• Oare School

Support Post Vacancy

John O’GauntBurbageOare – St Katherine’s

Local Governing Body Clerk

From 01 September 2017 Excalibur Academies Trust will have vacancies at four of its academies; Burbage Primary School, Oare Primary School, St Katharine’s Primary School and John O’Gaunt School Hungerford for a clerk to support the Local Governing Body. The four vacancies could be filled by one person or split into any combination; please state your preference when applying.

The remit of the LGB at an Excalibur academy is to focus on:-

  • standard and quality of education in the academy
  • welfare of students at the academy
  • the relationship between the academy and the local community

An effective clerk is vital to the success of the governing body; working closely with the Chair and Principal you will ensure that meeting agendas are prepared and papers distributed in a timely manner. At meetings you will take notes from which to prepare the minutes supporting and advising the Chair and governors on matters of policy and procedure and ensuring that all statutory and delegated obligations are met. Following meetings you will produce accurate and succinct minutes which record agreed actions and decisions demonstrating that governors are effectively fulfilling their remint. You will also provide support with governor elections, appointment and induction and maintain governing body records as required.

Each academy has six LGB meetings a year (one per term) which take place in the evening. You will need to be self-motivated and well organised with good IT skills and the ability to plan and prioritise your workload to ensure that deadlines are met. It is essential that you are able to work with diplomacy, sensitivity and absolute confidentiality at all times.

Previous experience is not prerequisite as full training will be given with support and mentoring from the Clerk to Directors.

For an informal discussion about the role(s) contact Nicola Hickford, Clerk to the Directors, Excalibur Academies Trust 07770 588349 nicola.hickford@excalibur.org.uk.

Details of the post are:

Hours (per academy)  : 110.5 (96 worked, 14.5 holiday) per annum
Salary range  : SCP 22 – 25 (£10.71 – £11.74/hour)
Contract type  : Permanent


Closing date for applications: Friday 07 July 2017

Date for Interview: W/C 17 July 2017

Start date: September 2017

Supporting Documents

For information about the application process and all necessary forms, please see the “Supporting Documentation for Application Process” page.

Excalibur Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.