body. A flexible approach to working hours is essential, to accommodate daytime and evening meetings, as is your tact, diplomacy and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
Doucecroft is a welcoming school community with a dedicated, enthusiastic and friendly Governing Body committed to developing its own effectiveness and valuing the Clerk’s role in facilitating good governance and we hope the role might be of interest to you.
 

Doucecroft School

  • Type of school: Middle
  • Address: Abbotts Lane, Eight Ash Green, Colchester, England, Essex, CO6 3QL
  • Local Authority: Essex County Council
  • Contact Name: Andrea Morley
  • Email Address: andrea.morley@balanceec.com
  • Telephone: 07720 711897
Details

Doucecroft is a residential Special School for boys and girls from the age of 3 – 19 and is part of the Autism Anglia charity. We are looking for a Clerk who can support us in achieving excellence in governance, working in partnership with our Chair and Governors, Headteacher and School Business Manager and other members of the school/Autism Anglia team.


We would like to hear from you if you are an experienced Clerk or governance professional, or if you are someone who can offer what we are looking for in key areas and would be excited to learn and develop in the role with our support. You will need to be able to manage your own time effectively, be comfortable chasing busy people to ensure deadlines are met and confident in taking the initiative to find relevant information on behalf of the Governing Body. A flexible approach to working hours is essential, to accommodate daytime and evening meetings, as is your tact, diplomacy and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
Doucecroft is a welcoming school community with a dedicated, enthusiastic and friendly Governing Body committed to developing its own effectiveness and valuing the Clerk’s role in facilitating good governance and we hope the role might be of interest to you.
 

Educate Together Academy Trust

  • Type of school: Primary
  • Address: Avonvale Road, Bristol, England, Bristol, BS5 9RH
  • Local Authority: Bristol City Council
  • Contact Name: Claire Mills
  • Email Address: recruitment@educatetogether.org.uk
  • Telephone: 0117 3790119
Details

An exciting opportunity for a Governance professional to play a key role in this fast growing multi academy trust in Bristol and surrounding areas. Responsible to the Chair of Trustees and Chief Executive, the Job Holder will ensure the Trust is compliant with its corporate governance commitments as well as facilitating effective and efficient communications between the Trust’s Members, the Board of Trustees, the executive management and the local governing bodies of the academies.


Full management of Board and Committee meeting arrangements, including the coordination of the corporate meetings calendar, setting, preparing and distributing high quality agendas, papers and minutes in a timely manner, often under tight time restraints; Provide advice on corporate governance issues and best practice; Maintaining the Trust's corporate governance structure charts and registers; Maintaining the Trust’s online documentary archive and communications tool; Facilitating and advising the local academy governance bodies to ensure their interface role between the Trust, the Executive management, the schools and other stakeholders is working effectively; Maintaining and publishing an up-to-date central conflicts of interest register, including requesting regular declarations from Trustees and senior leaders.

English Martyrs Catholic Primary School

  • Type of school: Primary
  • Address: Dee Road, Reading, England, Berkshire, RG30 4BE
  • Local Authority: Reading Borough Council
  • Contact Name: Catherine Doberska
  • Email Address: head@englishmartyrs.reading.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 01189375466
Details

We are looking for an effective and efficient administrator to take on this important role – experience is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.
You will need to be able to attend meetings (usually held in the evenings) and you will work closely with the Chair of Governors, Headteacher and other governors.
Good administration and IT skills are important, as well as an understanding of the confidential nature of the role.
Applications will be considered on receipt.
www.englishmartyrs.reading.sch.uk/news-events/vacancies

Great Bedwyn CofE School

  • Type of school: Primary
  • Address: Farm Lane, Great Bedwyn, Marlborough, England, Wiltshire, SN8 3TR
  • Local Authority: Wiltshire Council
  • Contact Name: Nicola Hickford
  • Email Address: nicola.hickford@excalibur.org.uk
  • Telephone: 01672 516156
Details

Clerking opportunity Great Bedwyn Primary School
Part time – mainly term time

The local governing body of Great Bedwyn Primary School is looking for an efficient, organised person to provide administrative support.

The purpose of the local governing body (LGB) is to ensure the best possible outcomes for every child in the school. To achieve this they focus on:-

standard and quality of education in the academy
welfare of students at the academy
the relationship between the academy and the local community


A good clerk is vital to the success of the governing body. Working closely with the Chair and Principal you will ensure that meeting agendas are prepared and papers distributed in a timely manner. At meetings you will take notes from which to prepare the minutes, provide support and advice to the Chair and governors ensuring that all delegated obligations are fulfilled. You will also provide support with governor elections, appointment and induction, maintaining records as required.

The LGB meet six times each year; meeting in the evening. You will need to be self-motivated and well organised with good IT skills and the ability to plan and prioritise your workload. It is essential that you are able to work with diplomacy, sensitivity and absolute confidentiality at all times.

Previous experience is not necessary as full training will be given with support and mentoring from the Excalibur central team.



For an informal discussion about the role contact Nicola Hickford, Clerk to the Directors 01672 516156 ext 455

Hours: 110.5 per year
Salary: NJC 12-17 (£11.19-£12.35 per hour)
Start Date: 01 September 2019
Closing Date for Applications: 04 July 2019


Excalibur Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.

Islington Futures

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: Donegal Street, Islington, London, England, London, N1 9QG
  • Local Authority: Islington Borough Council
  • Contact Name: Vicki Burcham
  • Email Address: admin@islingtonfutures.org
  • Telephone: 02078370739
Details

Clerk to the Governing Body required for September 2019 or sooner


Hours: 25 hours per week, term time only with agreed school holiday working

Salary: SO2/PO1 (£33,759-£36,486) depending on experience (pro rata)

The Islington Futures Federation Governing Body consists of two secondary schools; Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School (EGA) and Beacon High (BH) and two primary schools; Copenhagen Primary School (CPS) & Vittoria Primary School (VPS) all in the London Borough of Islington.

Please visit our website for further information www.islingtonfutures.org

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Friday 26th July 2019

Date of Interviews: Tuesday 6th August 2019

Lambourn CofE Primary School

  • Type of school: Primary
  • Address: Greenways, Hungerford, England, Berkshire, RG17 7LJ
  • Local Authority: West Berkshire Council
  • Contact Name: Rachel Duke
  • Email Address: principal@lambourn.excalibur.org.uk
  • Telephone: 0148871479
Details

WE ARE SEEKING TO APPOINT AN ORGANISED AND MOTIVATED CLERK TO THE LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

The Trust is looking for an efficient administrator to take on the role of Clerk to Governors at Lambourn Primary School, working in partnership with the Chair, Governors, Principal and School Business Manager.

Duties of the role will include attending Local Governing Body meetings, taking minutes and providing typed copies in a timely fashion as well as ensuring governance compliance.

Hours of work outside of the meetings, to prepare for meetings and to type up minutes, may be worked flexibly either in school or at home. This is an important role for the Trust, as it is part of the support team aiming to achieve excellence in governance across the Trust.

