Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £20,456 - £27,394
School Type:
School Size: 451-1000
School Age Range: 7-11
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Balfour Road, Chatham, ME4 6QX
Ofsted Ranking: Good 2


Clerk to Local Governing Body

FPTA Academies Trust is looking to appoint an additional Clerk to our Trust Clerking Team. You will primarily clerk the Local Governing Body of Balfour Junior Academy, liaising with the rest of the Trust clerking team and acting as supply cover within the team. You will also liaise with the Clerk to the Trustees to undertake special hearings such as complaints and exclusions.

The ideal candidate will be reliable, confident, well organised, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have an interest in school governance. You will need to be competent in ICT skills and have computer and internet access. You will be accountable to the Local Governing Body, working effectively with them, the Chair of Governors and Headteacher and your duties will include:

  • Preparing and distributing relevant paperwork prior to meeting
  • Minuting meetings
  • Updating Governor attendance and training records
  • Keeping up to date with legislation and Ofsted requirements
  • Monitoring LGB compliance
  • Attending training and clerk briefings
  • Auditing policies and ensuring the LGBs have an updated schedule each year

Balfour Junior School holds approximately ten meetings per year, which take place usually at 4.30 pm at the host school. Any additional meetings will be claimable as overtime.

Whilst we would ideally like an experienced and qualified clerk, training will be provided for the right candidate.

To apply, click ‘Apply For Job’ completing both a covering letter and an application for which is attached to this advertisement.

The FPTA Academies Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer – committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students – any offer of appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check will be required for all successful applicants.

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About Balfour Junior Academy

Balfour Junior Academy is a good and inclusive school that prides itself on valuing and developing each individual child so that they leave us as confident and well-rounded individuals, able to take an active part in the society around them.

The committed staff team are always happy to discuss any concerns you may have and the Headteacher can be contacted at

Visitors are warmly welcomed and appointments can be made with Mrs S Misy at reception.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. Our Designated Child Protection Co-ordinators are Kim Parnell – Headteacher and Gary Kirk- Deputy Head. Our Chair of Governors Patricia Daniels has responsibility for Safeguarding.