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Liaison Officer for Governing Body

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Oaklands is at an exciting point in its development; we are currently working towards expansion and full school relocation to a purpose built new school in Hounslow for September 2018. The schools will be based on two sites and will consist of a new primary school (New Oaks) opening in Sep 2019; the current secondary school (High Oaks) and a new Post 19 Great Oaks college (opening September 2018).

We are seeking to appoint a liaison officer to work with and fully support our Governing Body and the college’s Executive Board.

The liaison officer will be central to the smooth running of both the Governing Body and the Executive Board; preparing agendas, taking and distributing minutes, offering administrative support, keeping records and giving procedural and legislative advice.

The successful applicant will have excellent organisational, communication and ICT skills, as well as an ability to take accurate minutes at meetings. To help the successful applicant fulfil their role we expect them to attend relevant training events and briefings. Full details of the role and our expectations are given on the job description below.

The liaison officer is expected to attend the termly full governing body/executive board meetings currently held during the evening and all committee meetings (up to 4 per term) which are usually held in the morning, however other hours could be worked flexibly and from home to fit around other commitments.

Oaklands offers its employees membership of the local government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, employee assistance & wellbeing programme.

Oaklands is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work at the school is expected to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory fully enhanced DBS check and references being received. All positions are subject to the satisfactory completion of a 26 working week probation period.

Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact Lindsey Banks for an appointment on 0208 560 3569.

To apply, please complete and email the application form to

Please ensure that you explain clearly in your application how you meet the person specification.


CV’s will not be accepted.


Closing Date:           19th January 2018 at 9am

Start Date:             as soon as possible

Interview Date:      29th January 2018   

Pay Scale:              Hounslow Pay Scale – SC6 FTE £25242 - £26825 pa

Actual Salary:         £2330 per annum

Contract Type:       Permanent and part time

Hours of work:       150 hours per annum