Clerk to the Governing Body

Clerk to the Governing Body, Thorndown Primary School

Scale 6 (SCP 20 - £13.11 per hour) pro rata to the hours advertised.

125 hours per year worked flexibly during term time. The number of paid hours is based on 25 meetings per year in term times together with preparation time before and after each meeting and any necessary research work and training courses required.

The Clerk’s role involves organising meetings, preparing agendas, providing advice on procedural matters, taking accurate minutes at meetings and ensuring that we have everything in place to be able to carry out our statutory duties effectively. The ability to use your own initiative and to work independently is essential as are good interpersonal, ICT and organisational skills.

This part time role involves working with the Chair, the Headteacher and the Chairs of our Committees to ensure that we make the best use of the time and talents of our governing body for the benefit of the School. We hold a minimum of 25 governor meetings per year, which take place in the early evening, with the exception of 6 meetings which are normally held during the working day. The majority of the planning, preparation and follow up can, however, be undertaken from home.

Some knowledge of how schools and governing bodies operate would be an advantage but you’re organisational and communication skills and your experience of providing advice in a confidential and impartial manner are essential.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact our Headteacher, Vicci Godbold, who will be happy to arrange for you to visit our school. You can also contact our Chair of Governors, Frank Newton on 07766 10571 for an informal chat.

Application forms and further details are available from the school website

This post is subject to satisfactory references, right to work in the UK, an enhanced DBS check and medical.

Visits to the school would be welcomed.

Additional Information

Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse and provide effective help or advice, fluently in spoken English
CV’s will not be accepted for any school based posts.

The staff and governors at Thorndown Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and visitors to share this commitment.

Closing date for applications is 24th June 2019.

School website:
Staff category
Support Staff
Closing date
Monday 24 June 2019
School name
Thorndown Primary School
Miss V Godbold
DfE school no.
Hill Rise St Ives Cambs
PE27 6SE
01480 375103/375110
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