We would like to hear from you if you are an experienced Clerk or governance professional, or if you are someone who can offer what we are looking for in key areas and would be excited to learn and develop in the role with our support. You will need to be able to manage your own time effectively, be comfortable chasing busy people to ensure deadlines are met and confident in taking the initiative to find relevant information on behalf of the Governing Body. A flexible approach to working hours is essential, to accommodate daytime and evening meetings, as is your tact, diplomacy and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

Lambourn is a large village set in rolling hills with excellent links to Swindon, Wantage and Newbury. We have strong links with the local community, including the racing industry and have excellent support from our parents. We are very proud of our first class facilities. We have huge grounds and a swimming pool, two minibuses, good ICT and an outstanding new building.

Hours: 110.5 per year
Salary: NJC 12-17 (£11.19-£12.35 per hour)
Start Date: 01 September 2019
Closing Date for Applications: 04 July 2019

Please apply online at https://excalibur.careers.eteach.com/o/clerk-to-local-governing-body


Excalibur Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be sought from the successful candidate.

Leigh Academies Trust

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: Carnation Road , Strood, Rochester , England, Kent, ME2 2SX
  • Local Authority: Medway Council
  • Contact Name: Holly Neve
  • Email Address: holly.neve@latrust.org.uk
  • Telephone: 01634412263
Details

Leigh Academies Trust is seeking to appoint a Governance Clerk who will join us in September 2019 in this brand new role. This is a rare opportunity to join a successful and growing organisation at a key phase in its growth and development, making this a pivotal role. Joining the Executive Team, the successful candidate will enjoy a highly demanding role clerking Academy Boards, exclusion hearings, appeals and independent review panels in South East London and North West Kent. You will also provide clerking duties for KMT, a LAT partner offering teacher training working with a number of consortium schools.

Key responsibilities are as follows;

Take notes of meetings to prepare detailed minutes, including indicating who is responsible for any agreed action. Record all decisions accurately and objectively with timescales for actions, monitoring the progress of actions and remind responsible persons of outstanding items and timeframes.
Attend and take notes of student exclusion hearings/appeals and independent review panels in order to prepare concise minutes.
Work effectively with the Governance Officer for South East London and North West Kent.
Send draft minutes to the Governance Officer and make amendments as appropriate.
Liaise and support Leigh Academies Trust Company Secretary to ensure correct advice is provided to the Chairpersons on procedural issues as and when required.
Proofreading services for the Trust Executive.
Carry out any other duties commensurate with the grade and general responsibilities of the post.
Comply with Health and Safety Regulations associated with your employment.
Ensure governance compliance of all South East London and North West Kent academy websites.
Research and amend relevant policies.
Provide cover for fellow Governance Clerk in Medway and Central Kent in their absence.

Please be mindful that the successful applicant must be experienced in taking minutes for large meetings in excess of 20 attendees as this is a crucial part of the role. The full Job Description can be viewed by clicking here. The working basis of this role is part-time (4 days per week; Tuesday – Friday) but we require our successful candidate to be flexible; meetings will be a mixture of daytime and evening start times (approximately five meetings per term are held in the evening) and the Clerk will be able to claim TOIL for time worked outside of their contractual hours. A calendar of meetings is published in advance and is available on request to prospective candidates. Interviews for the role will take place on Friday 17th May 2019.

What are we looking for in you? As a Trust, we seek to recruit talented individuals that can not only help to build the success of our academies but also people that are engaging and passionate about what they do. The successful candidate will have very high professional standards, considerable discretion and be highly organised, demonstrating integrity in all they do. First-rate minute taking skills are essential. You will be comfortable in dealing with a range of stakeholders from central and local government officials, governors, sponsors and a diverse range of individuals and groups within the local community. Click here to view the Person Specification.

Please note: to support your application, please provide an example of previous minutes you have taken as evidence of your work. Please email through the minutes as an attachment to talent@latrust.org.uk, anonymising any sensitive information in the document as appropriate.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open in September 2020. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust

Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

To apply for this role, please see the following link https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/leighacademiestrust/DisplayJob.aspx?jobid=2103

Leigh Academies Trust

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: Carnation Road , Strood, Rochester , England, Kent, ME2 2SX
  • Local Authority: Medway Council
  • Contact Name: Holly Neve
  • Email Address: talent@latrust.org.uk
  • Telephone: 01634412263
Details

Leigh Academies Trust is seeking to appoint a Governance Clerk who will join us in September 2019 in this brand new role. This is a rare opportunity to join a successful and growing organisation at a key phase in its growth and development, making this a pivotal role. Joining the Executive Team, the successful candidate will enjoy a highly demanding role clerking Academy Boards, exclusion hearings, appeals and independent review panels in South East London and North West Kent. You will also provide clerking duties for KMT, a LAT partner offering teacher training working with a number of consortium schools.

Key responsibilities are as follows;

Take notes of meetings to prepare detailed minutes, including indicating who is responsible for any agreed action. Record all decisions accurately and objectively with timescales for actions, monitoring the progress of actions and remind responsible persons of outstanding items and timeframes.
Attend and take notes of student exclusion hearings/appeals and independent review panels in order to prepare concise minutes.
Work effectively with the Governance Officer for South East London and North West Kent.
Send draft minutes to the Governance Officer and make amendments as appropriate.
Liaise and support Leigh Academies Trust Company Secretary to ensure correct advice is provided to the Chairpersons on procedural issues as and when required.
Proofreading services for the Trust Executive.
Carry out any other duties commensurate with the grade and general responsibilities of the post.
Comply with Health and Safety Regulations associated with your employment.
Ensure governance compliance of all South East London and North West Kent academy websites.
Research and amend relevant policies.
Provide cover for fellow Governance Clerk in Medway and Central Kent in their absence.

Please be mindful that the successful applicant must be experienced in taking minutes for large meetings in excess of 20 attendees as this is a crucial part of the role. The full Job Description can be viewed by clicking here. The working basis of this role is part-time (4 days per week; Tuesday – Friday) but we require our successful candidate to be flexible; meetings will be a mixture of daytime and evening start times (approximately five meetings per term are held in the evening) and the Clerk will be able to claim TOIL for time worked outside of their contractual hours. A calendar of meetings is published in advance and is available on request to prospective candidates. Interviews for the role will take place on Friday 17th May 2019.

What are we looking for in you? As a Trust, we seek to recruit talented individuals that can not only help to build the success of our academies but also people that are engaging and passionate about what they do. The successful candidate will have very high professional standards, considerable discretion and be highly organised, demonstrating integrity in all they do. First-rate minute taking skills are essential. You will be comfortable in dealing with a range of stakeholders from central and local government officials, governors, sponsors and a diverse range of individuals and groups within the local community. Click here to view the Person Specification.

