We are looking for an organised, committed individual to join us as a part-time clerk to the governing body at Holly Spring Primary School.
If you have excellent communication skills, an eye for detail, can manage information effectively and are able to build strong working relationships then this could be the role for you.
Holly Spring Primary School is a newly amalgamated school with strong links to the local community. Both the Senior Leadership Team of the school and the Governing Body are committed to continual improvement and high-quality governance.
What the role involves:
You will be required to advise on governance, constitutional and procedural matters as well as prepare agendas and papers, attend meetings and produce accurate minutes. You will need to effectively liaise with both the Co-Chairs of the Governing Body and the Headteacher, ensuring communication takes place in a timely manner. There will be ongoing training and development to undertake as part of the role.
We’re looking for someone with:
· strong organisational, administrative and communication skills
· the ability to prioritise workload and to work on own initiative
· the ability to maintain confidentiality and act in the interests of the school at all times
Training and support will be provided.
Location: Home-based, plus attendance at evening meetings at school.
Visits to the school are encouraged and you will be warmly welcomed. Please contact the school directly to arrange an appointment – firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01344 483920
Applications will be considered upon receipt.
How to Apply
Please apply online (see link below) or contact the school for further details. 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.
We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.
To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.
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.
To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk
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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.