Clerk to Governors/Governance Professional (Permanent)
GRADE: Grade 6 (pts 15-20) £25,979 – £28,371 pa pro rata
HOURS: 120 per annum, pro rata, term time only – 38 weeks per year
Closing Date: 11/12/2023 Interview Date: 11/01/2024 Start Date: ASAP
The Governing Body of Ruardean C of E Primary School is looking to appoint an organised and efficient Clerk/Governance Professional.
The core responsibility will consist of facilitating meetings of the Governing Body
The role involves preparing, collating and distributing the agendas along with taking accurate minutes for the main full governing body meetings and the sub-committee meetings.
Meetings are mostly held after school hours in the evenings and there will be approximately 6 full governing body meetings and 9 committee meeting per academic year. The clerk may also be required to attend any extraordinary meetings that are called, for which additional duties may be claimed.
The hours required will be 120 hours per annum.
You will need to work in partnership with the Chair of Governors and the Headteacher as well as the committee chairs and members. You will help governors understand their roles and functions, whilst maintaining school confidentiality.
Aside from meeting attendance, the role can be carried out flexibly and can be home-based. Communication and meetings may be virtual or held at school, depending on the needs of the school.
Access to a computer and internet is essential for the role. Candidates should be competent in the use of Microsoft Office, OneDrive and email. Knowledge and experience of school governance would be helpful but is not essential and training will be provided.
- Keeping up to date with current developments and legislation affecting Governance, including the Clerking Competency framework, Governance Handbook and Competency Framework for Governors
- Supporting the Governing Body on procedural and legislative matters
- Working with the Chairs, Headteacher and committee members to set agendas.
- Sharing supporting papers in good time for each committee meeting
- Recording accurate minutes and distributing agreed versions to the board.
Visits to the school are welcome by prior appointment.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Please apply using the GCC application form available to download below.
See below for a full copy of the job description,
For all enquiries please telephone 01594 542461 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be advised that applications will need to be supported by two referees and be made using the Gloucestershire County Council application form – we will not accept C.V’s. If you have not heard from us by 15/12/23, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.
Do you want to make a positive contribution to your community?
We are looking for a special person to be a
You don't need to be a parent, have a child at the school or know about education matters to become a school governor. Enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are the most important qualities. If you enjoy being part of a team, would like to learn something new and give something back to the community, then being a school governor may be for you.
As part of our Governing Body, you will help to make sure the school provides a good quality education. Together with the Headteacher, governors set the school aims and policies and oversee pupil's spiritual, moral and cultural development.
You would be required to attend committee and governing body meetings six times per year. (Virtual/remote attendance will be considered).
Appointments usually last for 2 years.
Training and support will be provided. No special qualifications are required, but you must be 18 or over and willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check.
Want to find out more?
Please visit our Governors page:
Call: 01594 542461 or