Please note: to support your application, please provide an example of previous minutes you have taken as evidence of your work. Please email through the minutes as an attachment to talent@latrust.org.uk, anonymising any sensitive information in the document as appropriate.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open in September 2020. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust

Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

To apply for this role, please see the following link https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/leighacademiestrust/DisplayJob.aspx?jobid=2103

Milton Abbot School

  • Type of school: Primary
  • Address: Milton Abbot, Nr Tavistock, Devon, England, Devon, PL190PS
  • Local Authority: Devon County Council
  • Contact Name: Maria Jones
  • Email Address: admin@miltonabbot.devon.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 01822870273
Details

The Governing Body of Milton Abbot Community Primary School is looking to appoint a highly organised individual with a professional manner and effective communication skills to support its work. Duties will include attendance and minute taking at governors’ meetings, the preparation and electronic distribution of agendas, minutes and correspondence for all meetings, maintaining a policy review cycle and an annual cycle of governor business, supporting the induction of new governors and guiding the Governing Body on procedural matters. Training will be provided. Discretion and flexibility, plus excellent organisational and computer skills are essential in this role.
The hours will be 180 hours per annum to be worked flexibly to fit in with the cycle of governing body business during the year. Meetings are normally held at 5pm on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, although this is subject to change. . If you feel that you have the skills and abilities that we are looking for we would be very pleased to hear from you.

Moordown St John's

  • Type of school: Primary
  • Address: Vicarage Road, Bournemouth, Bournemouth, England, Dorset, BH9 2SA
  • Local Authority: Bournemouth Borough Council
  • Contact Name: Andy Swain
  • Email Address: andrew.x.swain@outlook.com
  • Telephone: 07823524716
Details

Clerk to the Governors of the school. 7 evening meetings to be minuted in a school year. Salary and hours can be discussed.

Nene Valley Partnership

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: Wollaston School, Irchester Road, Wollaston, England, Northamptonshire, NN29 7PH
  • Local Authority: Northamptonshire County Council
  • Contact Name: Louisa Nixon
  • Email Address: l.nixon@wollaston-school.net
  • Telephone: 01933 663501
Details

The Nene Valley Partnership Academy Trust (NVP) is a newly established multi-academy trust with both primary and secondary schools located in a semi-rural area of Northamptonshire.

Due to the formation of the Multi Academy Trust, we are now seeking to appoint a Clerk to the Trust Board to provide advice to the members/trustees/governing board on governance, constitutional and procedural matters.

The new regulations require governors to have regard to advice from the clerk in regards to exercising the Trust Board functions:

• Provide effective administrative support to the Trust Board and its committees
• Ensure the Trust Board is properly constituted
• Manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements

The clerk to the Trust Board will:

1. Provide advice to the Trust Board

• Advise the Trust Board on governance legislation and procedural matters where necessary before, during and after meetings;
• Act as the first point of contact for governors with queries on procedural matters;
• Have access to appropriate legal advice, support and guidance, and where necessary seek advice and guidance from third parties on behalf of the Trust Board;
• Inform the Trust Board of any changes to its responsibilities as a result of a change in school status or changes in the relevant legislation;
• Offer advice on best practice in governance, including on committee structures and self-evaluation;
• Ensure that statutory policies are in place, and are revised when necessary, with the assistance of staff;
• Advises on the annual calendar of Trust Board meetings and tasks;
• Send new Trustees induction materials and ensure they have access to appropriate documents, including any agreed Code of Practice;
• Contribute to the induction of Trustees taking on new roles.

2. Effective administration of meetings

• With the chair and CEO prepare a focused agenda for the Trust Board meeting and committee meeting;
• Liaise with those preparing papers to make sure they are available on time, and distribute the agenda and papers as required by legislation or other regulations;
• Ensure meetings are quorate;
• Record the attendance of Trustees at meetings (and any apologies – whether they have been accepted or not), and take appropriate action in relation to absences, including advising absent Trustees of the date of the next meeting;
• Draft minutes of Trust Board meetings, indicating who is responsible for any agreed action with timescales, and send drafts to the chair and (if agreed by the Trust Board), the Headteacher;
• Circulate the reviewed draft to all Trustees (members of the committee), the Headteacher (if not a governor) and other relevant body, such as the local authority/diocese/foundation/trust as agreed by the Trust Board and within the timescale agreed with the Trust Board;
• Follow-up any agreed action points with those responsible and inform the chair of progress.

3. Membership

• Advise Trustees and appointing bodies in advance of the expiry of a governor’s term of office, so elections or appointments can be organised in a timely manner;
• Chair that part of the meeting at which the chair is elected, giving procedural advice concerning conduct of this and other elections;
• Maintain a register of Trustee pecuniary interests and ensure the record of Trustees’ business interests is reviewed regularly and lodged within the school;
• Ensure Disclosure and Barring (DBS) has been carried out on any governor when it is appropriate to do so;
• Maintain a record of training undertaken by members of the Trust Board;
• Maintain Trustee meeting attendance records and advise the chair of potential disqualification through lack of attendance;
• Advise the Trust Board on succession planning (of all roles, not just the chair).

4. Manage Information

• Maintain up to date records of the names, addresses and category of Trust Board members and their term of office, and inform the Trust Board and any relevant authorities of any changes to its membership;
• Maintain copies of current terms of reference and membership of any committees and working parties and any nominated Trustees e.g. Child-protection, SEND;
• Maintain a record of signed minutes of meetings in school, and ensure copies are sent to relevant bodies on request and are published as agreed at meetings;
• Maintain records of Trust Board correspondence;
• Ensure copies of statutory policies and other school documents approved by the Trust Board are kept in the school and published as agreed, for example, on the website.

5. Personal Development
• Undertake appropriate and regular training and development to maintain his/her knowledge and improve practice;
• Keep up-to-date with current educational developments and legislation affecting school governance;
• Participate in regular performance management.

5. Additional Services

The clerk may be asked to undertake the following additional duties:

• Clerk any statutory appeal committees/panels the Trust Board is required to convene: if the clerk is not contracted to set up and clerk these panels, the Trust Board will have to make an alternative arrangement;
• Participate in, and contribute to the training of Trustees in areas appropriate to the clerking role;
• Maintain a file of relevant Department for Education (DfE), local authority and church authorities (if appropriate) guidance documents;
• Maintain archive materials;
• Prepare briefing papers for the Trust Board, as necessary;
• Conduct skills audits and advise on training requirements and the criteria for appointing new Trustees relevant to vacancies;
• Perform such other tasks as may be determined by the Trust Board or CEO from time to time.
• There may be the opportunity to clerk in addition for one of the school Local Governing Bodies.
 

Abbey Court School

  • Address: Rede Court Road, Strood, ME2 3SP
  • Local Authority: Medway
  • Contact Name: Linda Taylor
  • Email Address: tayll036@abbeycourt.medway.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 01634 338220
Details

Aldridge Education

  • Type of school: Multi Academy Trust
  • Local Authority: Brighton and Hove
  • Contact Name: Theresa Palmer
  • Email Address: theresa.palmer@aldridgeeducation.org
  • Telephone: 0207 297 0366
Details

Role is for the Brighton and Hove area to support Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, commonly known as BACA secondary, and Portslade Aldridge Community Academy, commonly known as PACA secondary.

