Local Employment: Clerk to the Governors – Broadwindsor Primary School

Broadwindsor Primary School seek a Clerk to the Governors. A permanent, part time position, the Clerk is responsible for convening an average of 9 Full Governing Body meetings per year. This is a rewarding position, providing essential assistance and guidance to the Governing Body of the school. Employed by Dorset Council

  • Job Reference: REC/21/00160
  • Occupational group: School Support Staff
  • Salary details: Grade 5 SCP 4-6
  • Job term: Part time, Term time only
  • Appointment type: Permanent
  • Contact: Mrs Sally Dawson, sdawson@broadwindsor.dorset.sch.uk
  • Contact telephone: 01308 868376
  • Closing Date: 25 February 2021 12:00 pm

Meetings take place in the evening or late afternoon or virtually using MS TEAMS during Covid restrictions. Administrative duties such as typing up minutes may be carried out more flexibly at home or in school to suit the successful candidate. Experience in a similar post would be advantageous but training can be given and support is provided by Dorset Governor Services and via the National Governance Association (NGA).

They  are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to be Clerk to the Governors. You will play a vital role, supporting the Governors with the guidance they need. It will involve working closely with the Headteacher and Chair to ensure the smooth and effective running of the Governing Body.

You will have excellent administrative, organisational, ICT and literacy skills, working under your own initiative. You will oversee the organisation of meetings, record accurate minutes and advise on changes in legislation, policy and governance issues (ongoing training and support provided). The ability to remain impartial, comply with data protection legislation and maintain confidentiality is essential.

Visits to school during Covid restrictions cannot currently take place but please do contact the school office for further information. If you are interested in this role, please apply via the ‘Apply for this job’ link on their page. CV’s are not accepted.
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They value the diversity of their workforce and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Broadwindsor Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; this is a commitment which they expect all staff and volunteers to share. The successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check in line with the Governments safer recruitment guidelines.

The pro rata salary shown is based on the number of hours and weeks worked and paid annual leave entitlement for an employee under 5 years’ service.

Interviews: week beginning 1 March 2021