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Clerk to Local Governance Committee

The White Horse Federation
Swindon, Wiltshire
Contract Type
Part Time
£12.59 - £14.41 per hour
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
12th April 2024 12:00 PM
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Job ID
Job Reference
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Contract Length: Permanent
  • Job ID: 1407082

Please note that applications will be reviewed as received and should a suitable candidate be identified, we may close the vacancy early. Therefore, early application is encouraged.

The first available interview date for this role is Thursday 14th March; there may be further opportunities, dependent on the number of applicants.

The White Horse Federation is a Multi-Academy Trust of 31 schools across Wiltshire, Swindon, Oxfordshire and Berkshire and we are looking for an enthusiastic and personable Clerk to join our Clerking Team in supporting the Local Governance Committees (LGCs) of schools across the local area within The White Horse Federation.

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is seeking both the flexibility of part-time hours within term time, combined with the challenge that comes with working in the ever-changing world of education.

As a Clerk at The White Horse Federation, you will cover the organisation and management of Local Governance Committee meetings, which take place at least four times per year and last approximately two hours. In addition, you will be responsible for drafting agendas, producing accurate and concise minutes of meetings, maintaining information on membership and advising the committee on procedural matters where appropriate. There may be optional opportunities to cover ad-hoc clerking duties for additional school meetings or other schools within the Trust.

Please note that more than one role is available within the Swindon and Wiltshire areas, and there is flexibility around number of schools covered and therefore number of hours worked.

All about you:

Do you have what it takes to join us? We are looking for a Clerk who:

• Ideally has previous experience of minuting meetings.

• Has good administration skills and is competent in the use of Microsoft Office, Teams, and ideally also Governor Hub.

• Is flexible and able to prioritse and multi-task effectively.

• Is highly organised and confidential, with good communication skills.

• Preferably, has knowledge of governance in a school context, although training will be provided.

We are also interested in hearing from candidates who have experience of Governors Disciplinary Committee Meetings, although this is not a requirement.

Why work for us?

We think you will love working with us at The White Horse Federation, and here are some of the reasons why:

• We offer full training and further development opportunities, with ongoing support available via our Central team.

• We can provide opportunities for networking with other Clerks across the Trust.

• We have a hardworking team of staff and supportive schools, dedicated to helping students succeed.

• We have a supportive leadership team and wider school community.

• We all benefit from the support, encouragement, shared resources and outstanding CPD opportunities that come from being part of a Multi-Academy Trust.


We believe in valuing our staff and one of the ways we can do that is by offering a range of benefits to our staff including:

• Generous pension scheme

• Competitive rates of pay

• Car purchase scheme

• Cycle to work scheme

• Employee Assistance Programme

Ready to apply?

We hope that we have done enough to give you a flavour of what it is like to work here. If you would like to come and join us, then please apply today – we are looking forward to hearing from you.


Safeguarding Statement:

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this role, you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before an appointment is confirmed. Please note that references will be sought on shortlisted candidates before the interview.

The White Horse Federation values uniqueness and recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce. We value the contributions of all staff from a wide range of backgrounds and we are committed to building an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. At The White Horse Federation, we believe that everyone should be treated with fairness and respect and share a commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at all of our schools. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and operate a fair recruitment process, free from discrimination against the protected characteristics, in line with the Equality Act 2010.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, we will be carrying out an online search as part of our pre-interview checks on shortlisted candidates.

The White Horse Federation

The White Horse Federation