Clerk to Local & interim Governance in the Colchester Area

Langenhoe Community Primary, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC2038-67S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: £160 per meeting
Position Start Date: 01/12/2023 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 30/11/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Job Ref No. Position Type: Admin Pay Range: £160 per meeting

Position Start Date: Open Contract Type: Engagement Agreement Contract Term: Permanent

Application Close: Open

Job Description

Building Great Learning Communities

Our Mission is "To build great learning communities where children flourish". To accomplish our mission, we keep our 3 core beliefs at the heart of everything we do: Courageous Optimism, Boundless Creativity and Heartfelt Compassion. We support our schools to deliver excellent pupil outcomes, create vibrant, exciting environments and offer rewarding careers for employees. To help us with this, we are looking to appoint a Clerk to the Local and Interim Governance Committees from the Colchester Area.

You must be readily available for up to 15 LGC / IGC meetings per year, a mix of virtual and in person. This requires time in the lead up to and post meetings, with key tasks including:

Before meeting:

· Preparing an agenda pack and arranging for the pack to the uploaded onto the Trust Governor Portal

· Booking a room at the venue for in person meetings or organising a zoom link to be circulated via email

· Liaising with key members of staff to ensure all papers are collated on time and sent one week before the meeting

During Meeting:

· Minute taking at the meetings

· Ensuring the meeting keeps to time

· Noting any points of governance for forwarding to the Governance Professional after the meeting

After Meeting:

· Typing up of minutes for checking within 5 working days

· Circulate minutes to LGC and all attendees

· Ensure all actions are carried forward

· Follow up non-attendance and update and monitor registers

You will also be expected to attend termly clerk training and other training as required

Experience of clerking is not essential as training will be provided, however, admin/minute taking experience and touch typing is desired

LIFE Education Trust will include 10 schools - 3 in the Colchester area. The Clerk will support the LGC for Holy Trinity and the joint IGC for Chappel and Fordham. For more information please contact Kathy Hardy (


Please forward your completed application form, together with a letter of application and supporting paperwork to A copy of the Trust Application Form can be found on the website

For further information about this role please contact Kathy hardy, Governance Professional via email at


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Kathy Hardy

Executive Assistant to CEO

Life Education Trust

Information about the School

We are a small, rural community primary school, in a beautiful setting, where we promote outdoor learning and deliver Forest Schools. Our Staff are friendly and welcoming and our parents are supportive. Our children feel safe and enjoy coming to school. They actively engage in learning through our curriculum, which is based around the concepts Create, Connect and Explore.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Sarah Stevenson
Bracken Way
Abberton, Colchester
Essex, CO5 7PG
Telephone: 01206 735267

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