The Governing Body at Easthampstead Park Community School are seeking to appoint a highly organised, self-motivated Clerk with a professional manner and the effective communication skills required to provide full support to Governors. This is a key role which includes providing administrative and procedural advice to the Governing Board and keeping Governors abreast of policy updates and changes.
The Clerk plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth running of meetings, preparing agendas and papers and taking accurate minutes. The successful candidate will have experience of working effectively in a clerk/administrative or secretarial role and be able to demonstrate excellent organisational and communication skills. The Clerk will also need to become familiar with the DFE’s Governance Handbook and provide accurate advice to Governors, as necessary. Candidates should have experience of effective record keeping, strong IT skills and be committed to maintaining confidentiality at all times. Experience of clerking in a school is desirable.
This role offers good flexibility with working hours and the ability to work from home. However, the successful candidate must be able to attend a minimum of 25 committee meetings per school year, which are usually held during the evening. In addition, Clerk support will be required at other ad hoc meetings and Local Authority training during the school day. Hours of work are therefore variable, but will be approximately 60 hours per term; this could increase should the Clerk be required for Exclusion Hearings etc.
Easthampstead Park Community School is a vibrant, cutting edge learning environment. Our school culture marries unswervingly high academic expectations with excellent pastoral care and support. The concept of community is at the very heart of our vision; we believe in a three-way partnership between parents, teachers and students, and are proud of our setting and the local community. Teaching and learning are at the very heart of our school and drives everything we do.
This is a very exciting time to join us. In recent years, we have made excellent progress, and at our last OFSTED inspection (June 2016), we were rated as ‘Good’ in all areas. If you feel you have the necessary skills, mind-set and determination to join us on our journey towards ‘outstanding,’ we would very much like to hear from you.
Applications will be considered upon receipt, therefore you are encouraged to make an expression of interest as soon as possible.
Closing date: Tuesday 19 November, 10.00am.
How to Apply
Easthampstead Park Community School, Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8FS
Tel: 01344 304567
Please apply online. For enquiries please telephone our Personnel Officer on 01344 390826 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application pack. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.
We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.
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.
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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.
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.