NGA job description is being used. 

 

Ascot Road Community Free School

  • Type of school: Primary School
  • Address: Watford
  • Local Authority: Hertfordshire
  • Contact Name: David Gelernter
  • Email Address: davidgee2@hotmail.com
Details

Clerking for governors meetings six per year; clerking for committee meetings three per year; liasing with Chair of Governors and Principal.

We are an ambitious expanding primary school with a strong governing body. 

Aston University Students' Union

  • Type of school: Charity
  • Address: Aston University Campus, B4 7ES
  • Local Authority: Birmingham
  • Contact Name: Max McLoughlin
  • Email Address: m.mcloughlin@aston.ac.uk
Details

We are a charity (reg. charity 1152067) representing students at Aston University.

Board meets 5/6 times per year for two hours. 

Barham Primary School

  • Type of school: Maintained Primary School
  • Address: Danethorpe Road, Wembley, HA0 4RQ
  • Local Authority: Brent
  • Contact Name: Dot D'Souza
  • Email Address: admin@barham.brent.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 0208 902 3706
Details

Advert available here

Job Description available here

Person Specification available here

Bedford Borough Council

  • Address:  Bedford Borough Council, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP
  • Contact Name: Julia Newman
  • Email Address: julia.newman@bedford.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01234 718387
Details

Bedford Borough Council Governor Services do not run a Clerking service. However, from time to time Governing Boards from Maintained schools, Academies and Free schools ask for help to recruit a new permanent clerk or to request temporary cover.

The pay and job description will be available on request from an individual establishment looking to recruit a new clerk. We strongly advise that the job description is based on the one provided by the National Governance Association and our Governance service provides support and training for new and experienced clerks

Benson CE Primary School

  • Address: Oxford Road, Benson, Wallingford, OX10 6LX
  • Local Authority: Oxfordshire
  • Email Address: office.3181@benson.oxon.sch.uk
Details

Clerk to the governors required from September 2018. Two hours per week, term time only. (Grade 7 - £10.92 per hour.)

Bugbrooke Community Primary School

  • Type of school: Maintained School
  • Address: High Street, Bugbrooke, Northampton, NN73PA
  • Local Authority: Northamptonshire
  • Contact Name: Mrs Linda Hopper
  • Email Address: bursar@bugbrooke.northants-ecl.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01604 830610 
Details

We are looking to appoint a part time Clerk to the Governing Body with outstanding personal, organisational and computing skills to join our school. The hours per week will depend on the numbr of meetings and any additional related work required for the Full Governing Body, Finance and Personnel Commitee, Learning and Achievement Committee, and the Health & Safety and Premises Committee.

Please see: http://www.bugbrookeprimaryschool.co.uk/our-school/vacancies for more details. 

Cambridgeshire County Council

  • Type of school: Camclerk Clerking Service
  • Local Authority: Cambridgeshire
  • Contact Name: Anna-Marie Cooper
  • Email Address: anna-marie.cooper@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01223 715322
Details

We are seeking to appoint clerks to deliver a high quality clerking service to support governing bodies in Cambridgeshire schools. The main duties of the post will include: producing agendas and minutes to a consistently high standard; providing advice to the governing body on governance legislation and procedural matters; planning and facilitating governing body meetings in consultation with the chair of governors and headteacher; maintaining records of governing body business and membership.
£10.71/hour plus a small homeworking allowance and a Camclerk allowance. 

Carrington Junior School

  • Type of school: Community Primary School
  • Local Authority: Buckinghamshire
  • Contact Name: Anne Sheddick
  • Email Address: anne.sheddick@gmail.com
  • Telephone: 07801 518768
Details

We are looking for an experienced clerk for our GB to clerk four FGB meetings pa and 1 Finance and 1 Education/curriculum committee per term. The job description is as described by NGA.  We keep all our documentation on Governor Hub and streamline administration in this way and support and training will be available via Buckinghamshire Learning Trust (governor services.) The clerk can be engaged on a contract or employed basis, reporting to the chair of governors. We anticipate a contract for approx 150 hours pa, term time only £2500-£3000 per annum depending on experience and whether self employed or employed.

Carter Community School

  • Type of school: Secondary School
  • Address: Blandford Road, Poole, BH15 4BQ
  • Local Authority: Poole
  • Contact Name: Tracy Smith
  • Email Address: smitht@carter.poole.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 01202 676789
Details

Hours as per LGB schedule, faculty review schedule and any ad hoc service, i.e. exclusion reviews, discplinary held by the LGB members.

£9 per hour.

Full clerk to governors service required. 

Advert available here

Castle Trust

  • Type of school: Multi-Academy Trust
  • Address: The Joiners' Shop, the Historic Dockyard, ME4 4TZ
  • Local Authority: Medway
  • Contact Name: Emma Taaffe
  • Email Address: etaaffe@thecastletrust.co.uk
Details

Medway Hub Clerk Vacancy, part-time, freelance, range £8.50 to £10.50 per hour (depending on experience.) Approx. 230 hours per annum. Closing date: Friday 25th January 2019.

The Castle Trust has a vacancy for a Medway Hub Clerk to provide full clerking services to the Delce Academy Local Advisory Committee and also to support the Trust's Headteachers' Working Party. This is a freelance position with scope to increase hours if further school joins the Medway Hub. For more details and to apply, please see our website: www.thecastletrust.co.uk

Central RSA Academies Trust

  • Type of school: Academy Trust
  • Address: Assay Studios, Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 1SF.
  • Local Authority: Sandwell and Worcestershire
  • Contact Name: Jane Dominese
  • Email Address: jdominese@centralrsaacademies.co.uk
  • Telephone: 0121 270 3117
Details

Please see advert attached.

Job description available here

 

 

CfBT Schools Trust

  • Type of school: Primary School
  • Address: Brent
  • Local Authority: Brent
  • Contact Name: Liza Silvanian
  • Email Address: lsilvanian@gladpark.brent.sch.uk
Details

Gladstone Park Primary School (Brent)

Job Advert available here

Job Specification available here

Job Description available here

Application Form available here

 

Colwall C of E Primary School

  • Local Authority: Herefordshire
  • Contact Name: Alison Darling
  • Email Address: alidarling@me.com
  • Telephone: 01684 541736 
Details

The Governors are seeking to appoint a reliable and efficient Clerk to the Governing Body.

Corfe Hills School Academy Trust

  • Type of school: Secondary (13-18) Academy
  • Address: Higher Blandford Road, Broadstone, Dorset, BH18 9BG.
  • Local Authority: Dorset
  • Contact Name: Stacey Michaelides
  • Email Address: smichaelides@corfehills.net
  • Telephone: 01202 656300
Details

We are seeking an independent, experienced, skilled and qualified clerk for the governing board of Corfe Hills School Academy Trust.  Clerking duties will include providing advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters, providing effective minutes of meetings and efficient administrative support, ensuring the governing body is properly constituted and management of information is in accordance with legal requirement.  Experience of working with an Academy trust would be advantageous. Please visit www.corfehills.net for further details and an application form.

