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Clerk to Governors - Norcot Early Years Centre

Job details
Posting date: 03 June 2024
Salary: £13.47 to £14.91 per hour
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 30 June 2024
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Remote working: On-site only
Company: Reading Borough Council
Job type: Permanent
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Norcot Early Years Centre is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join the team as a part time Clerk to Governors to work on average 3 hours per week (term time only).

Located in Tilehurst in Reading, Norcot Early Years Centre is a vibrant and inclusive learning environment dedicated to providing high-quality education and care for children aged 0-5 years.

As the Clerk to Governors you will contribute to the efficient and effective function of the Governing board and its committees by:
• Providing efficient, reliable and confidential service to the Governing Body and committees
• To advise the Governing Body on constitutional matters and procedures for school governance.
• Managing information effectively in accordance with legal requirements

Applicants must demonstrate flexibility in their approach to the role as there is no fixed pattern of working hours. Meetings are scheduled for Tuesday mornings at 9:15am, but all preparation before and after meetings is expected to be completed remotely from home. A laptop and access to necessary data will be provided for the role.

About you:
We are seeking a candidate who possess:
• Proficient organizational and administrative abilities.
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
• Flexibility in adapting to varying working hours.
• Collaborative nature, capable of both team-based and independent work.
• Familiarity with educational legislation, guidelines, and legal mandates.
• Efficient time management skills, adept at prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines.
• Appreciation for the significance of confidentiality.

• Experience of clerking/Minute taking
• Knowledge of Governance and legislative requirements relevant to a school
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook/Internet

There will be a transitional period during which the current Clerk will facilitate the handover of the role, ensuring that all responsibilities are properly conveyed and relevant training is provided.

To request a show round or an application pack, please contact us on 0118 937 5677 or email or visit:

Applications will be reviewed and considered on receipt.

This Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be sought from the successful candidates.

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