We are seeking to appoint a professional Clerk to provide governing body clerking support to Lightwater Federation School.
This is a part-time role equating to approximately two hours a week term-time only. It can be accommodated with other part-time work including other clerking roles.
At GLF our local governance structure is customised for our Multi Academy Trust. Each of our schools has a distinct character and culture to meet the needs of its community and context. We recognise the value of retaining a local governance committee for our schools and call these committees School Standards Boards (SSBs).
We require a clerk to support Lightwater Federation School:
At GLF we believe that our Clerks are vital to the success of and form part of our Trust governance team led by our Trust Information and Governance Manager. The role will involve providing effective administrative support to the SSB, ensuring the governing board is properly constituted, managing information effectively in accordance with legal requirements and supporting the wider governance team.
What we are looking for
The role and salary will also include the need to travel to the school to attend the meetings that take place six times a year (two hours per meeting) for the SSB. The clerking duties and travel costs are included as part of the hourly rate.
Access to a computer, printer and the internet at home is essential as most of the work will largely be home based outside of attendance at meetings in school.
The successful applicant will have a genuine interest in school governance, ensuring they keep abreast with current educational developments and legislation affecting schools as well as knowing about how governance works in GLF. A clerk must be independent, a person of integrity with strong interpersonal skills, organisational skills and a positive attitude.
At GLF, the clerking role, is a Senior Specialist and the ideal candidate will be:
- Organised and have the ability to work to tight deadlines.
- Flexible and adaptable to suit the needs and requirements of the Trust.
- Confident in communicating with all levels.
- Able to remain professional when handling confidential material.
- Knowledgeable about governance procedures and educational legislation and guidance and/or willingness to develop knowledge.
Thrive in a Career at GLF
GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward-thinking, and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of their own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience.
GLF Schools has a generous employment offer that allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn, and Flourish. Our offer includes:
Continuous Professional Development
Work-life and family-friendly policies
Career Pathways and Talent Management
Community and Collaboration
Valued Worker Scheme
Hours: The role will involve clerking for the six two-hour meetings over the academic year for the SSB, attending three two-hour forums across the year, attending any training required to deliver the role and all the preparation, planning and minuting of scheduled SSB meetings.
To Clerk a single SSB the hours of work will be 102 hours across the year, for 38 weeks of the year, which is just under 2 hours a week term-time only.
Salary: Senior Specialist £30,000 - £41,370. Please note that this is the Full-time equivalent.
The hourly rate calculated on the entry salary of £30,000 is £15.98.
Closing Date: 20 January 2022
Start Date: 21 February 2022
Interview Date: TBC
GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place