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Clerk for the Local Governing Bodies

We are looking to recruit a new Clerk for our Local Governing Bodies to start on 5 September 2022.


Each of our 4 schools has its own Local Governing Body which meets 6 times a year. Meetings are scheduled termly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8pm, within The Corinium Education Trust’s annual calendar. Dates for 2022-23 are provided in advance. Our new Clerk will liaise with our Headteachers and the Chairs of each Local Governing Body to draft and prepare agendas and finalise the minutes of meetings. Papers for meetings are shared in a secure portal.


Our new Clerk to our Local Governing Bodies must:

  • be well organised with a proven ability to work on their own initiative, under pressure and with discretion;
  • ensure a high level of accuracy and confidentiality;
  • have excellent administrative and communication skills and a positive can-do attitude;
  • be familiar with Microsoft Office and have secure IT skills.


Experience of governance or the Clerk’s role would be useful but not essential as training will be provided. The Corinium Education Trust’s Governance Officer will continue to clerk our Trustees’ Board and Committee meetings and will provide induction, support and guidance for our new Clerk to the Local Governing Bodies.


The post is equivalent to 8 hours a week for 38 weeks a year (term time only). These hours will be worked flexibly allowing approximately 2 hours a week per school, but with the fixed commitment of scheduled evening Local Governing Body Meetings on set dates each term. This is therefore an ideal opportunity for anyone looking to work flexibly around other commitments or alongside another job. The Clerk will be expected to plan ahead, attend and minute all meetings, some of which will be in person and some online in MS Teams. Furthermore, the allocation of hours includes time for the Clerk to engage in additional activities such as The Corinium Education Trust’s Governance Seminars, line management and quality assurance meetings.


We anticipate that the Clerk’s role will evolve as The Corinium Education Trust develops and grows and the Clerk will be expected to operate flexibly to accommodate ad hoc projects and analysis and to liaise with The Corinium Education Trust’s Governance Officer on these where appropriate.


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Completed application forms should reach the school no later than 9.00am on Wednesday 20 July 2022, with interviews provisionally scheduled for Monday 25 July 2022.