19 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    9 August 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Rate of pay will be dependent upon experience

Clerk to Governors job summary

Thriplow CE Primary School

(Part of the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust)

is seeking to appoint a

Clerk to Governors

40 hours per year

Rate of pay will be dependent upon experience and discussion with the Chair of Governors and Headteacher

DEMAT and Thriplow CE Primary School are looking to appoint a Clerk to Governors, to its Local Governing Body, to start September 2024.

We are a small village primary school in a rural setting surrounded by the beauty of nature. Here at Thriplow, all our children enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum. During their time at Thriplow, children will secure a solid foundation in knowledge and understanding of the world and the vocabulary to describe it.

Our school is part of the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust and we are proud to be part of a trust with whom we share an exciting vision of providing high quality education for children underpinned by our Christian distinctiveness

The purpose of the Clerks role is to ensure the Local Governing Board operates efficiently and effectively in line with its Terms of Reference and other related documentation. The Clerk will be accountable to the Local Governing Body, working effectively with the Chair of Governors, Headteacher and governors. The Clerk will be responsible for advising the Local Governing Body on, duties and powers and will work within the broad current legislative framework. The Clerk will secure the continuity of the Local Governing Body’s business and observe confidentiality requirements.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking Clerk to join our highly committed team of Governors.

The successful applicant will be:

Highly organised and able to set clear priorities in managing their workload

Able to work calmly under pressure

Able to show a ‘can-do’ attitude and seek solutions to problems

A strong team player.

A person who demonstrates excellent initiative.

We can offer you:

Excellent support from DEMAT’s Governance Team and the dedicated team of staff at the school

Strong links with the community and local church groups

A school committed to staff well-being

For more information please contact: Chair of Governors Liz Moore on lmoore@thriplow.cambs.sch.uk

Closing Date: 9 August 2024

(We reserve the right to close this advert early if we receive a suitable number of internal or external applications)

Safer Recruitment

The Diocese of Ely Multi Academy Trust (DEMAT) is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals can make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit.

We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of age, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religious or political belief or affiliation, trade union membership, gender, gender reassignment, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, disability, socio-economic background or any other inappropriate distinction or characteristic covered by the Equality Act 2010.

DEMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references. Please be aware that all shortlisted candidates will have an online search conducted as part of DEMATs due diligence checks in line with KCSIE.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Thriplow CofE Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
102 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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