Sessional Clerk to Governing Boards, Hackney

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Hackney Learning TrustHackney

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Up to £250 per meeting
Contract term: Permanent

Strong governance of schools will lead to changing the life chances of every child in our community and beyond, particularly those from the most disadvantaged starting points and those whose progress is stalled by challenging barriers whatever they might be.

Details of the role

We are seeking to appoint skilled and experienced clerks, or individuals that come from the field of policy, legal or senior executive administrative backgrounds, to support the development of governing boards enabling stronger governance.

You will be expected to provide a professional and comprehensive clerking service to a group of governing boards in accordance with statutory requirements to enable governors to discharge their statutory functions most effectively. This will ensure that every child receives the best possible education.

Your duties will include effective administration through best practice to support the business of governance. With guidance from the Governance Services core team you will also provide statutory advice and guidance to governing boards, headteachers and senior officers.

Our team of clerks benefit from ongoing support and guidance of an experienced core team who can also draw on the wider expertise of Hackney Learning Trust.

You will be required to work flexibly and attend governing board meetings that in the main are scheduled in the evenings during term time and are on average once every two weeks.

About Hackney Learning Trust

Hackney Learning Trust is an innovative and forward thinking organisation determined to help schools improve the life-chances of young people.

The services of Hackney Learning Trust are available well beyond Hackney and to all educational settings: academies, free and independent schools, as well as maintained schools.

For further information and to apply

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Angela Alabi, Leader of Clerking Services via email

Please apply online via Hackney Learning Trust’s website:  

Closing date for applications: Monday 18th September 2017
Shortlisting: Wednesday 20th September 2017
Initial Test: Monday 25th September 2017
Further Interviews: Thursday 28th September/Friday 29th September 2017

We welcome applications in advance of the deadline.

Training is mandatory for all clerks.

Please note that an enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

Job location

More about Hackney Learning Trust
Address: Technology & Learning Centre (TLC), 1 Reading Lane, London, E8 1GQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8820 7000
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