Would you like to be a part of The London Borough of Hounslow, whose diverse workforce are committed to making a positive difference for our residents and visitors by ensuring the quality of our services are maintained to a high standard?
Hounslow Council is an outstanding council serving an outstanding borough. With brilliant, visionary leadership, a dynamic Cabinet and a can-do culture, we’ve built strong partnerships across the borough which have transformed how we serve one of London’s most diverse boroughs. Hounslow is the world in one place, full of potential, but a borough hit hard -socially and economically -by Covid-19. We have stepped up for our residents and businesses like never before.
About The Role
Would you like to join The London Borough of Hounslow’s Governor Services team?
Would you like to make a difference to outcomes for children in Hounslow and neighbouring boroughs?
Would you like flexibility in your working hours and the opportunity to work from home?
As part of our offer to schools we are recruiting keen, skilled individuals to provide professional clerking services to school governing boards. The clerk provides the governors with record keeping, meeting planning, minute taking and advice on procedure and legal matters; and is a very interesting and rewarding role.
The posts are home based and term time, with the requirement to attend meetings in school some evenings and occasionally in the morning. Experience of clerking in a school, is desirable but not essential, as comprehensive training will be provided.
1. Administrative and organisational support to the board
2. Provision of guidance to ensure that the board works in compliance with the appropriate legal and regulatory framework, and understands the potential consequences for non-compliance
3. Advice on procedural matters relating to the operation of the board.
4. Provision of accurate minutes to reflect the discussion and decisions taken by the board.
1. You will have excellent organisational skills with a knowledge of minute taking and record keeping.
2. You will be highly organised, confidentially aware and able to keep to deadlines.
3. You will be an effective communicator with strong literacy, numeracy and IT skills.
4. You will have knowledge and experience of governance procedures and legislative requirements or the willingness to attend training and the aptitude to develop this.
1. Degree level or equivalent and / or relevant experience
We value diversity in its broadest sense. We're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves, give of their best and reach their full potential. We believe that a diverse workforce helps us to better understand our communities and deliver the best services for our residents. We want to receive applications from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background. We want to harness the mix and ensure that everybody can apply and be part of our recruitment processes. We will therefore make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates.
This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements.
For more information and how to apply contact Governorservices@Hounslow.gov.uk or 0208 583 2702
Interviews will be held during week commencing 18 July 2022.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.