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Clerk to the Governing Body

Employer
UXBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
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PROUD TO MAKE SUCCESS HAPPEN

Uxbridge High School is an ambitious and dynamic converter academy with over 1,200 students aged 11 -18. We have much to celebrate at Uxbridge High School including a committed and focused staff, outstanding facilities, strong relationships with the community and school partners, supportive Trustees and a thriving sixth form. We are delighted to be recognised by Alps in the top 25% of UK schools, celebrating outstanding sixth form student progress at A level. We value the successes of every child, whatever their starting point. All of this takes place within a truly comprehensive and multicultural school that reflects life in modern Britain.

Our school values have been developed by students and staff and form the basis of our ethos and culture. All members of our school community subscribe and work towards always being: Positive, Respectful, Open Minded, Unique, Determined: Proud to Make Success Happen.

THE ROLE

We are looking for a Clerk to the Governing Body to provide advice on governance, constitutional and procedural matters; to maintain records in accordance with legal requirements; to attend all governing body, committee meetings; and to be responsible for full admin support to the governing body which includes dealing with Trustees' mail; arranging and minuting all Trustees' meetings (including ad hoc appeal committees/panels); and submitting the register of directors to Companies House.

You will have good ICT and strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to organise meetings, draft agendas and correspondence; the ability to record accurate concise minutes of complex meetings; the ability to manage own workload and work on own initiative to competing deadlines and with good attention to detail; and the ability to understand the importance of confidentiality and sensitivity of information. You will be flexible regarding hours of work. Most meetings are held in the evenings but you may also be required to come into school for meetings from time to time.

This role is pivotal to our success, the successful candidate will be:
  • leading by example, through outstanding practice and professionalism;
  • caring about students, their learning, and their futures;
  • driven to make a difference, to overcome barriers, to be relentless in enabling our governing body to thrive;
  • committed to your own personal development and to collaborative, consultative working.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Brett Coventry on 020 3818 7041
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