The Governor Support Service are looking for people to prepare the draft agenda and papers for Governing Board meetings, attend Governing Board meetings and take formal minutes and provide support and guidance to Boards to support their effectiveness. The majority of the meetings are outside of normal office hours, but there is an expectation to work flexibly within office hours also to ensure preparation for meetings and being available to provide support to Governing Boards.
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What is the job role?
This position is on a fixed-term 18 month contract.
30 hours Monday to Friday (term-time only) - Pro-rated salary £17,235 - £21,214
As Clerk to the Governors, for a number of named schools, you will prepare the draft agenda, organise and circulate the papers and attend governors’ meetings (approx. 2 and 3 meetings a week) and take minutes of the proceedings. You will also be responsible for the provision of support and detailed guidance to enable the governing boards to act effectively and legally, giving advice to the chair and governors on a wide range of governance matters to aid school improvement. Therefore, there is a requirement to work flexibly to ensure that you are available in office hours to prepare for upcoming meetings, type up the minutes and provide ad hoc guidance to your Governing Boards.Who are we looking for?
Someone to join our friendly and highly valued service who is an excellent communicator, administrator and accurate minute taker, who is confident to provide advice and guidance to Governing Board’s to support the delivery of effective governance of schools within Coventry and beyond.
It is desirable that the successful candidate has a clean, full driving licence and access to a car as the post holder will be expected to attend meetings at schools across Coventry and Warwickshire..
Full training and support will be provided by our skilled team to enable you to undertake this role. If you would like more information about this opportunity please contact Kirsty.firstname.lastname@example.org
For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Interview date: 07 December 2023About Coventry
Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.
We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.
At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.
To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.
If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies