Part time (salary dependent on experience)
The governors of St. Stephen’s Primary School wish to appoint a highly organised and self-motivated clerk to join this great school. The clerk is accountable to the governing board, working effectively with the chair of governors, and with the headteacher and other governors.
The clerk to the governors will ensure the smooth running of the governing board: preparing agendas and meeting papers, taking and distributing minutes, giving administrative support, monitoring communications to the Governing Body and responding, when appropriate, keeping records and up to date information on policies and date of reviews, and providing procedural and legislative advice to the governing board. They must have excellent organisational, communication and ICT skills.
This is a part time role, covering at least six full governing board meetings and at least 20 committee meetings per school year. Meetings are held in term time. Full governing board meetings are usually held in the evening with a 7.00pm start while committee meetings usually take place before school at 7.45 am. The clerk is also expected to attend all relevant training events and briefings. This role would suit a qualified Clerk or someone who would like to qualify as a professional clerk.
The clerk is paid through payroll for hours worked on a monthly or termly basis and receives an included amount for annual leave. Hours payable include the whole meeting process (emails, calls and agenda preparation; writing up and distributing minutes) and training events. Estimated hours for the current year total approximately 220.
At St Stephens we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our pupils and our employees.
The appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances including references, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS disclosure. St Stephen’s Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.
St Stephen's School is committed to the safeguarding of children through it's policies, practice and monitoring procedures.
Any successful candidate will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check.