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GBP £31,434 to £32,577 31434




Hackney Learning Trust


3rd Party

DBS Required


Contract Type

Fixed Term - Full Time

Closing date


Permanent, Term-time only (+4 weeks)

We are seeking to appoint a skilled and experienced clerk and/or individual with high levels of literacy, a strong ability to process complex information, and experience of interpreting and advising on procedures and policy, legal aspects, and matters of compliance.

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. Your duties will include effective administration, information management, and advisory responsibilities, displaying best practice to support strong governance of schools. We particularly welcome applications from the educational, legal, or policy fields.

The 36 hours per week will be worked over 5 days Monday to Friday, school term-time only. Early morning / Daytime / Evening clerking will be necessary on a regular basis, flexibly but will not exceed 36 hours per week. Weekend work may be required exceptionally. You will provide a professional clerking service to Governing Bodies, supporting a minimum of 130 meetings per year, as part of the core team of Governance Services.

The governing board meetings in the main are scheduled in the afternoons or evenings (typically anytime between 4pm-8:30pm) or in the mornings (typically anytime between 7:30am-10am). You would also be expected to clerk some day time extraordinary meetings, such as Pupil Disciplinary Committees, Independent Review Panels, HR Hearings, etc. The rest of your time would be mainly dedicated to preparing for, and doing up follow-up work such as minute writing, arising from the business of the governing bodies. You would be expected to support the Governance Services core team and undertake additional or other duties as may be appropriate to achieve the objectives of the post and as directed and deemed appropriate by your Line Manager.

This role will enable you to gain unique insights into how schools are run at a very high strategic level, and how governance drives school improvement. You will be instrumental in making a difference, supporting strong governance of schools which will lead to changing the life chances of every child in our community and beyond. This is particularly relevant for those from the most disadvantaged starting points and those whose progress is stalled by challenging barriers, whatever they might be.

As the post holder, you will be part of our diverse team of clerking professionals and have access to high quality professional training in governance clerking, as well as ongoing support and guidance of an experienced core team. You will be able to draw on the wider expertise of Hackney Learning Trust and have access to a wide range of resources including those necessary in order to develop expertise to provide statutory advice and guidance to governing boards, Head teachers and senior officers. You will gain invaluable insights into governance best practice, procedure, policy, and legal aspect

A DBS check is required for this role.

Hackney Learning Trust is a department within Hackney Council that is responsible for Hackney’s children’s centres, 34,268 pupils in 79 schools and early years and adult education. Our vision is to provide excellent education for every child, young person and adult learner.

Hackney Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Hackney Learning Trust posts can be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Madalina Brockmann, Governance Services Manager via email on madalina.brockmann@learningtrust.co.uk.

To apply for this role, please apply via the Hackney Learning Trust: https://www.learningtrust.co.uk/jobs/hlt/details?id=PFTFK026203F3VBQB798M8N8D&nPostingID=3185&nPostingTargetID=54848&mask=hltext&lg=UK

Closing date for applications: 02 February 2019

Interviews: 06 February 2020

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age