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Company Secretary/Clerk to the Governing Body

Published on 19th December 2019

Closing Date

Noon - 27th January 2020

Salary Information

16 hours per week (term time only): F6-1 (£27,310) – F6-4 (£29,860) - pro rata (£10,356 - £11,323)

Contract type: 16 hours per week (term time only)
Contract term: Permanent
Job commences: 4 May 2020
Interview date: to be confirmed


Fernwood is an 11-16 School enjoying an excellent reputation for high standards of achievement and behaviour.   We offer a school with:

  • An ethos of ‘High Achievement with Care and Discipline for All’
  • A teaching profession that is dedicated, innovative and talented
  • A teaching profession that is treated with respect and afforded autonomy in the classroom
  • A wonderful group of students who behave well and have high aspirations
  • A strong Progress 8 score
  • Staff and Governors that are professional and enjoy working together for the benefit of the young people we serve
  • An Ofsted outstanding judgement
  • Leading Edge Status

The Governors and staff are committed to continuous improvement and welcome applications from candidates with drive and determination.

The Fernwood Academy Trust (a standalone Academy Trust) is seeking to appoint a Company Secretary/ Clerk to the Governing Body to support the work of the Trust, Governing Body and its Committees. The role involves attendance at all meetings of the Trust, Governing Body and Committees (usually in the evening), providing advice on all governance related matters and the preparation of agenda, reports and minutes and associated correspondence. In addition, the post holder will manage all elections to Governor categories where this is necessary and be responsible for all Governor membership records.

The Company Secretary aspects of the role do not relate to financial and accounting duties which are carried out by a Chief Financial Officer, but are in respect of record keeping at Companies House.

Applications are sought from persons with experience and knowledge of the professional school Governing Body clerking role. It would be desirable (but not essential) for that experience to be in an Academy setting, but applications would be considered from persons whose experience related to Clerking maintained school Governing Bodies.

The role is assessed as the equivalent of 2 days per week, term time only, and the majority of the role can be carried out at home. It is important to be aware that flexibility is required in this respect.

The retiring post holder will be available to provide full transitionary support to the successful candidate during the 2020 summer term.

If any candidate wishes to discuss the job role with the existing post holder on an informal basis, then please email leaving a telephone contact number at the address below:


How to Apply

Application forms and further details are available to the right under supporting documents. Please note: the application form is in Word 97-2003 format (.doc). Please return your completed application form, together with your letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4) to the Head Teacher’s PA, Mrs C Smith, by post or by email to:

The Fernwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring) check.

Head Teacher – Mr P Burke
The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FT
0115 9286 326 |
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