Clerking Service Clerk

  • Applications Close: 17/02/2020

  • Job Start: Interview: TBC

Salary: Grade 7 point 23 (£15.85 - £17.75 per hour) | Start Date: Interview: TBC

Octavo Partnership, based in Croydon, are an accredited Croydon Good Employer, with links to Croydon Council and the Croydon Headteachers Association. We supply support services, including Governance and Governor Training, to schools across Croydon, Bromley and many neighbouring boroughs.

Due to business expansion, Octavo Clerking Service are seeking a Clerking Service Clerk to support school governing boards, in maintained and academy schools and across Multi Academy Trusts.


As a clerk in our Service, you will provide sound governance advice and solid admin support including minute taking, agenda setting and record keeping. Our clerks liaise directly to organise meetings and set agendas therefore good written and verbal communication and time management skills are required, plus the ability to develop positive and pro-active relationships with the Board.

You will be supported by Octavo with expert governance advice, but as you will working for periods without direct supervision, it is desirable that you will either have some previous knowledge of school governance and the education system or are willing to learn and develop this. We provide a full Clerk induction and thereafter regular attendance at paid training will be expected, where there will also be opportunities to network with fellow clerks.

This role is home-based and will require travel to meetings at different schools in the local and neighbouring areas, therefore you will should be able to travel around the borough and arrive in good time for appointments. You will also need access to a private laptop. Confidence using ICT will be essential.


Flexibility in terms of working hours will be required as it is likely that the majority of meetings will take place in the late afternoon/early evening, although there are also meetings within the school day on occasion.


At present this role is paid on a casual, hours worked basis, with the opportunity to take on additional meetings ad-hoc. Whilst the working hours are variable, there will be the opportunity to agree a number of meetings during the year if attached as named clerk for a school.      

The hourly pay is £15.85 – £17.75 per hour and includes the statutory entitlement to
holiday allowance. The role is paid on the GLPC Pay Scales Grade 7, Scale Point 23.


Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date, date and time TBC. The vacancy will close at 9 am on 17th February 2020. We may close the vacancy before this date if sufficient applicants apply.

For further information or an informal conversation about the role please contact Jan Loughborough, Clerking Service Co-ordinator at Octavo Partnership, 0208 241 5474.

To complete an application form, please go to /recruitment/


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