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Clerk to the Governors – Surrey, Uxbridge or Slough

£13.15 up to £15.44 per hour, (FTE £24,691 - £28,991 per annum)
Supporting up to four Local Governing Bodies of our schools in Surrey, Uxbridge or Slough (schools to be allocated upon appointment)
Two hours per week, per school, Term-Time only
End Date: 15/10/2021

Job Description:

You will have a key role in promoting the effective governance of the Trust and ensure proceedings are conducted in accordance with all relevant legislation/ regulations and established guidance. You will provide strategic and administrative support and manage Local Governing Body meetings, draft agendas, produce accurate and concise minutes of meetings and maintain information on membership and advise the Local Governing Body on procedural matters where appropriate. You may also be asked to support ad-hoc Panel meetings.

You will be offered job specific training, as well as ongoing support from the Governance Manager and you will have the opportunity to network with other clerks.

Job Description – Clerk to the Governors Sept21

Person Specification

You will need to demonstrate the following experience and skills:

  • Experience as a clerk or similar role in a relevant governance setting
  • Experience of taking notes of meetings and presenting records of expressed opinions and decisions taken
  • Effective oral and written communication skills to be able to work effectively with a range of audiences using appropriate, presentation, interpersonal and decision making skills
  • Methodical and thorough work ethic, with the ability to meet targets and deadlines and respond positively to changing priorities and timeframes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to all stakeholders
  • To have confidence in own understanding of legislation
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and the highest standards of equality practice.

Person Specification – Clerk to the Governors Sept21

Further Information

Orchard Hill College Academy Trust comprises fifteen special schools located in the South East. As an outstanding provider and Academy sponsor, Orchard Hill College has a strong track record for making a positive impact within the local community it serves.

Application Guidance

To apply, please click here. You will be redirected to apply via our online TES portal.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact the Governance Manager, Susanne Wicks, by email to swicks@ohcandat.org or telephone 07795 606 346.

Closing date:  Friday 15th October 2021

Interview date: Tuesday 2nd November 2021

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to commencing employment.

As a community of learners, families and colleagues OHC&AT believes that by working collaboratively, with energy and ambition we can always effect positive change. No limit is placed on what is possible and everyone has the ability to be the very best they can be.

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