Executive Head: Mrs Louise Lewis

Raysfield Infant School

01454 867140

Raysfield Junior School

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Clerk to Governors required from Thursday 8th November 2018

Raysfield Schools’ Federation is seeking to appoint a Clerk to commence duties with effect from Thursday 8th November 2018.

We are looking for someone who:

  1. Administrator experience
  2. Is IT literate
  3. Is well organised
  4. Has good communication skills
  5. Can take accurate minutes at meetings
  6. Be able to maintain impartiality and handle confidential minutes
  7. Is capable of signposting Governors on changes and updates in legislation and other requirements

You should be reliable and have a flexible approach. Previous clerking experience is desirable though not essential as training and support will be available.

The role is as a holder of office and will primarily be undertaken in term time. Meeting are generally held in the evenings, between 5pm and 9pm, although there may be occasions when daytime meetings are necessary.

The holder of office will be required to liaise with the Executive Headteacher and Headteachers and Chair of Governors / Committees as relevant in order to set an appropriate agenda which, together with the associated documents, need to be shared, in good time, with the relevant members of the Governing Body.

They will then be required to take detailed, accurate minutes and get them typed up and shared within a week of the meeting.

Other than attendance at meetings, the role will mainly be carried out at home, at times of the day to suit the Clerk, whilst ensuring agreed deadlines are met. It will be necessary for the clerk to visit the school at agreed times for purposes such as document organisation.

The role of Clerk to Governors provides a valuable insight into education and a school environment, providing an ideal stepping stone for someone looking for employment in a school based administration role.

Raysfield federation Governing Board is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children.

Therefore you will be expected to share this commitment and all appointments will be subject to appropriate vetting including an enhanced DBS disclosure check.

The fee payable is £896.62 per annum, and for attendance at additional Governor sub-committee meetings £10.60 per hour, and there approximately eight a year.

For further information, you should contact the Chair of Governors, Nick Kelcey, by email at nicholas.kelcey@raysfieldinfants.org.uk

Applicants should send a detailed CV, including two references, to the Chair of Governors by midday 31st October 2018

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children and young people.  All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment and all appointments will be subject to appropriate vetting, including an enhanced DBS disclosure check.

Some roles may need to comply with the ‘Childcare Act 2006’ and the ‘Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009’ where additional disclosure of information will be required.