Birmingham City Council

Co-opted Governors

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Leigh Trust Nansen Primary School Naseby Road Birmingham B8 3HG Telephone Number: 0121 809 9837
02 Nov 2021
06 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
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Co-opted Governors

Salary Range: Volunteer

Hours per week: Meetings as required, term time only

Contract Type: Fixed term, 4 Year each time, to undertake a specific task, which has a foreseeable end

Leigh Trust

Nansen Primary School

Naseby Road


B8 3HG

Telephone Number: 0121 809 9837

Email Address:

Job Start Date: As soon as possible

Leigh Trust are looking for Co-opted Governors to join our Local Governing Boards. A Co-opted Governor will be on the Board of 2 schools.

About the schools – Leigh Trust has 5 schools with Local Governing Boards for 4 of them. Alston Primary School, Leigh Primary School, Marlborough Primary School, Nansen Primary School, and Wyndcliffe Primary School.

The main responsibilities of a Governor:

• as part of a team

• setting the strategic direction of the school

• holding the leadership to account for the performance of the school

• making sure that resources are used well for the needs of the children


There are no specific qualifications for the role of governor. You just need the right attitude, enthusiasm, and time to devote to the role.

Specific requirements for the school in the Trust

To work in a professional manner as part of a team and take collective responsibility for decisions and a strong interest in curriculum, health and safety, pupil and staff wellbeing.

Days and times of most meetings Monday, Tuesday or Thursday afternoons between 1.30pm and 4.30pm.

The time commitment:

There are 4 meetings per year, 3 hours each. Governors would be encouraged to visit schools and undertake training.

Why volunteer:

Volunteering as a School Governor is a great opportunity to gain leadership experience as well as transferable skills that enhance performance and employability. Most of all, you will have the satisfaction of making a real difference to children’s lives and helping them to realise their potential.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Closing Date: 6 December 2021, 11:59pm

We would love to hear from you.

You can contact the Trust in a variety of ways:


Phone: 0121 809 9837

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

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