Clerk to the Governing Board
  • Employer: Garth Hill College
  • Reference: Sec/21/173898
  • Published: Wed 24/11/2021, 10:40 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 03/12/2021, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 20 hours per week, Term Time Only
  • Salary: £13.79 – £15.18 per hour
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Garth Hill College, Bull Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire

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Clerk to the Governing Board

The Governors of Garth Hill College are seeking to appoint a flexible and reliable person to support the Governing Board.
This is a key role. The Clerk makes an invaluable and vital contribution to the efficiency, effectiveness, productivity and legal compliance of the Governing Board. The Clerk works in partnership with the Chair of Governors to keep the Board focused on its core strategic priorities, provide independent and expert advice and guidance to the Board on its duties and functions and deliver administrative and organisational support, including taking minutes, to facilitate sound governance.  Please note that some meetings of the Governing Board take place in the evening.  
The successfully appointed person will carry duties in line with the seven principles of public life (Nolan principles), mindful of the impact of effective governance on the quality of education and on outcomes for all children and young people.
Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills and excellent attention to detail are essential. You will use technology effectively and confidently to streamline planning and administration activity for the Board.  You will be a good communicator, have a flexible attitude and work well both on your own, using your own initiative, and as part of a team. You will be totally discreet and comfortable handling highly confidential and sensitive information.
Prospective candidates are advised to study the person specification and job description for this post carefully.
Garth Hill College is committed to safeguarding children. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a full disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Should you require any additional information relating to this vacancy please contact
Ms. S Barnes on 01344 421122 or e-mail:

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.


Equal Opportunities

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


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. Find out more about the LSCB at


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.


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