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St Stephen's

Building Each Other Up in Love and Learning

Clerk to Governing Body

Grade NJC SO1 (Spine Point 29) or equivalent

Part time (£16.21 an hour from April 1st 2019 plus holiday allowance)

The governors of St. Stephen’s Primary School wish to appoint a highly organised and self-motivated clerk to join this great school. The clerk is accountable to the governing board, working effectively with the chair of governors, and with the headteacher and other governors.

The clerk to the governors will ensure the smooth running of the governing board: preparing agendas and meeting papers, taking and distributing minutes, giving administrative support, monitoring communications to the Governing Body and responding, when appropriate, keeping records and up to date information on policies and date of reviews, and providing procedural and legislative advice to the governing board. They must have excellent organisational, communication and ICT skills.

This is a part time role, covering at least six full governing board meetings and at least 20 committee meetings per school year. Meetings are held in term time. Full governing board meetings are usually held in the evening with a 7.00pm start while committee meetings usually take place before school at 7.45 am. The clerk is also expected to attend all relevant training events and briefings.

The clerk is paid through payroll for hours worked on a monthly or termly basis and receives an included amount for annual leave. Hours payable include the whole meeting process (emails, calls and agenda preparation; writing up and distributing minutes) and training events. Estimated hours for the current year total approximately 220.

At St Stephens we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our pupils and our employees.

Please submit your application to: or click here.

Closing date for applications: March 28th 2019

Interviews: W/c April 1st 2019

The appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances including references, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS disclosure. St Stephen’s Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.