Clerk to Governing Board

Bucklebury C. E. (VC) Primary School
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Bucklebury C. E. (VC) Primary School

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Job Title Clerk to Governing Board
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Admin & Other

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Part Time

Start - End Time 6 hours per month Salary below is FTE



17,891 - 20,456

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We are looking for a new Clerk to the Governors of our vibrant and friendly Church of England Primary School.  The successful applicant will need to provide the Governing Board with procedural advice in carrying out its statutory obligations and administrative support in fulfilling its strategic functions.  You will be required to attend 10 meetings per year. Full board meetings are currently held 4 times per year and committee meetings are currently virtual. Full board meetings are currently held on Thursday evenings 6.30 to 8.30pm while committees meet as agreed often during the school day.

Proven clerking experience in the education sector will be a distinct advantage in this role, as you will be supporting the Headteacher and Chair of Governors to ensure the smooth running of the Governing Board.

Main Duties:


  1. Providing advice and guidance to the governing board on governance, constitutional and procedural matters.
  2. Providing effective administrative support to the governing board and its committees, including preparation of timetables and agendas in consultation with the Chair of Governors and Headteacher.
  3. Carrying out the statutory requirements of the role, regarding Governing Board membership, ensuring the governing body is properly constituted
  4. Manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements.

Key Requirements

  1. A good standard of literacy and numeracy with the ability to produce high quality minutes.
  2. Excellent IT skills, especially with Word and Excel and access to relevant equipment for working from home (computer, printer, internet).
  3. Be an efficient administrator, able to use your initiative and able to work to the meeting deadlines.
  4. Be a confident researcher, able to manage information and advice from a variety of sources.
  5. Be able to develop good working relationships with the Governing Board, Headteacher and school office staff.
  6. Understand the importance of the confidentiality required around this work and comply with the relevant data protection legislation.
  7. Willing to undertake any training as necessary for legal compliance or personal development and attend network meetings as required.

Willing to undertake any training as necessary for legal compliance or personal development and attend network meetings as required.

Application Procedure:

We welcome and actively encourage visits to our school by prospective applicants – to arrange a visit or an informal chat about the post please contact the school office. 

Telephone 01635 862965

All completed application forms should be returned to the School office no later than midday on the closing date 




This School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-disclosure form and successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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