Clerk to the Governing Body

Clerk to the Governing Body

Grade 6 (SCP 15-20) £23,593 - £26,446 pa pro rata

The Headteacher and the Governing Body are looking to recruit a committed and competent Clerk. We are looking for a candidate with excellent organisational and communication skills, who is able to work to deadlines.

The role requires you to follow School and Gloucestershire County Council Governor Services guidelines.

Duties include:
• Working with the Headteacher and Chair of Governors to set agendas
• Sharing supporting papers in good time for each Governors meeting
• Recording accurate minutes and distributing agreed versions to Governors
• Being responsible for drafting correspondence for the Governing Body
• Recording Governor attendance and training
• Setting up Governor hearings, interview and appeal panels
• Keeping up to date with current developments and legislation affecting Governance.

We are looking for someone who has excellent administrative skills as they are required to organise meetings, prepare agendas and provide advice to the Governing Body ensuring that Governor’s time is used to benefit the pupils and school effectively. You should be able to manage information and are required to minute Full Governing Body Meetings (including an AGM) Committee and Special Meetings, recording the process outcomes of collective decision-making and challenge. You will be responsible for maintaining governing body records and need the ability to find the information governors require to enable them to make informed decisions. 

The Clerk is required to work 76 hours per year, equivalent of 2 hours per week, 38 weeks a year.  This time includes attending approximately six Governing Body meetings per year, AGM and six committee meetings and writing up minutes and correspondence. Confidentiality is essential to the role and you will need to ensure we are fulfilling our legal obligations; this also includes website compliancy.

The ability to be flexible is essential as Governing Body meetings are held mainly during the evenings and committee meetings during the day.  Experience, however is not essential as full training and support will be given to the successful candidate.

The school can provide:

  • A warm, friendly and supportive school ethos
  • A designated office space to work
  • Training to complete the role 

Tutshill C of E School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment.  This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

To apply please see the application form, along with the Person Specification and Job Description below.  Please email completed application forms to alternatively please post your application to the school for the attention of the Mrs S Cross, School Office Manager.

Closing Date: Monday 6 June 2022

Interview Date: TBC

Start Date: ASAP