Clerk to Governing Body
Starting salary £23,620 - £24,496 FTE depending on experience
Part time – approximately 20 hours per month
Hatch Ride School is a one form entry primary school on the outskirts of Crowthorne and now part of the Corvus Learning Trust. We are a small, friendly governing body and support the school in developing the whole child socially, emotionally and academically.
This is a key role providing administrative and procedural advice to the Governing Body, reporting to the Chair of Governors.
This vital position ensures the effectiveness of the governing board by meeting the administrative and procedural requirements and enabling the board to have successful discussions.
Primarily the clerk is responsible for preparing agendas in consultation with the headteacher and the Chair of Governors; taking and writing up the minutes at Governors’ meetings, and distributing documentation and other information to the Governing Body (use of GVO desirable but training can be provided). The Clerk will also need to become familiar with the DfE Governance Handbook, and provide accurate advice to Governors as necessary.
There are usually 6 meetings of the Local Governing Body per year, currently these are held in the evening on a Thursday from 18.00 for 2 hours. As the LGB returns to full strength capacity there will a further two separate committee meetings for an Educational Outcomes and Finance committee: these are held also on a Thursday evening and consist of 6 meetings per year per committee.
The successful candidate will also be expected to attend two termly briefing sessions held by the Local Authority which are held during the working day and also take advantage of other training sessions that may be offered. The Clerk will be expected to use their own computer and work at home. The Governing Body will consider applicants who wish to apply for the role as a job share and applicants who work as a Clerk in a number of schools.
Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills are essential. The job requires someone who is a good communicator, who works well on their own using their own initiative and as part of a team.
Hatch Ride is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people, and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment. This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk.
Further information together with a full job description can be obtained from Hatch Ride School Office in person; calling 01344 776227 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants will be considered on receipt.
Interviews: to be arranged and held on receipt of suitable applications
Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Hatch Ride Primary School is part of The Corvus Learning Trust and employment is with the Trust. An enhanced DBS check will be sought from the successful candidate.
How to Apply
Please apply online (see link below) or contact the school for further details, please DO NOT forward your CV.
Employment is with Corvus Learning Trust and not Bracknell Forest Council. The trust is very popular and for most posts a large number of applications are received - it is therefore not possible to notify all applicants of the outcome. Please accept that if you have not heard within two weeks of the closing date then, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful - in which case we offer our best wishes for the future.Equal Opportunities
The Corvus Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for all posts.