Governor Services Officer

Bexleyheath, London (Greater)
£20,667 - £30,108
21 Jan 2019
05 Feb 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Management Grouping: Finance and Corporate Services

Team: Governor Support Services

Location: Bexleyheath

Salary: £20,667 - £30,108 per annum

Contract: Permanent –Full Time (36 hours) and Part-Time hours are available. There is a possibility of term time only.

Closing Date: Tuesday 5th February 2019 Interview

Date: TBC

Job reference: FCS0000124


The Role


Bexley Governors Services provides a clerking service to school governing boards in Bexley and surrounding boroughs.  As a clerk you will need to have a good standard of written English and be able to pick out the essential points from governors’ discussion to record as minutes of the meetings. You will need to be able to use word processing and will have the opportunity to use voice recognition software to speed up transition times. With training, you will be able to advise governors on the legal aspects of their role.

You will need to be able to work flexibly to attend evening meetings alongside other during the days.  You would also need to be able to work on occasional Saturdays. A casual car users allowance would be payable.

You will need to be self-motivated and able to work as part of a team.  With a caseload of schools and academies you will plan your time well in order to meet deadlines both in preparation for meetings and producing the minutes.  Confidence in working with governing boards and Head Teachers will be a key aspect of the role so that you are able to provide advice on legislative and procedural matters and help them to resolve complex issues.

Whilst governors provide a voluntary service to schools and academies, their duties and responsibilities are set down in law therefore minutes of meetings must be accurate and reflect discussion and the actions agreed.  There will be times in the school calendar when you are working to tight deadlines for consecutive meetings.  Your excellent organisation skills, eye for detail and ability to use your initiative are all essential skills for this position.

Training will be provided to equip you with essential knowledge and understanding.  This will begin with a basic induction and the opportunity to shadow one of the experienced clerks.  You will be able to complete the Departments for Education Clerks Professional Development Course and later work towards a Level 3 qualification as an accredited clerk.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service

What we offer:

  • Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme
  • Performance Related Pay
  • Up to 23 days Annual Leave (rising to 27 after 5 years’ service) plus Bank Holiday Entitlement
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
  • An excellent working environment at our fantastic new offices
  • Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
  • MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.

View more about our employment deal here.

For an informal discussion regards this role please contact Rebecca Barut ,Head of Schools HR and Governors  on 0203 045 4207 or email

Your Application:

  • Closing Date for your application: 05/02/2019
  • Please visit to find out more and apply.  CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form.
  • Anticipated Interview date: TBC

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Keywords: Governor Services Officer, Bexley, Public and Third Sector.