Clerk to the Governing Board – Herts for Learning

Clerk to the Governing Board – Herts for Learning


Self-Employed or Variable Hours Contract on Payroll

Date Ending

June 8, 2022

Contract Type: Self-Employed or Variable Hours Contract on Payroll

Hours: Ad Hoc

Location: All areas of Hertfordshire, especially St Albans and Hemel Hempstead; and North London.


Are you interested in supporting school governing boards and trusts?

Do you have strong administrative skills and a keen eye for detail?

Are you seeking an ad hoc admin role which fits around other work or family commitments?


The clerking role is a flexible role which can fit around other work or family commitments and provides an opportunity to support schools from a governance perspective and a chance to increase your skills and knowledge of education legislation.


The clerk to the governing board will be accountable to the governing board, working effectively with the chair of governors, and the governing board. The clerk will be responsible for proving support and advice to the governing board on constitutional and procedural matters, duties and powers and will work in line with statutory legislation. They will also secure the continuity of governing board business and observe confidentiality. Meetings are generally held in the evenings on fixed dates, but preparation support and follow up actions will fit in with a clerk’s own availability.


For this role we are looking for individuals with good administration skills including attention to detail, and governance and school knowledge. Successful candidates will be required to attend a remote full day induction.


The role sits within the Governance team, who provide support through a range of services for governors, trustees and clerks. Details can be found on our website:


The team are currently supporting schools and settings both in person and remotely. Therefore, the ability to reach different locations by car will be essential. If you drive, then a full driving licence and appropriate car insurance will be required. Also, as there is a permanent home working element to this role, you will need to ensure you are equipped for home working.


If you are currently working in this environment, looking for a new challenge, or want an to know more about this opportunity, please contact Kelly King via email on  Kelly.King@hertsforlearning.co.uk or call 01438 544459. For further information please read the Information and Application Pack.

How to Apply

Ready to apply: Submit your CV along with the supporting form and statement (download in the attached Information and Application Pack), and the equal opportunities form. Once completed, please submit the forms to hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk

For recruitment queries, our Central Recruitment Team can also be contacted on the hfl.recruitment email address above.

All applicants who meet the pre-requisite requirements will be contacted for a telephone interview.  Please indicate your availability.


We would love to hear from you.

Telephone Interviews:  From week commencing 9th May

Final Stage Interviews: From week commencing 9th May 2022 via Microsoft Teams

May Clerk Induction:  Friday 20th May 09:30 – 14:30 via Microsoft Teams.

June Clerk Induction: Monday 13th June 09:30 – 14:30 via Microsoft Teams


HfL is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We insist on the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues and will never condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

HfL is also equally committed to becoming an anti-racist organisation and we encourage you to view our Black Lives Matter statement which gives clarity on our anti-racist stance. In our relentless efforts to be an anti-racist organisation, we recognise the negative impacts of under representation and lack of diversity in our organisation, our education system and in all aspects of our society. Therefore, for recruitment into any HfL post, where we have 2 or more candidates of equal merit, candidates with protected characteristics will be given advantage over candidates without such characteristics. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘tie-breaker’ and is referred to as ‘positive action’ in the Equality Act 2010.

To help us meet our high standards and aspirations of a fully diverse and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply and to join us.

Please note that if you are invited to interview, we will expect you to be prepared to discuss unconscious bias with us; we find these conversations more than any others give us all a good idea of what working together will be like.