Clerk to the governing board: interview questions
Download and adapt our example interview questions and record sheet (based on the DfE's clerking competency framework), so you can recruit your next clerk/governance professional with confidence.
The questions below are suggestions based on the competencies set out in the Department for Education (DfE)'s competency framework for clerks - see pages 9 to 14 for more information.
How to use our questions
Our list of questions is suitable for a clerk/governance professional post. Use it during each interview to record the responses given and score evidence (you'll need 1 copy for each interview).
In the download, you'll find:
- Questions based on the clerking competency framework, divided into:
- Understanding governance
- Advice and guidance
- People and relationships
- Tips for what to look for in candidates' answers
Before you start:
KeyDoc: clerk/governance professional