Courthouse Junior School

  • Type of school: Community School
  • Local Authority: Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Telephone: 01628 626958
Details

Job Advert available here 

Deanshanger Primary School

  • Type of school: Primary School
  • Local Authority: Northamptonshire
  • Contact Name: Naomi Godwin
  • Email Address: businessmanager@deanshanger.northants.sch.uk 
  • Telephone: 01908 268920 
Details

Job Advert 

Dedworth Middle School

  • Type of school: Middle School Academy, part of the Windsor Learning Partnership (MAT)
  • Address: Windsor
  • Local Authority: Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Contact Name: Patty Cohen
  • Email Address: patty.cohen@btinternet.com
Details

General clerking duties; six full meetings a year (three half days in school time and three evenings); working without formal committees. Details of how we work on governors' page of school website: www.dedworthmiddle.co.uk. Training and local Clerks' Briefing Meetings led by RBWM (now Achieve for Children CIC.)

Educate Together Academy Trust

  • Type of school: Multi Academy Trust
  • Address: Avonvale Road, Redfield, Bristol, BS5 9RH.
  • Local Authority: Bristol
  • Contact Name: Julia Skinner
  • Email Address: jskinner675@gmail.com
  • Telephone: 07796261914
Details

We are looking for an experienced MAT clerk who can help support a new board. The role will include supporting six board meetings a year, plus two other committees four to six times. Ideally, we would like someone who has MAT experience but, if not, we would need them to be an experienced clerk, prepared to undertake some training to get us up to speed. 

Elmgrove Primary School & Nursery

  • Type of school: Maintained School
  • Address: Kenmore Avenue, Harrow, HA3 8LU
  • Local Authority: Harrow
  • Contact Name: Cherise Cronk
  • Email Address: applications@elmgrove.harrow.sch.uk
Details

Application pack and further details can be found on our school website: https://www.elmgrove.harrow.sch.uk/performance/vacancies/

Eltham Church of England School

  • Type of school: VA Primary School 
  • Address: Roper Street, Eltham, SE9 1TR
  • Local Authority: Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Email Address: eclarke@elthamce.greenwich.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 020 8850 1528
Details

We require a Clerk to service the following: Full GB meetings x 5 pa (historicaly held at 7pm on Thursday evenings but this could be changed with agreement of the current GB members.) Also the Personnel, Curriculum, Finance/Premises, Faith committees. The Clerk is required to type up and circulate minutes in a timely manner; also prepare the agenda for meetings and to send out (to all Governors) with reports and minutes. The Clerk is also instrumental in keeping the GB up to date with their statutory requirements and other items of information. As a Church of England school, experience and knowledge of diocescan matters would be desirable. Tenders welcome for this service. 

Empower Trust

  • Type of school: Multi-Academy Trust
  • Address: Unit 3 The Stables, Sansaw Business Park, Hadnall, Shrewsbury, SY4 4AS
  • Local Authority: Shropshire
  • Contact Name: Michelle Johnston
  • Email Address: michelle.johnston@empowertrust.co.uk
  • Telephone: 01939 211140
Details

Empower Trust are seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to provide professional clerking services to our Board of Trustees and Local Governing Bodies. The role will include providing advice to the trustees and goverrnors on governance, constitutional and procedural matters and providing effective administrative support.

Job advert available here

Epsom and Ewell High School

  • Type of school: Academy
  • Address: Ruxley Lane, West Ewell, Surrey, KT19 9JW
  • Local Authority: Surrey
  • Contact Name: Laura Molony
  • Email Address: vacancies@eehs.surrey.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 02089740400
Details

Job Advert with further details available here

Job Description available here

Application Form available here

Frassati Catholic Academy Trust

  • Type of school: Multi-Academy Trust
  • Contact Name: Kate Foreman
  • Email Address: kate.foreman@st-edmund.org.uk
  • Telephone: 01628 620183
Details

Frassati Catholic Academy Trust wishes to appoint a Clerk to support the strategic work of the Multi Academy Trust. The trust consists of five Catholic primary academies situated within Berkshire.

Start Date: December 2018; Contract Type: Term time only, part time (equivalent to 3 hour/ week); Contract Term: Permanent; FTE Salary: £22,655-£24,844 (pro rata approx. £1,500.) 

For more information and application pack, please contact Kate Foreman, CFO, on kate.foreman@st-edmund.org.uk.

Greenshaw Learning Trust

  • Type of school: Multi-Academy Trust
  • Address: Grennell Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 3DY
  • Local Authority: Surrey
  • Contact Name: Jenny Cain
  • Email Address: jcain@greenshaw.co.uk
  • Telephone: 0208 715 1078
Details

Job Advert available here

Heart of Birmingham Vocational College

  • Type of school: Post-19 SEN Adult College
  • Address: 19a Cato Street, Birmingham, B7 4TS
  • Local Authority: Birmingham
  • Contact Name: Craig Bennett
  • Email Address: c.bennett@calthorpe.bham.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 0121 713 0906
Details

1 x 2 hour meeting per half term; 5pm - 7pm. Pay to be discussed.

Holy Trinity Primary

  • Type of school: Primary School
  • Address: Curzon Estate, Tattershall
  • Local Authority: Lincolnshire
  • Contact Name: Stephanie Liley
  • Email Address: stephanie.liley@holytrinity.lincs.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 01526 342349
Details

Grade G4 09, £17,419 pro rata, 92 hours per year to work with the governing body, meetings are generally in the evening in school, 5.30-8.00pm, 9 meetings per year.

 

Inspire Education Community Trust - City Road Primary School

  • Type of school: Multi Academy Trust
  • Address: City Road Primary School, Cavendish Road, Rotton Park, Birmingham, B16 0HL.
  • Local Authority: Birmingham
  • Contact Name: Shaukat Islam
  • Email Address: s.islam@yewtree.bham.sch.uk 
  • Telephone: 0121 464 2967
Details

Clerk 3 full FGB meetings per year + 3 additional commitee meetings per year; meetings are held late afternoon/early evening.

Ivey Valley School

  • Type of school: Special School
  • Address: Hitchmead Road, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0NL
  • Local Authority: Central Bedfordshire
  • Contact Name: Alison Cobb
  • Email Address: alison.cobb@ivelvalley.beds.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 01767 601010
Details

We are seeking an experienced clerk to work six hours per week (variable around meetings), term time only. The full governing body meets four times per year and the committees (General Management, Teaching & Learning and Estates) meet three times per year, consecutively on the same evening. The GM committee meets an additional two times per year for pay and budget. Meetings take place in the evening, however there may be ad hoc meetings during the school day. The clerk would be expected to attend all meetings. NJC Level 2D + 2 - Points 15 - 18 (£9.32 - £9.78 per hour.)

Judicium Education

  • Address: Slough
  • Contact Name: Philippa Ollerhead
  • Email Address: philippa.ollerhead@judicium.com
Details

Judicium Education are recruiting a clerk to join our growing and successful clerking team. The new clerk will be an experienced clerk within the education sector and will live within travelling distance of Slough. 

