Clerk to the Governors

Clerk to the Governors

St Gildas Catholic Primary School
  • Part Time
  • Salary: Grade 13: (£18,672 - £20,541) pa pro rata
  • Closing date: Monday February 4th, 2019 5:00pm
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Hours: Circa 80 hours per year

To start as soon as possible

St Gildas Catholic Primary School is seeking to appoint a Clerk to the Governors as soon as possible.

The Governing Body, through its appointed and elected Governors, plays a distinctive and essential role in the continuing success and development of the School.

The Clerk’s job is to work with the Head Teacher, Chair of Governors and other Governors, dealing with administrative matters for the Governing Body and advising on legal issues of governance.  The post involves twilight/evening work and the successful candidate should also be available for training during the day. Good computer skills, integrity and the ability to write agendas, produce accurate concise minutes and maintain confidentiality are essential.

Previous experience is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.  New clerks receive support and training from the Somerset Governor Services Team and all clerks are encouraged to attend termly briefings (3 hours) in their locality to update themselves on the latest developments in governance.

The post will initially involve 10 hours’ work per Governing Body meeting of which there are currently 7 per academic year and 3 of which are committee meetings; this includes all pre and post meeting administration and attendance as clerk at the meetings.  The Clerk may be asked to take on additional work according to need (payment for any additional work will be subject to negotiation at the time).

Interviews will take place week beginning 11th February 2019

If you would like to join our friendly, supportive team, please complete an online application form by clicking Apply Now or go to

Closing date for applications: Monday 4th February 2019 @ 5.00pm