Company Secretary/Clerk to Governing Body, Nottingham

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The Fernwood SchoolNottingham
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Start date: 4 May 2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £10,356 - £11,323F6-1 (£27,310) - F6-4 (£29,860) pro rata (£10,356-£11,323 part time, term time only) - 16 hours per week
Contract term: Permanent

Fernwood is an 11-16 School enjoying an excellent reputation for high standards of achievement and behaviour.   We offer a school with:

• An ethos of ‘High Achievement with Care and Discipline for All’

• A teaching profession that is dedicated, innovative and talented 

• A teaching profession that is treated with respect and afforded autonomy in the classroom

• A wonderful group of students who behave well and have high aspirations

• A strong Progress 8 score

• Staff and Governors that are professional and enjoy working together for the benefit of the young people we serve

• An Ofsted outstanding judgement

• Leading Edge Status

The Governors and staff are committed to continuous improvement and welcome applications from candidates with drive and determination.

The Fernwood Academy Trust (a standalone Academy Trust) is seeking to appoint a Company Secretary/ Clerk to the Governing Body to support the work of the Trust, Governing Body and its Committees. The role involves attendance at all meetings of the Trust, Governing Body and Committees (usually in the evening), providing advice on all governance related matters and the preparation of agenda, reports and minutes and associated correspondence. In addition, the post holder will manage all elections to Governor categories where this is necessary and be responsible for all Governor membership records.

The Company Secretary aspects of the role do not relate to financial and accounting duties which are carried out by a Chief Financial Officer, but are in respect of record keeping at Companies House.

Applications are sought from persons with experience and knowledge of the professional school Governing Body clerking role. It would be desirable (but not essential) for that experience to be in an Academy setting, but applications would be considered from persons whose experience related to Clerking maintained school Governing Bodies.

The role is assessed as the equivalent of 2 days per week, term time only, and the majority of the role can be carried out at home. It is important to be aware that flexibility is required in this respect.

The retiring post holder will be available to provide full transitionary support to the successful candidate during the 2020 summer term.

If any candidate wishes to discuss the job role with the existing post holder on an informal basis, then please email leaving a telephone contact number at the address below:

Application forms and further details are available from our website . Please return your completed application form to the HR Manager &  Head Teacher’s PA, Mrs C Smith, by post or by email to: 

The Fernwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring) check.

More about The Fernwood School
Address: Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 2FT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 115 9286326