Kitwell Primary School

  • Type of school: Maintained School
  • Address: Wychbury Road, Kitwell, Birmingham, B32 4DL
  • Local Authority: Birmingham
  • Telephone: 0121 476 0694
Details

Meetings are held on Tuesdays from 5.15pm, with one meeting per half term. Pay is £300 per term. Duties are taking minutes; sorting out the agendas; keeping contact lists; filing minutes, both hard copy and online.

Lakelands Academy

  • Type of school: Secondary Academy
  • Address: Oswestry Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 OEA.
  • Local Authority: Shropshire
  • Contact Name: Alison Skone
  • Email Address: askone@lakelandsacademy.org.uk
  • Telephone: 01691 626922 
Details

10 hours per week, term time only, £9.16 per hour, permanent

Job Description available here

Long Lane Primary School

  • Type of school: Community School
  • Address: Long Lane, Tilehurst, West Berkshire, RG31 6YG
  • Local Authority: West Berkshire
  • Contact Name: Shirley Wilkinson
  • Email Address: swilkinson@longlane.w-berks.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 0118 942 7187
Details

The governors of Long Lane Primary School meet on Wednesday evenings twelve times a year, we are looking to appoint a Clerk to provide advice to the governing board on governance, constitutional and procedural matters; provide effective administrative support to the governing board and its committees; ensure the governing board is properly constituted; manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements.

Band E, point 18-22 (£18,070-£20,661 per annum, pro rata - equivalent to £9.37-£10.71 per hour), 100 hours per annum.

Marden Vale Church of England Academy

  • Type of school: Primary Academy
  • Local Authority: Wiltshire
Details

2.5 hours per week, SCP 16-19 (£9.03-£9.72 per hour), to start as soon as possible.

Advert

Job Description

Person Specification 

Minworth Junior and Infant School

  • Type of school: Community School
  • Address: Water Orton Lane, Minworth, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 9BU
  • Local Authority: Birmingham
  • Contact Name: Becky Dewsbery
  • Email Address: becky@minworth.bham.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 01213 511345
Details

We require a clerk to the governing body to attend and produce minutes for all FGB meetings plus some committee meetings throughout the year. We currently pay through BCC and would negotiate rate of pay accordingly. 

Nexus Education Schools Trust

  • Type of school: Multi-Academy Trust
  • Address: Brackley Road, Beckenham, BR3 1RF
  • Local Authority: Bromley
  • Contact Name: Lisa Bromley
  • Email Address: lbromley@nestschools.org
  • Telephone: 02086502977 x5
Details

Nexus Education Schools Trust is recruiting clerks for NEST and its partner schools. It is estimated the role would support 2-3 meetings a term per school. To provide full clerking services to NEST Central meetings and meetings in individual schools, as appropriate. To clerk other ad hoc meetings (e.g. disciplinary and appeal panels) as may be required during the course of the year. Manage all information effectively and in accordance with legal requirements. Access and provide information and guidance on constitutional and procedural matters as necessary. Part-time, flexible (£12.33 - £13.45 p/hr.)

Application Pack available here

Application Form available here

Northbourne CE Primary

  • Type of school: Church of England Primary School
  • Address: Didcot
  • Local Authority: Oxfordshire
  • Telephone: 01235817744
Details

Prepare and clerk 6 full governor meetings a year and provide minutes. 

Octavo Clerking Service

  • Address: Croydon, and surrounding areas
  • Local Authority: Various
  • Contact Name: Sara Scott
  • Email Address: clerking@octavopartnership.org
  • Telephone: 02082415486
Details

Octavo Clerking Service offer annual professional clerking service contracts to all types of school in the Croydon and local surrounding areas, including Bromley, Sutton, Merton, Lambeth, Lewisham and Surrey. Ad hoc contracts are available which can include panel hearings. 

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic MAC

  • Type of school: Multi Academy Trust
  • Address: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic MAC, The School House, Hollway Lane, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 7HA.
  • Local Authority: Worcestershire
  • Contact Name: Mrs Ann Cullwick
  • Email Address: ann@lourdesmac.org.uk / hr@lourdesmac.org.uk 
  • Telephone: 01527 528261
Details

Starting date: ASAP; Salary: £1,200 per annum; Hours: approx. 100 hours per annum; Contract: Permanent / Part Time.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills. They will be able to work independently whilst at the same time forming effective relationships with stakeholders. A knowledge of governing body procedures and previous experience in a similar role is essential.

Further information or an application pack can be downloaded from www.lourdesmac.org.uk or contact 01527 528261. 

Oxfordshire County Council

  • Local Authority: Oxfordshire
  • Contact Name: Megan Castle
  • Email Address: megan.castle@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Details

Job Summary and Person Specification here

Parkside Federation Academies

  • Type of school: Multi Academy Trust
  • Address: Parkside, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1EH
  • Local Authority: Cambridgeshire
  • Contact Name: Tracy Piesse
  • Email Address: tpiesse@parksidefederation.org.uk
  • Telephone: 07712895981
Details

The Local Governing Body Clerk provides full clerking support, advice and corresponding administration to the LGBs. There are three posts (ie three schools) available, which may suit one or more candidates. The hours are 104/school worked flexibly across 38 weeks to cover 4 evening meetings each. Salary range is Level 3. Further information can be found on the PFA website: www.parksidefederation.org.uk

Job Advert

Potterhanworth Church of England Primary School

  • Type of school: Primary School
  • Address: Main Road, Potterhanworth, Lincoln, LN4 2DT
  • Local Authority: Lincolnshire
  • Contact Name: Richard Gilding
  • Email Address: richard.gilding@potterhanworth.lincs.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 01522 791031
Details

Salary G4 SCP 9 (£18,319 FTE)

Part-time hours (120 hours over 52 weeks)

Potterhanworth is a thriving, successful school, situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Potterhanworth (just under seven miles south-east of Lincoln.)

We are a good school (Ofsted, Sept 2017)

Job Description available here

Application Form available here

Samuel Whitbread Academy

  • Address: Clifton, Bedfordshire, SG17 5QS
  • Local Authority: Bedfordshire
  • Contact Name: Elle Rees-Rinaldi
  • Email Address: erees-rinaldi@bestacademies.org.uk
  • Telephone: 01462 629900
Details

Duties:

- To attend and support meetings of the full Governing Body and committees as required.

- To work with the Chair of each meeting, and if appropriate the Principal, on the contents of the agenda and the supporting papers for each meeting.

- To check with the Chair on any actions that have been taken by him/her between meetings and ensure that they are reported to the committees and Governors.

St Cuthbert's RC Primary School and Kirkbride Primary School

  • Address: Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 9HZ
  • Local Authority: Cumbria
  • Email Address: admin@stcuth-wig.cumbria.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 01697 343119
Details

2.6 hours per week per school, salary: £17,419 pro rata per annum.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated, efficient and well organised individual with excellent communication skills to work in the role of Clerk to Governors. This post will predominately be home based except when you will be required to attend meetings in the evenings as and when they occur. 

