Clerks to the Governing Body

Clerks to The Governing Body Vacancy

The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust are looking to recruit a Clerk to the Governors for the combined Local Governing Body who support both Leverington Primary Academy and Murrow Primary Academy. The successful applicant will need to provide the Governing Body with procedural advice in carrying out its statutory obligations and administrative support in fulfilling its strategic functions.

Your work will include providing clerking to the Local Governing Body committee meetings and panel hearings including pupil exclusions and complaints. Your duties will include agenda preparation, attending meetings, taking notes, providing procedural advice, and carrying out follow up action, including the running of governor elections.

Proven clerking experience in the education sector will be a distinct advantage in this role, as you will be supporting the Headteachers and Governors to ensure the smooth running of the Governing Body and the Academies. Training will be provided for candidates who require it.

You will have good note-taking skills, experience of writing minutes, be familiar with Word and Windows, and have the ability to relate well to a variety of people. You will have good communication skills, the ability to handle conflicts of opinion and the confidence to offer unbiased advice.

You will be highly motivated and have the flexibility to work both on your own initiative and as a team member. The ability to prioritise your workload to meet strict deadlines whilst maintaining good quality is essential. Some awareness or experience of school administration would be helpful.

The post holder will need to have a flexible approach to time. Governing body meetings are mainly held in the evenings. This post would ideally suit someone who would like to work around a family or a second job. Your work commitment would be 3 meetings a year. The additional administrational tasks required to support these meetings can be done at your convenience as long as they meet the deadlines required.

This is an excellent opportunity if you have an interest in children’s education and would like to become involved in the interesting and rewarding work of supporting school governors.

Duration of Post Part Time - Permanent

Work Commitment approx. 3 meetings a year (meetings are held on a Wednesday evening).

Approx. 5 hours are allocated to each meeting which cover the meeting and the administrational tasks associated with the preparation and follow up of the meeting.

Start Date Immediate

Salary Range SCP 15 £22,911 FTE / £11.88 per hour
actual salary will be a pro-rated amount of the annual FTE salary.

Closing date Midday on Monday 25th November 2019
Interviews Monday 2nd December 2019

Terms and Conditions
The employer for this post is The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust.

For information on who we are and what we do why not browse our websites; and

If you would value an exploratory conversation, please contact the school on Leverington 01945 584915 or Murrow 01945 700357.

Application forms can be downloaded from the Diamond Learning Partnership Trust website:

If you would like to apply for this position, please submit a completed application form and a covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for the position to

DLPT HR Office
Winhills Primary Academy
Off Duck Lane
St Neots
PE19 2DX

Job description and application forms are available on our website:


The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check, two satisfactory references and a Disclosure of Criminal Record and Disqualification Declaration.

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Staff category
Support Staff
Closing date
Monday 25 November 2019
School name
The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust
CEO Mrs Susannah Connell
DfE school no.
Andrew Road Eynesbury St Neots Cambs
PE19 2QE
01480 277490
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