Clerk to Governing Body

William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School, Lincoln Road, Welton, LN2 3JB

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Grade 5/6 10,853.70 to 13,337.91 per year, depending on qualifications and experience
Contract Type
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Hours per week
Contact Name
Darren Foster
Contact Phone Number
01673 866900
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Required to start April 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, flexible and professional individual with excellent organisational skills and proven administrative experience to support the Governing Body of William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School.

The successful applicant will play a vital role, supporting our governors in their role overseeing the strategic direction, educational performance and financial leadership of the school, and perform the duties of Company Secretary for the school.

The Clerk will oversee the organisation of meetings, typically on Monday evenings at 6:00 pm. They will also record accurate minutes, advise on changes in legislation, policy, governance and constitutional issues and support the Chair and other governors as required.

A self-motivated person is required with the ability to work under their own initiative, manage deadlines, have an eye for detail and keep accurate records. The ability to remain impartial, comply with data protection, DfE and Academy legislation, NGA advice, and communicate effectively and maintaining confidentiality are essential.

As part of this role, there is a requirement to undertake a Clerks' development programme (unless already completed) as well as an accredited clerk qualification through the National Governors Association.

The role is school-based, however much of the role can also be completed from home if necessary. It is a requirement of the role to have access to the internet at home and a laptop will be provided. Excellent Microsoft Office skills are required and are essential to fully undertake this role.

If you feel that you possess these skills and would like to discuss this position prior to a formal application, or for further details, please contact Darren Foster, HR Manager, on (01673) 866900 or

To apply, please complete the Support Staff application form available on the school’s website and email

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In the box on the application form “Further information to support your application”, please include a letter detailing your experience to date and the contribution you will make to the role.

The closing date for applications: 23:57 Sunday 7 March 2021.

Interviews will take place Friday 12 March 2021.

Feedback will only be provided to candidates attending for interview.

William Farr School is committed to the safeguarding of children, and all posts within school are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants are required to reveal information concerning all convictions, including those which would otherwise be considered as ‘spent’. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced background check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

When interviews do take place the school will contact you directly.

When interviews are taking place schools will follow all Government and Public Health England Guidelines.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

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