Clerk Buddies Application Form: Experienced Clerks

Closes 31 Oct 2022

Opened 20 Oct 2021

Overview

In response to requests from some of our newly appointed clerks, we are pleased to launch Clerk Buddies!  It is a great way for experienced clerks to share their knowledge/expertise with their peers and for newer clerks to ask questions in a safe space!

Key benefits:

New Clerks

Existing Clerks

  • Networking
  • Clear point of contact and 1:1 assistance
  • Opportunity to learn how things ‘really get done’!

 

  • Networking
  • Opportunity to share ideas/best practice
  • Opportunity to develop mentoring skills

 

 

How best to work together

  • Agree a mutually beneficial time to ‘meet’ – at present, this should be conducted virtually, either through a phone call or via a virtual meeting, such as MS Teams or Zoom.
  • New clerks should ideally suggest 1-3 key topics for discussion in advance – this is so that the existing clerk can plan ahead to identify useful suggestions/tools to sign-post the new clerk to.
  • Confidentiality is essential – information shared during buddy 1:1s should be treated with discretion.
  • Remember no question is a silly question!
  • Don’t forget to agree when next to meet.
  • Continue to contact the GCS Team for support and advice as needed.

Click below to begin your application:

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Targeted sample

Interests

  • Schools and school admissions