Clerk to Local Advisory Board (LAB) (Secondary)

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Type of Position:Support staff - Permanent
School:Twynham Learning Core Services
Salary:£26,421 (FTE) £4,622 (pro rata per annum)
Start Date:ASAP (subject to pre-start checks)
Closing Date: Friday 23rd February 2024 at 8am


Start date

ASAP (subject to pre-start checks)

Contract term


Working hours

Part time – 7 hours per week

Weeks per year

Term-time + 2 weeks in the school holidays


Grade 8

Salary range

(per annum)

£26,421 (FTE)

£4,622 (pro rata per annum)



Reports to

Governance Manager

About the Post

We are seeking to appoint a Local Advisory Board (LAB) Clerk as part of the Clerking Team based in the Trust’s Core Services central provision.  The Clerk will predominantly be working with the Twynham School/The Grange School joint LAB, but may be required to support any of the Trust schools and Trust Board, as required, on a flexible basis.

The LAB Clerk will be accountable to the Trust’s Governance Manager, working effectively with the Chair of the LAB, Headteachers and other LAB Members.  The Clerk will work within the guidelines of the DfE Clerking Competency Framework, providing administrative and organisational support to the LAB, guidance to the LAB in compliance with the appropriate legal and regulatory framework, advising on procedural matters whilst securing the continuity of LAB’s business, and observing confidentiality requirements. 

The role could be undertaken from the Core Services offices (based at The Grange School), from home, or a combination of both.  The exception would be for fixed meeting dates and times, which will be either at the relevant school site or remotely via MS Teams.  Hours are, on average, seven hours per week across the course of a term but the practical working arrangements will require flexibility to work more hours some weeks and fewer others. 

Although there is time built in to the working hours to cover some additional unexpected meetings (such as Hearings Panels), candidates should have flexibility to take on additional hours from time to time to ensure that all of these meetings, separate to the routine running of the LAB, are covered.  These hours to be agreed in advance with the Governance Manager / relevant Headteacher. 

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to:

  • Provide effective administration for meetings
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
  • Manage information relating to LAB business and its members
  • Advise and guide the LAB
  • Assist with membership (recruitment, induction and succession planning)
  • Keep up to date with current educational developments and legislation affecting school governance and participate in professional development opportunities
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in accordance with our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy and procedures.

You are likely to have the following skills and experience:

  • Previous experience of administration, especially taking notes/minutes of meetings
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong literacy skills – including note taking and preparation of high quality, accurate documentation
  • Flexibility
  • Trustworthiness
  • Completed the National Training Programme for Clerks to Governing Bodies (or its equivalent), or is willing to undertake this

You will also be keen to live our Twynham Learning employee values which are:

  • Aim high
  • Keep improving
  • Don’t leave anyone behind
  • See the bigger picture

What we can offer you

  • The opportunity to work within Twynham Learning; a progressive multi-academy trust working to ensure the children in our schools receive a world class education
  • The chance to be a part of an exciting educational journey alongside highly regarded professionals
  • The opportunity to work with exceptional colleagues and wonderful young people and their families
  • Flexible working outside of set LAB meeting times, providing a work-life balance
  • Ongoing CPD access
  • Strong and supportive leadership
  • Automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Free on-site parking

Any questions?

To discuss the post or your application, please contact Laura Harris on 01202 878073 or email us at

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please submit a Job Application Form and Diversity Questionnaire by email to:  

Only applications made using our own official application form will be accepted. You can download the form and questionnaire here:

Friday 23rd February 2024 at 8am.

Twynham Learning values diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to eliminate unlawful discrimination and promote diversity throughout our whole workforce. We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of our community, so we give equal opportunities to all job applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability status, gender reassignment, marital/partnership status, pregnancy/maternity, race/colour/national origin, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation. Only people who can evidence their right to work in the UK will be considered for this vacancy. We are committed to robust Safer Recruitment processes as part of our strong commitment to safeguard children and young people. An enhanced criminal records check will be undertaken on the successful candidate. Candidates must disclose all unprotected spent and unspent cautions and convictions. It is an offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.


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