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Clerk to the Governing Body

Job information
Salary Pay Grade HC4, SCP 4-6 depending on experience (currently up to £11.39/hour)
Organisation Pembridge C E Primary School
Hours Part-time and term-time only, approximately 110 hours per year (paid monthly).
Closing date 12 pm on 29 February 2024
Interview date(s) To be confirmed in discussion with candidates.

Job details

Start date: As soon as possible

The governors of Pembridge CE Primary School are looking to appoint an experienced and self-motivated clerk to join an inclusive ‘outstanding’ school, at the heart of a vibrant rural community, and committed to ensuring excellence for all children and staff. The clerk, accountable to the governing body, works effectively with the chair of governors, head teacher and other governors.

The clerk to the governors will ensure the smooth running of the governing board by:

• preparing agendas and meeting papers

• taking and distributing minutes

• providing administrative support

• keeping statutory records up-to-date

• maintaining records on policies and date of reviews

• and providing procedural and legislative advice to the board.

The ideal candidate will be:

• highly organised and able to work to tight deadlines

• an excellent communicator and proficient in IT

• knowledgeable in governance procedures and educational legislation (but full training will be given)

• able to remain impartial and maintain confidentiality

• and be friendly and supportive of the school’s Christian ethos.

This is a part-time role covering four governing body meetings and nine sub-committees per year with evening meetings lasting no more than two hours. The salary is based on a total of no more than 110 hours connected to meeting preparation, attendance and follow-up, training and other activities as per the Diocese of Hereford and Local Authority. Travel costs are refunded too.

We can offer you:

• the chance to develop professionally with a supportive and hard-working team of governors

• advice and support through local and national governance associations

• a forward-thinking school, dedicated to ensuring everyone reflects ‘all that is worthy of praise’.

Pembridge CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check and further pre-employment checks will be conducted in accordance with KCSIE. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.



For more information contact

An application form will need to be filled in (CVs will not be accepted). For further details, please contact the chair of governors, Sharron Goode, via email: Alternatively, please contact the head teacher, Robert Hollis on 01544 388366 (term-time).

Application packs are available by contacting the school administrator Melissa Targett or by downloading from the website. Please return applications by email to or by post to Pembridge CE Primary School, Bearwood lane, Pembridge, Leominster, HR6 9EA.

Hoople Ltd is working on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.