Governor Services Officer
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 Bexley 08: 23 days Annual Leave (rising to 27 after 5 years’ service) plus Bank Holiday Entitlement
- From Bexley 09: 25 days Annual Leave (rising to 28 after 5 years’ service) plus Bank Holiday Entitlement
- Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
- 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.
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Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.
For further information please contact Rebecca Barut, Head of Schools HR and Governors on 0203 045 4207 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to apply
Please visit https://jobs.bexley.gov.uk/wrlive to find out more and apply. CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form.
- Closing Date for your application: Tuesday 1st October 2019
- Anticipated Interview date: Wednesday 9th October 2019
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.