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Job Vacancy



POST:         Clerk to the Sub-Committees (Permanent)


GRADE:     Grade 6 (pts 15-20) £22,911 – £25,295 pa pro rata


HOURS:      60 per annum, pro rata, term time only - (Approx. 5 hours per meeting).


Closing Date: 28/02/20     Interview Date:  W/C - 09/03/2020   Start Date:  ASAP



The Governing Body of Ruardean C of E Primary School is looking to appoint a Clerk for our three sub-committees.


The core responsibility will consist of facilitating meetings of the Governing Body committees.


The role involves preparing, collating and distributing the agendas for all committee meetings and taking accurate minutes.


Committee meetings are mostly held after school hours in the evenings and there will be approximately twelve of these per year. The committee’s clerk may also be required to attend any extraordinary meetings that are called.


The hours required will be 60 hours per annum. Approx. 5 hours per meeting.


You will need to work in partnership with the Chair of Governors, Headteacher and Clerk to the Governing Body, 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.


Access to a computer and internet is essential for the role.  Knowledge and experience of school governance would be helpful but is not essential and training will be provided.


Duties include:

  • 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, Clerk, 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 below.


Completed application forms should be sent FAO: The Chair of Governors to or


For a full copy of the job description, please see below, alternatively, telephone 01594 542461 or email
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 04/03/2020 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


Co-opted Governor


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, we 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. 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?


Contact Mrs Kealey Broddle (Clerk to the Governors) on

01594 542461 or email: