Governor Support Officer

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Permanent Post: £11,320 - £13,264 Casual Post:
02 Aug 2022
17 Aug 2022
Job Ref
Resourcing Team
Contract Type
Working Pattern
Part Time

The Governor Support Service are looking for people to attend school governing board meetings and take formal minutes.  The majority of the meetings are outside of normal office hours.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


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What is the job role?

There are 2 positions available:

1.   Permanent post - 22.5 hours Monday to Friday (term-time only plus 2 weeks)

As Clerk to the Governors, for a number of named schools, you will attend governors’ meetings and take minutes of the proceedings. You will also be responsible for the provision of support and detailed guidance to enable the governing boards to act effectively and legally, giving advice to the chair and governors on a wide range of governance matters to aid school improvement. We are looking for an excellent communicator, administrator and team player, with an ability to offer advice and produce accurate minutes electronically.

2.   Casual post - cover for vacancies/absences - £10.38 per hour

Are you an excellent minute taker? Would you like to earn some extra money?

We are looking for people who can cover for vacancies/absences by attending school governing board meetings and taking formal minutes.

The majority of the meetings are outside of usual working hours and we may need you to cover two or three meetings per half term.

The ability to be available at short notice during term time, which will involve attending governors’ meetings starting in the late afternoon and evening and last for approximately two hours is needed. Full training and support will be provided by our skilled team to enable you to undertake this role. Payment will be £10.38 per hour for the number of hours worked including attendance at the meeting and production of the formal minutes.


Who are we looking for?

An excellent administrator and minute taker, enthusiastic and motivated Clerk to the Governors is required to join our friendly, highly valued team to support the delivery of effective governance of schools within Coventry and beyond.

Full training and support will be provided by our skilled team to enable you to undertake this role.  If you would like more information about this opportunity please contact or

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date:  22 August 2022

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and it was the UK City of Culture 2021. We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons as you can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.

Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Opportunity for Salary Match and Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 
  • Lifestyle savings
  • Salary Sacrifice Schemes; Car Scheme, Cycle to work and more
  • Interest free travel loans
  • Payroll giving scheme
  • Workplace parking scheme
  • Maternity, paternity and adoption Leave
  • And much more

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