Vacancy for Clerk to Governors

Alvechurch, Birmingham
£10.49 - £11.08 per hour
09 Oct 2018
02 Nov 2018
Job Ref
Julia Handscombe
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Part Time

Crown Meadow First School & Nursery

Birmingham Road



B48 7TA

Tele: 0121 445 4540


Vacancy for Clerk to Governors


Do you have an eye for detail & wish to work flexibly to support the strategic needs of a forward thinking & ambitious First School & Nursery?


Salary:         Grade 3 SCP - 14


Start date:    1st December 2018

Crown Meadow First School & Nursery is a 2-form entry primary school in the village of Alvechurch with x staff & x pupils.  The full governing body meets approximately 6 times per academic year with committee meetings taking place approximately 10 times per academic year.

The local Governing Body is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic & highly motivated administrator to the post of Clerk to Governors. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an excellent Clerk to work to support our Governing Body in the strategic management & development of our school.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:-

  • Preparation, typing & distribution of agendas & associated paperwork in consultation with the chair of governors;
  • Taking of & typing of minutes for full & Committee Governor meetings;
  • Maintaining accurate records of the Governing Body & its membership;
  • Liaising with the National Governors Association as relevant;
  • Attending termly clerk briefings;
  • Advising the Governing Body on procedural issues, legal responsibilities and constitutional matters as appropriate.

    The successful candidate will:-

  • have excellent communication & organisational skills;
  • be able to work independently whilst at the same time forming effective     relationships with the governors, head teacher & other school teams
  • be able to organise their own time & work to strict deadlines. There will be approximately 18 meetings (held in the evening) a year plus time needed to prepare materials both in advance and after meetings.



Knowledge of how schools & governing bodies operate would be an advantage.  However, training on procedural matters will be provided.




Informal visits to the school are warmly welcomed.  To arrange, please contact Mrs Julia Handscombe on 0121 445 4540. 




To request an application pack please email




Closing date for applications:  3.00pm on 2nd November 2018


Interviews:  Week commencing 12th November 2018



Crown Meadow First School & Nursery is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & young people.  As such, it expects all staff & volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants as well as all other necessary pre-employment checks.


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