St Luke's Church of England Primary School

  • Type of school: Primary Academy
  • Address: French's Road, Cambridge, CB4 3JZ
  • Local Authority: Cambridgeshire
  • Contact Name: Dan Woodford (Chair)
  • Email Address: chair@stlukes.cambs.sch.uk
Details

6x Full Governing Board meetings per year. No committee meetings. Pay £12+ per hour.

St Mary's C of E Primary School, Portbury, Bristol

  • Type of school: Primary School
  • Local Authority: North Somerset 
  • Contact Name: Jo Hobin
  • Email Address: jo.hobin@stmarysprimaryportbury.org 
  • Telephone: 07469 958724
Details

Minute all LGB and committee meetings, approx. 12 annually. Admin and support to governors. £13.43 per hour. 

Steiner Academy Bristol

  • Type of school: Academy
  • Address: College Road, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 2JP
  • Local Authority: Bristol
  • Contact Name: Katie Sobol
  • Email Address: jobs@steineracademybristol.org.uk
  • Telephone: 01179 659150
Details

Salary: £2,283 (0.11 of FTE £20,761.81)

Start date: January 2019

The position is for 198 hours a year and includes 18 two-hour evening meetings, and 3 morning meetings, per year. More details on our website: https://steineracademybristol.org.uk/school-office/recruitment/

Stoke Bishop Church of England Primary School

  • Type of school: Primary
  • Address: Cedar Park, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, England, Bristol, BS9 1BW
  • Local Authority: Bristol City Council
  • Contact Name: Bridget Davies
  • Email Address: stoke.bishop.p@bristol-schools.uk
  • Telephone: 01173772173
Details

We are seeking a Clerk to the Governors to support our active and committed governing body and free them to concentrate on supporting senior leaders in the developement of the school.
In this role you will:
- provide advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters
- provide effective and proactive administrative support to the governing body and its committees
- ensure the governing body is properly constituted
- manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements

You will work closely with the Co-Chairs of Governors and the Headteacher. In addition to the full governing body (FGB) meetings that meets six times a year, you will be required to attend the Strategic Development Group meeting (three times a year) and the Finance Committee meetings (currently four times a year). These are early evening meetings.

We are looking for candidates with:
- experience of the role of Clerk or administration in and educational setting
- willingness to learn and undertake training as necessary
- excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- self-motivation and good organisational skills
- flexible attitude
- initiative and willingness to contribute to this lively primary school.

BG8 SCP 12-15 £22020-£23836pa (Actual salary £1167-£1263)
90 hours pa paid as 1.96 monthly.
Overtime may be claimed for Finance Committee meetings/

If you have any questions please contact the Chair of Governors via the School Office

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 16 July 2019.

Strictly Education 4S

  • Type of school: Primary
  • Address: 1 Pixham Lane, Dorking, England, Surrey, RH4 1PU
  • Local Authority: Surrey County Council
  • Contact Name: Keren Clifford
  • Email Address: keren.clifford@strictlyeducation4s.co.uk
  • Telephone: 01306 320107
Details

We have vacancies in schools and academies across Surrey as well as opportunities in London Boroughs.

As clerk to the governing/trust board you will provide administrative and organisational support, advice on procedural matters and guidance to ensure the governing /trust board works in compliance with the appropriate legal and regulatory framework.

Professional clerking enables effective governance. Applicants will be required to participate in training to support their development and practice. Clerks will have the opportunity to consider deployment at more than one school. Competitive rates of pay.

Our company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This position is subject to identity and Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.

For further information and/or an application pack, please contact Keren Clifford, Strictly Education 4S, Governance Consultancy: Keren.Clifford@StrictlyEducation4s.co.uk or 01306 320107

Strictly Education 4S

  • Type of school: Primary
  • Address: 1 Pixham Lane, Dorking, England, Surrey, RH4 1PU
  • Local Authority: Surrey County Council
  • Contact Name: Keren Clifford
  • Email Address: keren.clifford@strictlyeducation4s.co.uk
  • Telephone: 01306 320107
Details

We have vacancies in schools and academies across Surrey as well as opportunities in London Boroughs.

As clerk to the governing/trust board you will provide administrative and organisational support, advice on procedural matters and guidance to ensure the governing /trust board works in compliance with the appropriate legal and regulatory framework.

Professional clerking enables effective governance. Applicants will be required to participate in training to support their development and practice. Clerks will have the opportunity to consider deployment at more than one school. Competitive rates of pay.

Our company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This position is subject to identity and Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.

For further information and/or an application pack, please contact Keren Clifford, Strictly Education 4S, Governance Consultancy: Keren.Clifford@StrictlyEducation4s.co.uk or 01306 320107

Stroud High School

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: Beards Lane, Cainscross Road, Stroud, England, Gloucestershire, GL5 4HF
  • Local Authority: Gloucestershire County Council
  • Contact Name: Jacqui Phillips
  • Email Address: chair@stroudhigh.gloucs.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 01453 764471
Details

Governance Manager

304 hours pa / to support various Governors Meetings over the academic year
Grade I (Points 22-30 £26,317 - £32,878 pro rata)
Starting Annual Salary - £4737pa

Required from September 2019


 11 – 18 selective school with over 900 students
 Attractive site with views of the Cotswolds
 Very high standards of attainment
 An “Outstanding” School – Ofsted 2010
 Progress 8 in the top 1% in the country
 Top 50 school in the country according to the Sunday Times Parent Power

Stroud High School is a highly successful Girls’ Grammar School with a co-educational Sixth Form. This is an opportunity to become involved in innovative and exciting work in a school community built on excellent relationships.

The successful candidate will:

• Provide effective administrative support to the governing body and its committees
• Ensure the governing body is properly constituted
• Manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements
• Act as Company Secretary

If you feel that you fit this description, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Closing date for applications: Friday 28 June at Midday

Interviews will be held the following week

Please mark letters of application for the attention of Mrs Sharon Smith, PA to Headteacher.

For further information on the post please contact Mrs Jacqui Phillips, Chair of Governors (chair@stroudhigh.gloucs.sch.uk).

Stroud High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This position is subject to relevant checks and enhanced DBS clearance.


 

Syzygy Leisure

Details

Due to our successful expansion programme we are seeking clerks to join our team working across Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.  
We offer training, a competitive rate of pay, and travel expenses for home-based clerks/personal assistants with knowledge of the education environment.  Full details of our vacancies can be found on our website: http://www.syzygyleisure.co.uk/join-us

The Archer Academy

  • Type of school: Academy
  • Address: Eagans Close, London, N2 8GA.
  • Local Authority: Barnet
  • Contact Name: Bryan Marcus
  • Email Address: bryan@thearcheracademy.org.uk
  • Telephone: 07500106008
Details

Job role commences September 1st 2018. The contract is for three years with a possible break at the end of each year. Remuneration is £3,000 per year, split over 12 monthly payments. Key tasks are to attend and minute six bimonthly FGB meetings and the AGM; provide support on all related administration activities such as attendance records; offer guidance on current and upcoming compliance and regulatory issues. Detailed job role available. 

