Vacancy for a Clerk to the Board of Governors

 The Ashlands and Misterton Federation are seeking a Clerk to the Board of Governors.

The board, through its appointed and elected governors, plays a distinctive and essential role in the continuing success and development of the school.

The clerk’s job is to work with the chair, other governors and headteacher, in dealing with administrative matters for the board and advising on procedural issues of governance and the board’s statutory duties.  Central to the role is preparing for, taking notes at and producing minutes for meetings.

The post involves evening work and the successful candidate should be available at times during the day for consultation.  Good keyboard skills and the ability to write agendas and produce accurate concise minutes are essential.  Integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality are essential. 

New clerks receive advice, support and training from the Somerset Governor Services Team and all clerks are encouraged to attend termly briefings in their locality to update themselves on the latest developments in governance.

The post will initially involve 10-12 hours work for each meeting and, typically, there will be 6- 8 meetings each academic year.  The clerk may be asked to take on additional work according to need (ie extraordinary meetings).

The post of Clerk to the Governing Body has been evaluated using Somerset’s Job Evaluation Scheme at Grade 13: Point 6 £10.21 per hour rising to Grade 13 Point 11 £11.27 per hour.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed but due to Covid 19 school visits would be assessed in line with current guidance. 

Closing Date: Thursday 24th June 2021      Interview Date: Thursday 1st July 2021

Ashlands Church of England First School is committed to the safeguarding of pupils and this will form part of the recruitment process.

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