Clerk to Local Advisory Board (LAB)

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Type of Position:Support staff - Zero hours/casual
School:Twynham Learning Core Services
Salary:£17.17 per hour (including holiday pay)
Start Date:ASAP (subject to pre-start checks)
Closing Date: 26th January 2024 at 8am

Start date


ASAP (subject to pre-start checks)

Contract type

Casual (zero hours)

Working hours

This is a zero-hours opportunity with no fixed working hours.


£17.17 per hour (including holiday pay)



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 supporting Hearings Panels for schools across Twynham Learning (for Permanent Exclusions, Complaints etc), 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 the Hearings Panel meetings, which will be either at the relevant school site or remotely via MS Teams.  This is a zero hours contract as Hearings Panels arise on an ad hoc basis.  Candidates should have flexibility to take on meetings within the required timeframe (statutory or policy based).

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 LAB business members
  • Advise and guide the Hearings Panels
  • 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
  • Complete the National Training Programme for Clerks to Governing Bodies (or its equivalent), or be willing to undertake this in the future

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

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:

The closing date is 8am on the 26th January 2024.  We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible

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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