The Buckingham School

  • Type of school: Community School
  • Address: London Road, Buckingham, MK18 1AT
  • Local Authority: Buckinghamshire
  • Contact Name: Philip Blowfield 
  • Email Address: phil.blowfield@gmail.com
Details

The Craylands School

  • Address: Craylands Lane, Swanscombe, DA10 0LP
  • Local Authority: Kent
  • Contact Name: Mr Kris Hiscock
  • Email Address: headteacher@craylands.kent.sch.uk
Details

The governors of the Craylands School are searching for an experienced clerk to support its continuous efforts in school improvement. The governing body of the Craylands School operates the circle model and meet at least six times per year; we need a clerk who is able to make accurate notes during meetings and then write accurate minutes. We need a clerk who is willing to work closely with the Chair of Governors, to prepare agendas for meetings, receive apologies, arrange new governor appointments and support in any employee hearings and appeals. 

The Croft School

  • Type of school: Primary School
  • Address: Churchill Way, Painswick, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 6RQ
  • Local Authority: Gloucestershire
  • Contact Name: Dr Ian Cridland
  • Email Address: icridland@croft.gloucs.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 01452 812626
Details

60 hours annually; Grade G in the GCC system. Tasks are for general clerking matters plus six full governing body meetings in the year. May suit a clear with another GB. 

The deFerrers Trust

  • Type of school: Multi Academy Trust
  • Address: St Mary's Drive, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0LL.
  • Contact Name: Emma Robinson
  • Email Address: erobinson@sky.com
Details

Based at the Granville Academy, pay grade 7. This position is paid on an hourly basis, a maximum of seven hours may be claimed per governor meeting. Must be flexible as meetings can take place during the day or evenings, and be prepared to complete the tasks required at home.

The Holt School

  • Type of school: Secondary
  • Address: Holt Lane , Wokingham, England, Berkshire, RG41 1EE
  • Local Authority: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Contact Name: Diane Hampton
  • Email Address: holtschool@holt.wokingham.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 01189780165
Details

The Clerk plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth running of meetings, preparing agendas and papers and taking accurate minutes. They will advise on governance, constitution and procedural matters and provide full administrative support to the Governing Body.

The Langley Academy Trust

  • Type of school: Multi Academy Trust
  • Address: Langley Road, Langley, Slough, SL3 7EF
  • Local Authority: Slough
  • Contact Name: Rhodri Bryant
  • Email Address: rhodri.bryant@langleyacademy.org
  • Telephone: 01753 214448
Details

We are looking for either a part-time role (7-10 hours a week) as just a clerk, clerking for three academies in the trust of which one is secondary and two are primary (both 3FE) OR as part of a full-time admin role with 30.5 hours general admin and 7 hours as a clerk. 

Threemilestone Primary School

  • Type of school: Multi Academy Trust
  • Address: Polstain Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 6DH
  • Local Authority: Cornwall
  • Contact Name: Sarah Douce
  • Email Address: sdouce@threemilestone.cornwall.sch.uk
Details

We hold one FGB meeting per half term and two committee meetings. We are in need of a clerk with academy knowledge ideally. Rates of pay negotiable. 

Uxbridge High School

  • Type of school: Secondary School Academy
  • Address: The Greenway, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 2PR
  • Local Authority: Hillingdon
  • Contact Name: Debbie Cobb
  • Email Address: hr@uhs.org.uk
  • Telephone: 01895 234060
Details

Clerk to the Governing Body - salary: £5,000pa., hours will not exceed 150 per academic year. The key duties are to:

- provide advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters.

- ensure the governing body is properly constituted.

- maintain records for the governing body in accordance with legal requirements with any directions that may be reasonably given by the Chair of Governors.

- attend all governing body and committee meetings as per the annual cycle of meetings.

- be responsible for full admin support to the governing body.

For more information, and to apply, please visit the school website www.uhs.org.uk 

Waseley Hills High School

  • Type of school: Academy
  • Address: School Road, Rubery, Worcestershire, B45 9EL.
  • Local Authority: Worcestershire
  • Telephone: 0121 453 5211
Details

Grade 3 - 13 meetings of 2 hours per year with admin and prep time. 

Webheath Academy Primary School

  • Type of school: Academy
  • Address: Downsell Road, Webheath, Redditch, Worcestershire, B97 5RJ
  • Local Authority: Worcestershire
  • Contact Name: Keith Bennett
  • Email Address: office@webheath.worcs.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 01527 544820
Details

Scale 2 or Scale 3 depending on experience. 100 hours per academic year over three terms, meetings are held on Tuesday after school. Applications must be summitted on school form - please contact for further details. Webheath Academy Primary is an equal opportunities employer. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to a clear enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. 

Whitchurch Primary School and Nursery

  • Address: Wemborough Road, Stanmore, HA7 2EQ
  • Local Authority: Harrow
  • Contact Name: Prashant Sanghani
  • Telephone: 07740774543
Details

The Governing Body at Whitchurch Primary School and Nursery are looking for a Clerk to support them in fulfilling its functions effectively and efficiently. The right candidate will have excellent organisation and communication skills, and excellent record keeping. Previous clerking experience would be an advantage but is not essential. We are offering £13.31 per hour. If you are interested in this role and can work flexibly for up to 300 hours over a calendar year, please contact us. 

Whitings Hill Primary School

  • Type of school: Maintained Primary School
  • Address: Whitings Road, Barnet, Herts, EN5 2QY
  • Local Authority: Barnet
  • Contact Name: Amy Gibbs
  • Email Address: agibbs28.302@lgflmail.org
Details

Please see attached specification. Please also provide a sample of your agenda and minutes. 

Writtle Infant School

  • Type of school: Community School
  • Address: Lodge Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, CM1 3HZ
  • Local Authority: Essex
  • Contact Name: Helen Castell
  • Email Address: admin@writtle-inf.essex.sch.uk
  • Telephone: 01245 420963
Details

We are looking for a clerk for one full governing body meeting (including pay) and one Financial, Premises and Personnel meeting each term. There may be a need for other ad hoc meetings as requried. Times are usually afternoon/4.30. Usually the meetings are on the same afternoon for the spring and summer terms with different dates in the autumn term. Pay is £300 per Full Governing Body meeting and £150 for a committee to include all prepatory paperwork. Please contact us if interested. 

Your Clerk

  • Type of school: Service Provider
  • Local Authority: Bournemouth, Poole, Dorset
  • Contact Name: Sarah Broadfoot
  • Email Address: sarah@yourclerk.org.uk
  • Telephone: 079696925993
Details

We actively recruit new members of our Clerking Team to support our local school Governing Bodies and Boards of Directors with professional governance advice and minute-taking services.  We work with high quality clerks across our schools, MAT’s and other organisations.  If you are interested in a role with Your Clerk please visit the website for a job description www.yourclerk.org.uk

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