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19 April 2021
By The Education People Clerking Service

Join our Clerking Service!

If you are looking for an exciting and flexible part-time role and would like the opportunity to grow professionally, joining The Education People's Clerking Service might be just what you are looking for!

We are looking for candidates to work with schools all over Kent and Medway.

Role of a Governance Professional

  • Organise meeting dates write agenda in collaboration with the chair of governors and headteacher.
  • Collect supporting documents and distribute with an agenda.
  • Attend meetings, give professional advice on governance procedural aspects and take minutes.
  • Write minutes for chair's approval and send to governors.
  • Carry out 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 initially provided alongside paid mandatory training, clerking service team briefings, conferences and email updates from the team. You will be offered to become the governance professional of a school governing board within as close a proximity to your home or work, depending on availability.

We expect our governance professionals to work for at least three schools within 12 months. A governing board, depending on its governance structure, can have between 6 and 12 meetings per year. Governance professionals are paid per meeting and have 13 hours allocated for a full governing board meeting and 8 for a committee meeting. There is also lots of ad hoc and cover work offered throughout the year so if you want extra work, it's usually there.

The starting salary for a new governance professionals is approximately £13.67 per hour for non accredited, and £15.62 per hour for accredited governance professionals 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.

Periodically, we offer funding to achieve an accreditation in clerking which enables governance professionals to progress to a higher wage.

Skills Required

  • IT literate
  • Well 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.

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