Clerk to the Governors/Administrative Assistant

Buckler's Mead AcademySomerset

Buckler’s Mead Academy is seeking to appoint a:

Clerk to the Governors/Administrative Assistant

Grade 13 Point 17 (£13,533 per annum – actual salary)

30 hours per week (term time only)

The Governing Body plays an essential role in the continuing success and development of the academy. The Clerk’s role is to work with the Headteacher, Chair of Governors and other governors; dealing with administrative matters for the Board of Governors.

The priority for this post is to act as Clerk to the Governors, with additional general administrative work within the academy. Hours of work are flexible, dependent on planned meetings and the person appointed must be available to attend meetings out of academy hours. The Board and its Committees meet approximately 19 times per year and scheduled meetings start at 5.30 pm, lasting for approximately 2 hours. There may be the occasional need for additional paid hours (including the possibility of a small amount in academy holidays). The Clerk will also be required to arrange and service student related disciplinary meetings.

The Clerk’s main role is to provide professional clerking services to the Board. Key requirements of this role are:

The ability to take accurate minutes from your own notes and to produce clear and accurate minutes for distribution.

To collate and distribute agendas and associated paperwork in advance of meetings.

To provide procedural and legal advice and guidance to the Board.

To attend relevant training events as directed by the Board and Clerks’ Briefing meetings as required.

Management of statutory academy policies.

Experience is desirable but not essential and training will be provided. Candidates must be IT literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and have access to a computer. The successful candidate must follow the academy’s confidentiality procedures and act in a professional manner at all times. Potential candidates are invited to visit the academy for an informal conversation with the Chair of Governors.

Buckler’s Mead Academy is a highly inclusive academy in the east of Yeovil, close to the Dorset border. Our vision as an academy is that all community members are happy, achieve and have high aspirations. All our staff sign up to these aspirations and play a full role in contributing to this vision. We seek to recruit dedicated and talented staff, highly committed to making a difference.

The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to references and a full Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Buckler’s Mead Academy is an equal opportunities employer. The campus is a no smoking site.

Interested candidates should apply in writing to Mr Mark Lawrence, giving details of your current experience and suitability for the role. All applications must be on an academy application form with a covering letter – we do not accept CVs. For further information please contact Deborah St Paul, Head’s PA/HR Manager (

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to receiving your application.



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Buckler's Mead Academy
1 St John's RoadYeovilSomersetBA21 4NHUnited Kingdom
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