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28 Feb 2023

Part-Time Clerk to Governors

ArkSchools – Posted by ArkSchools London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Clerk to Governors


Reports to: Regional Governance Officer

Start Date: February 2023

Location: Home based with regular travel to schools in Birmingham. The successful applicant will also be required to travel to the central offices near White City, London, for termly all-team meetings (estimated at three times per year)

Contract: 16 months fixed term

Pattern: Part Time – 7.5 hours per week on average, term -time only (39 weeks)

Closing date: 21/03/2023 at 10am

Interview date: w/c 27/03/2023

Salary: £24,000 to £28,000, pro rata to circa £4,196 to £4,896 per annum


About the role:

As Clerk to Governors, you will coordinate the effective functioning of Local Governing Bodies (LGBs) and governor review panels for Ark schools based in Birmingham. You will be providing administrative and organisational support, guidance to ensure Boards and Panels operate within regulatory frameworks (internal and external) and advise on procedural matters for the operation of Boards and Panels.

Key responsibilities:

  • With the Chair and Principal, prepare focused agendas for all meetings
  • Liaise with those preparing papers to make sure they are distributed on time and in-line to network-wide standards
  • Monitor attendance and take appropriate action in relation to absences
  • Attend all meetings and take detailed minutes that accurately reflect the meeting, discussion and decisions
  • Draft formal minutes and liaise with the Chair and Principal to review prior to final approval by the Board/Panel
  • Maintain and update internal systems, including school websites, to provide accurate and timely information that complies with internal and statutory guidance

Key requirements:

  • Experience of accurate minute taking in a formal setting
  • IT literate and competent using MS Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Experience of working with a range of stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to foster relationships
  • Self-motivated and able to work with remote supervision
  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to manage multiple workloads
  • Proactive, organised and flexible to ensure deadlines are met


View the full job description and person specification here 


About Ark

We’re an international charity, transforming lives through education. We exist to give every young person, regardless of their background, a great education and real choices in life. In the UK, we’re a network of 39 schools, educating around 28,500 pupils in areas where we can make the biggest difference and we’re recognised as one of the highest achieving academy groups in the country. We want to change the lives of children everywhere, not just in our own schools. So, we create and incubate Ventures designed not only to help pupils in Ark schools, but also to improve education systems.


You’ll be joining a group of like-minded, ambitious individuals who work collaboratively and are all committed to our core mission, that every child has the potential to succeed. Having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, we are shaping our goals for the next 20 and there has never been a more exciting time to join us.



  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising with each year of service and full office closure between Christmas and New Year
  • Hybrid working, with currently two days a week in our state-of-the-art office in West London working alongside colleagues
  • Regular social events, monthly free breakfast, and daily fruit
  • A flexible approach to working with understanding and consideration for work life balance and personal commitments
  • As an Ark employee, you will have the opportunity to be part of the TPT (The Pension Trust) scheme, our workplace pension scheme where we make an 11% contribution; you are not required to contribute towards this scheme unless you choose to
  • Access to high-quality professional learning throughout your career, offering both face-to-face sessions and a bespoke online learning platform
  • Access to Ark Rewards scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers, interest-free loans available for season tickets or a bike, gym discounts offering up to 40% off your local gym and free eye tests


Interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised.

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.  

Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment – this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link. 

How to Apply

Apply with a CV and cover letter on our online recruitment portal. Applications to be submitted by Tuesday 21st March 2023 at 10.00am but please note: we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response. Click here to apply   This ATS application form should take no longer 20 minutes to complete. At any time, you can pause, save, and log back in. If you have any difficulty with meeting the deadline for application, please contact

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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