Vacancy for Clerk to Governors

Organisation                          South Hams Federation

Occupational group             Admin, Secretarial & Office Support

Salary details                         £10.60 – £11.70 per hour (Grade D)

Job term                                 Permanent

Appointment type               Part-time – Term Time Only (38 weeks per annum)

Hours                                      9 hours per week x 38 weeks

Closing Date                          Noon, Wednesday 25th May 2022

Interview date                      To be Confirmed.

The South Hams Federation are seeking to recruit a Clerk to the Governors to support Governors in fulfilling their responsibilities for the Federation. Applications are invited from suitably qualified or experienced individuals who have excellent listening and oral and written communication skills as well as good ICT skills. You must also be able to work under your own initiative, manage deadlines and keep accurate records. The ability to remain impartial, comply with data protection legislation and maintain confidentiality is essential. Appropriate training will be provided through Governor Services. Access to the internet and the ability to work at home and in school is essential.

The main purpose of the job is:
• Provide effective administrative support to the governing body and its committees including minute taking and convening meetings.
• To provide advice to the Board of Governors and its individual members on governance, constitutional and procedural matters, ensuring the board meets its statutory requirements.
• To provide administrative support to the Board of Governors to facilitate effective and efficient meetings and strategic governance.
• To make a key contribution to ensuring a strong evidence base is provided for Ofsted/Audit by an accurate record of governing board challenge, actions and decisions via concise and accurate minutes.
• To manage information effectively and in accordance with legal requirements, observing confidentiality.
• To facilitate and co-ordinate the induction process for new governors and promote governor training, succession planning and recruitment based on the skills required to fulfil the governing boards’ key roles.
The successful applicant should:
• Have a high standard of grammar.
• Be able to record and transcribe minutes.
• Have excellent ICT skills.
• Have good communication and organisational skills and a confident telephone manner.
• Be willing to work as part of the federation team to provide efficient administration support.
• Be adaptable and able to work under pressure.

The South Hams Federation is a successful forward-thinking dynamic Federation based in the South Hams region of Devon comprising Kingsbridge, Loddiswell, Malborough with South Huish C of E, Modbury and Stokenham Area Primary Schools; all of which are Devon Council maintained primary schools.

Closing date is noon on Wednesday, 25th May 2022. Interview date to be arranged.

An application form and job description can be found by clicking on the links below.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This role requires an enhanced DBS disclosure and the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

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