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Clerk to the Governing Body

St Margaret Clitherow School
£10.29 to £11.96 per hour
St Margaret Clitherow School Pembroke, Bracknell, Berkshire
Working Pattern:
Part Time/Term Time
Approximately 50 hours per term.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
31/08/2019 at 12:00 PM
St Margaret Clitherow School

The Local Governing Body of St Margaret Clitherow are seeking to appoint a highly organised, self-motivated Clerk with a professional manner and the effective communication skills required to provide full support to Governors.   

The Clerk plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth running of meetings, preparing agendas and papers and taking accurate minutes.  They will advise on governance, constitution and procedural matters and provide full administrative support to the Local Governing Bodies of both schools.

The successful candidate will have experience of working effectively in a clerk / administrative or secretarial role and be able to demonstrate excellent organisational and communication skills.   Candidates should also have experience of effective record keeping, strong IT skills and be committed to maintaining confidentiality at all times.  Experience of clerking in an Academy school is desirable. 

This role offers good flexibility with working hours and the ability to work from home.  However, the successful candidate must be able to attend a minimum of 16 committee meetings per school year, which are usually held during the evening. 

In addition, clerk support will be required at least once a term for meetings held during the school day.  Hours of work are therefore variable, hours are approximately 50 hours per term.

Please contact the school office, during term time  for further details – 01344 424030.

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please complete the attached application form (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on CES application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

Please be aware you will be employed by the Frassati Catholic Academy Trust not Bracknell Forest Council.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.


We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.


Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.

This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.

To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/keeping-adults-and-children-safe/protecting-children/safeguarding-children-board

Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.


On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.

Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.

We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

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