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Become a Clerk (the governance professional to the board)

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!

The flexibility of the role means other than attending the governing board meeting, work can be completed at any time of the day to suit your existing demands of either family or work life.

We are looking for prospective employees to work with schools either in person or virtually all over Kent, Medway and beyond!

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 interest details up to date.
  • Support, administer and advise for any required panel process as received to the governing board.
  • Be the professional adviser by helping the board understand its role and legal duties so that it functions efficiently and effectively.

To aid and support you in the role, a mentor is initially provided alongside a comprehensive paid induction training programme and further mandatory training; clerking service team briefings, conferences and email updates from the team. We provide a Microsoft sharepoint package for undertaking the role and constant access and well-being support from our Clerking Family and wider. 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.

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.

We offer funding towards achieving a level three accreditation qualification 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.

Become part of our Clerking family.