Clerk to the Board of Governors

Approximately 500 hours per year paid at an hourly rate of £15-18 per hour depending on experience
Closing date: Friday 15 November 2019.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a highly motivated and efficient Clerk to the Board of Governors on a self-employed basis for immediate start. Mary Hare is a residential school in Newbury, Berkshire, for academically able, hearing-impaired children and is the largest school for the deaf in the UK.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong administrative, IT and organisational abilities
  • A proactive approach and a clear communicator
  • A flexible approach with the ability to use initiative
  • A high degree of diplomacy, confidentiality and tact
  • An interest in education
  • The ability to travel to the meetings (an average of 18 per year)
  • The ability to maintain accurate minutes and list of Committee Membership at each meeting
  • The ability to prepare agendas and associates papers

The role does not include direct work with children, however you will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.

The post:

  • Approximately 500 hours per year paid at an hourly rate of £15-18 per hour depending on experience
  • Average 18 meetings per year, board and committee at variable times

Closing date: 15th Nov 2019

Interviews will be held shortly after this date

For further information contact Ruth Taylor, PA to the Principal & CEO on

All applicants must apply using the Mary Hare application form, available with more details from our website at If you are unable to apply via our website, please send completed application forms downloaded from the school website to:  Ruth Taylor, Mary Hare school, Arlington Manor, Snelsmore Common, Newbury RG14 3BQ. Please note we do not accept CVs.

Mary Hare School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to references and an enhanced DBS check before confirmation. Mary Hare School is an equal opportunities employer. The campus is a no smoking site.

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Mary Hare School
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RG14 3BQ

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