Interview tasks and questions: governance professional

Find examples of good interview tasks and questions, so you can recruit your next clerk/governance professional with confidence.

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on 9 July 2024
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Contents
  1. Be clear about the interview process and the tasks 
  2. Task 1: create minutes from board meeting notes
  3. Task 2: identify confidential statements from minutes
  4. Task 3: prioritise tasks in light of an Ofsted inspection
  5. Task 4: scenario-based problem solving
  6. Interview questions and further reading

Be clear about the interview process and the tasks 

To make the tasks as clear as possible:

  • State expectations at the start of the exercise – e.g. timings and what the candidate must do
  • Give candidates all the information that they require to complete the exercise
  • Provide paper (for written answers) or time (for verbal answers) for the candidates to explain the reasons for their decisions

Use the tasks below and tailor them to what's in the job description, and the needs of your school or trust:

Task 1: create minutes from board meeting notes

How to conduct the task

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