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Clerk to the Governing Body

Employer:
Oaklands Junior School
Salary:
£9.78 - £10.65 per hour - approx. 125 hours per year
Location:
Oaklands Junior School
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Flexible Hours/Evenings/Part Time/Term Time
Hours:
Approximately 125 hours per annum.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
25/06/2018 at 12:00 PM
Reference:
Pri/18/64004
Oaklands Junior School

Clerk to the Governing Body

 

Casual Position on a Part Time Permanent Contract approximately 125 hours per annum.

 

The salary will be at Grade 4, Point 18-21 (£18,870 - £20,541 per annum, pro-rata – equivalent to £9.78 - £10.65 per hour) depending on experience.

 

This is a key role providing administrative support to the Governing Body, reporting to the Chair of Governors.

 

This vital position ensures the effectiveness of the Governing Body by meeting the administrative and procedural requirements and enabling the board to have successful discussions.

 

Primarily the clerk is 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 also need to become familiar with the DfE’s Governance Handbook, and provide accurate advice to Governors as necessary.

 

There are usually 6 meetings of the full Governing Body per year but attendance at additional committee meetings, totalling 19 to 21, will be required. These are currently held either before school or in the evenings, meaning that willingness to attend evening meetings is essential. However, most of the administrative duties will be undertaken in the Clerk’s own home.

 

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

 

Good english, maths and computing 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.

 

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All staff employed in the school must be aware that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken.

 

Closing Date: Monday 25th June 2018 at 12 noon.

 

Interview Date: TBC

 

Further information, including an application form and job description please contact Pauline Cooper at finance@oaklands-jun.wokingham.sch.uk.

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online by downloading the attached application form (see link below) or contact the school for further details. Completed applications can be sent by email: admin@oaklands-jun.wokingham.sch.uk. We will only accept applications on Corvus Learning Trust application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

Please note you will be employed by the Corvus Learning Trust not Bracknell Forest Council.

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.

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.

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.

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