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Clerk to the Governing Body

Oaklands Junior School
Depending on Experience
Oaklands Junior School
Working Pattern:
Flexible Hours/Part Time/Evenings
Approximately 180 hours per annum.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
20/05/2019 at 12:00 PM
Oaklands Junior School

Clerk to the Governing Body

 We are looking for a Clerk to our Governing Body to provide effective administrative and clerking support to all Governing Body Meetings.  Responsibilities will include preparing agendas, attendance at meetings and drafting of minutes, supporting good communication and providing advice to ensure compliance.

The school is part of the Corvus Learning Trust, a recently formed family of four schools supporting students from Infants through to Secondary school in the Crowthorne area.  The Trust schools enjoy shared values and a common ethos and vision for children and their education.  The successful candidate will have the support of and work in collaboration with the other clerks.

There are usually 6 meetings of the full Governing Body per year but attendance at additional committee meetings will be required.  These are currently held either in the mornings or the evenings but the school is willing to negotiate on timings.  Most of the administrative duties, however, will be undertaken in the Clerk’s own home, meaning that it can be very flexible. 

The successful candidate will also be expected to attend two termly briefing sessions held by the Local Authority which are held during the working day and also take advantage of other training sessions that may be offered. 

Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills are essential.  The job requires someone who is a good communicator, who works well on their own using their own initiative and as part of a team. 

This is a Part Time Position on a Permanent Contract, approximately 180 hours per annum.  However, this can be reviewed once the candidate has been in post for a while.  The hourly salary will depend on experience. 

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All staff employed in the school must be aware that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken. 

Further information together with a full job description can be obtained from the school office. 

Closing Date: Monday 20th May 2019 at 12 noon.

Equal Opportunities

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

How to apply

Please apply online by downloading the attached application form (see link below) or contact the school for further details. Completed applications can be sent by email: admin@oaklands-jun.wokingham.sch.uk. We will only accept applications on Corvus Learning Trust application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

Please note you will be employed by the Corvus Learning 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.

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.

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.

Further information on this vacancy