How to carry out your clerk's appraisalYour clerk is your board's governance professional. Learn how to carry out an annual performance review so you can drive high standards and support your clerk's professional development.
How to recruit a clerkGet everything you need to recruit your next clerk. Find out how to run the process from start to finish, including guidance on advertising, interviews and making the appointment.
Involvement in meetings: clerk to the governing boardHow involved should a clerk be in governing board meetings? This article addresses the clerk's role in meetings, as set out in the clerking competency framework. It also relays an expert's advice on what to do if governors are concerned about the clerk's level of involvement.
The clerking competency frameworkGet the headline information you need about what the clerking competency framework is, and how you can use it. Download this QuickRead to share with your board.
The role of the clerkAll boards must have a clerk. Find out who can be clerk, and be clear on what the role involves so you can work with them effectively. Download our model role description if you’re recruiting a new clerk.
Training for clerks to the governing boardClerks should have all of the skills and knowledge set out in the clerking competency framework. Discover what funding is available to you and where to find the training you need.