Clerk to Governing Bodies
Wakefield Council
Chesneys Centre, Regent St, Featherstone, Pontefract WF7 5EW
4d ago

Job description

We are seeking to increase our team of Governing Board Meeting Casual Clerks.

You will be working with a strong, professional team which is committed to enhancing the life chances of pupils and their families across the Wakefield District.

You will be employed on a casual basis and work will be offered as and when it is available. You will have the flexibility to control how many meetings you chosse to facilitate.

The successful candidate will have excellent administration, communication and organisational skills. Be able to work independently whilst at the same time forming effective relationships with school leaders, governors, school / council teams / staff.

This post will work on a flexible basis so the successful candidate must be able to organise their own time and work to strict deadlines.

You will be able to travel and work from home with your own PC (with access to Microsoft Word and email) and preferably have both daytime and evening availability.

Duties will include :

  • providing accurate, objective and detailed advice to Governors on a wide range of specialist and often complex matters, including the legal responsibilities, constitutional arrangements and procedures relating to Governing Boards, current issues facing schools / academies and governing boards and recommended responses and relevant good practice;
  • providing clear, accurate, prompt and thorough minutes of the meeting, in line with legal requirements and expectations of Ofsted inspections and Schools Financial Values Standards self-evaluation.
  • If you meet these requirements then we want to hear from you. Previous experience of clerking meetings is desirable although relevant and ongoing training will be provided through job shadowing, training sessions and support from the Council’s School Governor Services team.

    Wakefield Council is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

    We will ensure all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

    If you are selected to become a Governing Board Meetings Casual Clerk you will be allocated a mentor and required to attend on the job training for an induction period before consideration will be given to adding you to our clerking team.

    As a casual worker, although work may be offered to you if it is available, Wakefield Council is under no obligation to do so, and you are under no obligation to accept any work from us.

    Wakefield Council does not undertake to offer any guaranteed regularity of work and the work you will carry out is on a casual basis, as and when it is available and required.

    This is an ideal opportunity for you to support Education in Wakefield and develop your CV whilst working as part of a successful and well respected team.

    For further information please contact Melanie Stokes, Team Leader School Governor Services on :

    Tel : 01977 723117

    Email : Governor wakefield.gov.uk

    The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.

    For further information please visit : jobs.wakefield.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can contact the Recruitment Line on 0845 6036049 (typetalk calls welcome).

    This vacancy is open ended. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient suitable applications have been received.

    It is advisable to apply early to avoid disappointment as applications will be assessed on a regular basis

    For internal and external vacancies

    Under the Agency Worker Regulations October 2011, all agency workers currently engaged with Wakefield Council are eligible to apply.

    Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare.

    We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.

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