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.

Last reviewed on 4 July 2022
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  1. How to use our questions 
  2. Use our interview tasks

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
    • Administration
    • Advice and guidance
    • People and relationships
  • Tips for what to look for in candidates' answers

Before you start:

KeyDoc: clerk/governance professional