Clerk to Governing Body

Bearwood Primary School, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 5BB

10 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    6 July 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    6 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

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  • The role will involve attendance at approximately 9-10 evening meetings per year, per school. Some meetings may be held via TEAMS others will be held in person at the relevant school. Meetings are held on fixed dates however preparation, follow up and reporting time can fit in with a clerk’s own availability and collectively equates to approximately 350-400 hours per year in total. You will also be required to clerk at appeals meetings and other meetings involving Governors as required.

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

£22,571 (Pro Rata)

Clerk to Governing Body job summary

We are a group of schools in the Wokingham area looking to recruit a new Clerk to the Governing Body. We are looking to appoint a well organised and professional individual who can provide high quality, confidential support for our group of schools. Working closely with the Chair of Governors’, Headteachers’ and Admin Staff our Clerk will develop good working relationships with a range of stakeholders to ensure the smooth running of the Governing Bodies.
The clerk will be responsible for providing support and advice on compliance, constitutional and procedural matters, and will work in line with statutory legislation.

We are looking for an individual who is:
• organised and reliable
• able to manage deadlines and keep accurate records
• self-motivated, able to work under your own initiative
• able to maintain confidentiality and comply with data protection legislation
• prior clerking experience in the education sector (desirable)

The role will include:
• preparing agendas for the FGB and committee meetings in consultation with the Headteacher and the Chair of Governors
• taking accurate minutes at the meetings and ensuring that all supporting paperwork is distributed and filed accordingly
• carrying out the statutory requirements of the role regarding Governing Body membership providing procedural guidance
• respecting the confidentiality of the Governing Body

The role will involve attendance at approximately 9-10 evening meetings per year, per school. Some meetings may be held via TEAMS others will be held in person at the relevant school. Meetings are held on fixed dates however preparation, follow up and reporting time can fit in with a clerk’s own availability and collectively equates to approximately 350-400 hours per year in total. You will also be required to clerk at appeals meetings and other meetings involving Governors as required.

The role is to commence September 2022.

This post will be advertised until Wednesday 6th July 2022, which will also be the last date we will receive applications. Applications will be considered as and when they are received and shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview accordingly.

Completed application forms should be returned to Lynne Amor at personnel@bearwood-pri.wokingham.sch.uk

Our schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to enhanced DBS Disclosure Procedures.

Applying for the job

This post will be advertised until Wednesday 6th July 2022, which will also be the last date we will receive applications. Applications will be considered as and when they are received and shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview accordingly.

Completed application forms should be returned to Lynne Amor at personnel@bearwood-pri.wokingham.sch.uk

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Supporting documents

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About Bearwood Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
288 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Bearwood Primary School was originally built in 1847. Its history is linked with the Walter family of Bearwood House (now Reddam House). We have a well-equipped and resourced building, spacious grounds and a dedicated, knowledgeable and hardworking team of staff whose aim is to do the best for each child.

We are a maintained local authority school, with a one and a half form entry of currently 302 children from Foundation Stage (age 3) right through to Year 6 (age 11). We are a GOOD school on our journey to becoming Outstanding.

We aim to be an outstanding, values based school at the heart of our culturally diverse community striving for excellence enabling our children to be independent learners and to achieve their highest potential in all areas of the curriculum. Everyone is a learner and every experience is a learning opportunity.

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