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Clerk to Governors

Pay - GLEA Grade 7 (£26,446 to £29,174 p.a. pro rata)

Actual annual starting salary £2,784 gross per annum

We are looking to appoint a Clerk to Governors to advise our Governing Body and School Trusts on governance, constitutional and procedural matters. The successful candidate will also be responsible for all administration in relation to the Governing Body and trusts including the preparation, typing and distribution of agendas and associated paperwork; accurate taking of and typing of minutes at all Governor and Trust meetings as well as any working parties.  Knowledge of how schools and governing bodies operate is desirable and previous experience of similar work would be advantageous however training opportunities are available for this role. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an excellent Clerk to support our Governing Body on compliance for the strategic management and development of our school.  

The School's Governing Body meets 9 times per year, in the evening within the academic year, and the successful candidate would also be expected to work in school for approximately 3.5 hours each week. The school year is over 38 weeks.

To be considered for this post, please complete a formal application which is available to download on our website along with a full job description and person specification or available from the School, and return where possible by email to: HR@kings.lincs.sch.uk or by post to HR Officer, The King's School, Brook Street, Grantham, NG31 6RP.

A deadline has not been set and therefore we encourage early applications as the School reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate upon receipt of application. Applications will be acknowledged by email however feedback will only be provided to candidates attending for interview.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and as this post is considered to be ‘regulated activity’, a check through the Disclosure and Barring Service including the children’s barred list. Successful applicants must be familiar with, and comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, child protection and promote the welfare of students.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules, see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-filtering-guidance) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

The King’s School is an equal opportunities employer and committed to the protection and safety of its children. The King’s School is committed to the protection and safety of its students. The offer of a position at the School is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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