Hours of work: Approximately 5 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time and annualised hours
Closing date: Wednesday 20 October 2021
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Please note, we do not accept CVs.
About the role
Clerk to Governors - Seahaven Academy, Newhaven
Salary: £5,000 per annum
Hours: Approximately 5 hours per week
Start Date: As soon as possible once safer recruitment checks are complete
About the School
At Seahaven Academy we are a very proud community: we are a ‘good’ school with a track record of strong outcomes, really big ambitions and incredibly high standards. We whole- heartedly believe in the United Learning motto: ‘the best in everyone’. The strength of relationships between students and staff is second to none, so add to this a vibrant atmosphere, a stunning cliff-top location and excellent facilities and you will see why we feel so strongly about our academy.
The school is looking for an organised, enthusiastic, highly motivated Clerk to Governors. In this role, the successful candidate will provide advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters and be the official channel of communication to and from the governing body to function smoothly and efficiently.
Responsibilities will include:
- Receiving and disseminating information from United Learning and the Government
- Preparing agendas to incorporate relevant reports and actions from previous minutes in consultation with the Principal, Chair of Governors and other senior leaders and managers
- Liaising with relevant stakeholders for information and reports that need to be included for distribution ahead of LGB (Local Governing Body) meetings
- Progressing actions on minutes, including ensuring prompt circulation to governors and other relevant stakeholders
- Attending all LGB meetings and Exclusion Panel meetings and prepare draft detailed minutes
- Managing complaints at the LGB level and attend meetings as required and take minutes
- Organising, scheduling and promoting LGB meetings, governors visits into the school, relevant governor training
- Administering and maintaining governor records including personal details, training records and monitoring terms of service
- Developing and maintaining expert knowledge of governance regulations and other relevant legislation
- Maintaining confidentiality of information in line with Data Protection legislation and Safeguarding requirements
- Attending United Learning Clerk forums
- Participating in United Learning training for Clerks
- You will be flexible and adaptable
- You will be well organised and proactive to ensure all deadlines are met
- You will have excellent communication skills to liaise with a range of stakeholders
- You will be professional at all times particularly when handling confidential material
- You will be knowledgeable on governance procedures and educational legislation and guidance and/or willingness to develop knowledge
How to Apply
Please go to http://www.seahavenacademy.org.uk/Staff/Vacancies and view our Job Pack for further information. PLEASE NOTE CV’s ARE NOT ACCEPTED AS THE ONLY MEANS OF APPLICATION. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
Seahaven Academy is part of United Learning, which is a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England. Schools within United Learning work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our intranet site, United Hub, is just one example of how we share resource and communicate across sites, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.
Safeguarding Recruitment Statement
Seahaven Academy is an equal opportunities employer committed to ensuring continuing professional development for staff, we take rigorous measures to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and two satisfactory references.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).
For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.