26 November 2019
By The Education People Clerking Service

Join our Clerking Service!

If you are looking to grow professionally while earning a bit of secondary income, joining The Education People's Clerking service might be just for you!

We are looking for candidates to work with schools in the following areas of Kent:

  • Dartford
  • Gravesham
  • Folkestone
  • Hythe
  • Dover

The role of the clerk is to:

  • organise meeting dates
  • write agenda in collaboration with chair and headteacher
  • collect supporting documents and distribute with agenda
  • attend meetings, give professional advice on governance procedural aspects and take minutes
  • write minutes for chair's approval and send to governors
  • do administrative tasks relating to keeping governors names and business details up-to-date
  • act as point of communication for complaints received to the governing board
  • be the professional adviser to ensure effective governing boards.

To aid and support you in the role, a mentor is provided alongside paid mandatory training including E-learning, clerking briefings and email updates from the team.

Clerks will be offered an allocation to a school governing board within as close a proximity to home or work, depending on availability. Any new schools joining the service will be offered and we would be wanting clerks to service at least two schools.

A governing board, depending on their governance structure, can have between 6 and 12 meetings per year. Clerks are paid per meeting and have 13 hours allocated for a full governing board meeting and 8 for a committee meeting.

The starting salary for a new clerk is £10.48 per hour with additional holiday pay based on how many hours you have worked. For example, for every 13 hours you work, you actually get paid for 15 hours. We offer funding to achieve an accreditation in clerking which enables clerks to progress to a higher wage.

Skills required:

  • IT literate
  • organised
  • good listening and interpersonal skills
  • good grammar and typing skills
  • attention to detail
  • team player
  • able to work on own
  • self-motivator
  • commitment to self-development.

If the above interests you, please email clerkingservice@theeducationpeople.org for more information.