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Job Ref No. ECC16973-58S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: £220-£260 per meeting
Position Start Date: 01/04/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 26/02/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: 04/03/2024  

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The Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust (EFSPT) wishes to appoint well-organised, efficient Clerks to provide support and guidance to our schools' Governors. The EFSPT Clerking Team is briefed and supported by the Head of Governance.

Previous clerking experience is desirable, along with knowledge of the education sector, although training and support will be provided.

This flexible, part-time role is term-time only and primarily home-based. The ability to work flexible hours is important, including attendance at evening meetings which may be held virtually or at our schools. There is the requirement to clerk approximately seven Governing Body meetings per year per school. You may also be asked to clerk any statutory appeal or investigatory panels the Governing Body is required to convene.

Your general responsibilities will include:

  • Attending and minuting governing body meetings
  • Working effectively with the Chair and Headteacher prior to each meeting to adapt the Trust's template agenda
  • Distributing papers within agreed timescales
  • Advising the governing body on procedural matters
  • Preparing accurate minutes of Governing Body meetings
  • Recording decisions accurately and objectively with timescales for action
  • Attending termly briefings with the Clerking Team and Head of Governance
  • Collating paperwork for the induction of new Governors

You will:

  • Have good communication, IT and literacy skills
  • Be well organised and able to take comprehensive and accurate minutes
  • Have the ability to work flexibly
  • Be able to attend some daytime but mostly evening meetings
  • Have the time to support the Local Governing Body outside of the meetings
  • Maintain confidentiality when required

You will be paid between £220 ( £196 pay / £24 holiday pay) and £260 (£232 pay / £28 holiday pay) per full Governing Body Meeting depending on experience and £165 (£147 Pay / £18 holiday pay) per LGB Staff Pay Panel meeting. Paid monthly in arrears. Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme is available.

For further information about this post, please contact:
Elisabeth Nunn, Head of Governance, at:

Closing date for applications is Monday 26th February 2024 at midday.

Interviews to be held on Monday March 4th 2024.

Information about the School

Dear Applicant,

Welcome to The Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust of fifteen Primary and one Special School all based in the Epping Forest District. Along with our SCITT (School-Centred Initial Teacher Training), School Improvement Team, Wellbeing Service, and Resourced Provisions based in three of our schools, we are a leading educational organisation in Epping Forest.

EFSPT was formed in 2018 from a consortium of schools that had worked together for over 20 years, and are committed to collaborative working to ensure the best possible outcomes for our children and school communities. The schools maintain their identities but work in a highly collaborative manner supported by a small but very experienced Central Team.

Our Mission is to provide an exceptional education that is inclusive and challenging for all and that provides wider opportunities for the children within the EFSPT to flourish.

We have an uncompromising ambition to use (The) Power of Collaboration to provide outstanding provision through: An inclusive, unrelenting focus on high-quality first-teaching A rich, broad, and stimulating curriculum A high aspiration for all children regardless of their background to achieve the best possible outcomes A wide range of experiences to develop the whole child An environment where good mental health and well-being are nurtured A safeguarding culture to respond to our local context and the needs of our pupils Strong foundations for the next stage of education or employment

EFSPT is committed to Trauma Perceptive Practice; the Essex approach to understanding behaviour and supporting emotional well-being.Being trauma-perceptive means that through our values, policies, and practice, we can effectively support the children, families, and communities in our Trust, creating spaces of belonging and safety that enable everyone to flourish, become resilient, and learn.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer committed to safeguarding our school's communities. The appointment will therefore be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks.

Thank you for your interest in working as part of the Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust, for further information on the trust please visit our website at

West Essex SCITT is an outstanding provider of Initial Teacher Training. We currently have student finance or self funded postgraduate trainee teacher vacancies available to start in September 2024 across all of our 16 primary schools.

Please visit the below website for further information;

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.


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Contact Information

Tula Smith
c/o The Alderton Infants School
Alderton Hall Lane , Loughton
Essex , IG10 3HE
Telephone: 0208 508 7168

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