Clerk to the Board of Governors
Castle Cary Community Primary School is seeking a Clerk to the Board of Governors.
The board, through its appointed and elected governors, plays a distinctive and essential role in the continuing success and development of the school.
The clerk’s job is to work with the chair, other governors and headteacher, in dealing with administrative matters for the board and advising on procedural issues of governance and the board’s statutory duties. Central to the role is preparing for, taking notes at and producing minutes for meetings.
The post involves some evening work and the successful candidate should be available at times during the day. Good keyboard skills and the ability to write agendas and produce accurate concise minutes are essential. Integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality are also essential.
New clerks receive advice, support and training from the Somerset County Council Governance Services Team and all clerks are encouraged to attend termly briefings in their locality to update themselves on the latest developments in governance. A handover will be provided for the new post holder.
The post will initially involve 8 hours work for each month and, typically, there will be 1 meeting a month. The clerk may/will be asked to take on additional work according to need.
The post of Clerk to the Governing Board has been evaluated using Somerset’s Job Evaluation Scheme at Grade 13: £23,023 full time equivalent salary (based on 37 hours a week)
For further information please contact the school office who will put you in touch with the Chair of Governors for an informal discussion. Tel: 01963 350520
Castle Cary Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including barring checks and DBS.