Clerk to Local Governing Body
Flexible working in education within The Howard of Effingham Trust
We are looking for an enthusiastic and personable Clerk to support the Local Governing Bodies of schools across the local area within The Howard Partnership Trust. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is seeking both the flexibility of part-time hours within term time, combined with the challenge that comes with working in the ever-changing world of education. Previous experience is not essential but some knowledge of the education sector and good administration skills would be a distinct advantage.
Clerking duties will cover the organisation and management Local Governing Body meetings; currently five for each of the schools per academic year, starting around 6pm and lasting approximately two hours. However, this can vary, so some flexibility is required and on occasion you may be asked to provide ad-hoc clerking for additional school meetings and cover to other schools within The Partnership.
You will be responsible for drafting agendas, producing accurate and concise minutes of meetings, maintaining information on membership and advising the Local Governing Body on procedural matters where appropriate. You will also act as the key point of contact for the Local Governing Body and the Senior Leadership Team. Integrity, excellent organisational, communication and IT skills, together with the ability to maintain confidentiality are a must.
Full training will be given with an opportunity for accreditation and ongoing support available from our Partnership Clerking and Governance Manager. There are also opportunities to network with other Clerks within the Trust. A laptop will be provided.
Closing date: Wednesday 28th February, 2018
Interviews: Monday 5th March, 2018
The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)