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Vacancy for Clerk to Governors (posted 12/11/20)

The Governors of Bishops Down Primary and Nursery School are looking to employ a Clerk to Governors to assist them in the strategic leadership of our successful and popular school. 

The Clerk to the Governing Body is responsible for:

  • convening and attending meetings of the governing body,
  • taking minutes
  • keeping a register of governing body members and attendance
  • keeping a track of membership
  • giving advice and support on relevant procedures and regulations

Experience is preferred but we would be happy to employ an enthusiastic person willing to attend local training from The Education People and be supported by the governing body.

You need to be an excellent administrator as you will play a vital role in:

  • organising governing body meetings,
  • accurately recording our work by producing effective minutes,
  • provide advice and guidance on governance and on constitutional matters, duties and powers,
  • securing the continuity of business.

Flexibility is important as some hours will be during the school day and others in the evening. Some of the work can be completed from home, although attendance at school is required for meetings. (During Covid all meetings are being held virtually).  Being able to work at home, under your own initiative, is an essential part of the job as you will be managing deadlines and updating and keeping accurate written and electronic records.

A key part of your role will be the ability to remain impartial, comply with data protection legislation and maintain confidentiality.

We are an enthusiastic and friendly governing body and our clerk is a valuable and essential asset. The duties you will undertake efficiently will make a real difference to our role in school improvement. The work is interesting, varied and challenging, as well as rewarding, and we look forward to your application.

We anticipate that the hours are approximately 100/120 hours a year.  If you are interested or would like more information about this paid position on Kent Range 6 (£20,585 to £22,469 FTE, depending on experience) please contact the school office on 01892 520114 and ask to speak to the Personnel Officer, Mrs Jo Sheldon.

You can apply through our preferred online recruitment site, Kent Teach.  The link is below:

Closing date for applications is 30th November.

This school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons. All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

















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