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

Before you start:

KeyDoc: clerk/governance professional