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Clerk to the Governing Body
  • Employer: Holly Spring Primary School
  • Reference: Pri/21/155247
  • Published: Wed 16/06/2021, 16:08 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 05/07/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Flexible Hours, Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: Flexible, but including evening meetings
  • Salary: £12.52- £13.53/hr, depending on experience
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Holly Spring Primary School, Berkshire

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Clerk to the Governing Body


Clerk to the Governors

Part-time, home-based £12.52 - £13.53 per hour

We are looking for an experienced organised, committed individual to join us as a part-time clerk to the governing body at Holly Spring Primary School. 

This vital position ensures the effectiveness of the governing board by meeting the administrative and procedural requirements and enabling the board to have successful discussions. If you have excellent communication skills, an eye for detail, can manage information effectively and are able to build strong working relationships then this could be the role for you. 

Holly Spring Primary School is a thriving three-form entry school with strong links to the local community. Both the Senior Leadership Team of the school and the Governing Body are committed to continual improvement and high-quality governance.

What the role involves:

Primarily the clerk is responsible for preparing agendas in consultation with the Headteacher and the Chair of Governors; taking and writing up the minutes at Governors’ meetings, and distributing documentation and other information to the Governing Body. The Clerk will also need to become familiar with the DfE’s Governance Handbook and provide accurate advice to governors as necessary. There will be ongoing training and development to undertake as part of the role.

There are usually 10 meetings of the full Governing Body per year but attendance at additional committee meetings may be required. These are usually held at 6.30pm on Monday evenings. Willingness to attend evening meetings is essential.

The successful candidate will also be expected to attend two termly briefing sessions held by the Local Authority which are held during the working day and also take advantage of other training sessions that may be offered.

We’re looking for someone with: 

  • good literacy, numeracy and IT skills
  • strong organisational, administrative and communication skills
  • the ability to prioritise workload and work on own initiative
  • the ability to maintain confidentiality and act in the interests of the school at all times    

Training and support will be provided.

Hours: Approx 18 hours per month, depending on the time of year

Location: Home-based, plus attendance at evening meetings at school. Applicants will be required to have their own computer and to work from home, coming into school for meetings as required.

Salary:  £12.52-£13.53    depending on experience, paid monthly on submission of a timesheet

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All staff employed in the school must be aware that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken.

Further information is avaiable from

Applications will be considered upon receipt.









Visits to the school are encouraged and you will be warmly welcomed. Please contact the school directly to arrange an appointment  – or tel 01344 483920 

Applications will be considered upon receipt.