11 days remaining to apply

  • Closing date

    18 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 October 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£120.00 - £150.00 Daily £120 to £150 per full governing body meeting

Clerk to Governors job summary

  • Salary: £125 to £150 per full governing body meeting, dependent upon experience and clerking qualifications (approximately 9-10 per year + 3 ad hoc meetings if required) plus reimbursement for training and development.
  • Hours: We usually meet on Monday – Thursday evenings during term time. There might be other occasional meetings held during the daytime or at other times by prior arrangement.

About Shefford Lower School

We are seeking a Clerk to support the work of the Governing Body of Shefford Lower School. We are an oversubscribed and popular Lower School serving the Market town of Shefford and we offer an exciting values-based education.

We are looking to appoint a highly organised individual with a professional manner and effective communication skills to support the work of the Governing Body. You will work with the Chair and Vice Chair of Governors to organise the work of the Governing Body. The Governing Body operates an ‘all through’ meeting system with no formal sub committees.

Duties will include

attendance and minute taking at governors’ meetings,

the preparation and distribution of agendas,

minutes and correspondence for all meetings,

maintaining a policy review cycle and an annual cycle of governor business,

supporting the induction of new governors and

guiding the Governing Body on procedural matters.

Previous experience of clerking a School Governing Body is not essential provided you are willing to attend the relevant training courses offered by the Local Authority and other organisations.

Discretion and confidentiality will be essential in the role.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

If you wish to find out more about the role then please contact the School directly and either the Chair/Vice Chair of Governors will make arrangements to contact you.

All staff are required to follow our policies and procedures working in line with the ethical framework and values of the school.

Shefford Lower School is committed to safeguarding children and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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About Shefford Lower School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 9
Education phase
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School size
516 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 9

School location

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