St Helens Primary School

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Clerk to the Governors

St Helens Primary School

Vacancy Reference: CTTG

Closing Date: 28/06/2021




Tel: 872442 email


Headteacher:  Mr Carl Wake    NOR 89


Salary: HAY Scale 6b (FTE = £26987, Actual = £1286)

 Any changes to the annual cost of living pay increase may affect the final salary


Hours: 120 hours per annum


Required for: 1st July 2021


The Governing Board are seeking to appoint a Clerk to the Governors who is professional, personable and efficient, with a genuine interest and preferably some experience in school governance. However, training can be given for applicants who wish to add a new and rewarding experience to the CV.


Candidates will need good administrative and communication skills, preferably with experience of minute taking. They will also need good IT skills, (be familiar in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Email and Google docs) and have access to a computer and internet at home. They must also have a positive attitude to personal development and training and have a flexible approach to working hours.


Responsibilities will include working effectively with the Chair of Governors, Headteacher and other governors to secure the continuity of Governing Board business and to advise on procedural and legislative matters to ensure the Governing Board works to the legal framework. An understanding of confidentiality is essential for the role. Tasks include the preparation and circulation of papers, attendance at meetings and minute taking and keeping up to date with current educational developments and legislation affecting school governance. Full training is available to support inexperienced practitioners who are new to clerking.


In return, we can offer a working environment where everyone is committed to excellence and continuous improvement and the support of a friendly team of staff and governors.


If you would like the opportunity to join our exciting school then we would be delighted to hear from you.


Application Procedure


Visits to the school are welcomed. Please contact Teresa Anderson on 01983872442 or email us on (please note social distancing is adhered to at all times). If you would like an informal chat with the chair of governors, please contact the school who will arrange this.


Please contact St Helens Primary for further details regarding the role and responsibilities.  Completed applications should be returned directly to the school.


St Helens Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


This School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community


Closing date: Monday 28th June 2021