Clerk to the Governing Body

Vacancy Summary
Employer:
Bracknell Forest Council
Salary:
Starting salary £10.66 to £11.25 per hour depending on experience
Location:
Binfield CE Primary School, Binfield, Bracknell, Berkshire
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Evenings/Flexible Hours/Part Time/Term Time
Hours:
Part time approx 200 hours/per annum.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
03/07/2017 at 13:18 PM
Reference:
BCPS/17/5261
Vacancy Description

Required September 2017

Bracknell Forest Grade I + fringe allowance

This is a key role providing administrative and procedural advice to the Governing Body. Reporting to the Chair of Governors.

Responsible for preparing agendas in consultation with the Headteacher and the Chair of Governors; taking and writing up the minutes at Governors’ meetings, and distributing documentation and other information to the Governing Body. The Clerk will need to become familiar with the DfE Governance Handbook, and provide accurate advice to Governors as necessary.

There are usually six meetings of the Full Governing Body per year but attendance at ten committee meetings per year will also be required. Willingness to attend evening meetings is essential. Administrative hours are flexible and home based.

The successful candidate will also be expected to attend the termly briefing sessions held by the LA which are held during the working day and take advantage of other training sessions that may be offered.

Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills are essential. The job requires someone who is a good communicator who works well on their own using their own initiative and as part of a team.

All applications will be considered on receipt and interviews arranged accordingly.

 For more information please contact: Tel: 01344 860106

Email: bursar@binfieldschool.com

Binfield CE Primary School V.A.

Benetfeld Road, Binfield, Bracknell, RG42 4EW



Equal Opportunities
Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
How to apply
Please apply online (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

Find out more about working in our Schools.

Equal Opportunities
We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.

Disability
We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.

Safeguarding
Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.

This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.

To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/application-process-for-working-with-children-and-adults-at-risk.pdf

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/safeguardingchildrenboard

Pre–employment medical check
You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.

References
On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.

Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.

We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.