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Vacancy: Clerk to the Governing Body


The Governors are looking to appoint a Clerk to their Governing Body.

Part time, Hours variable but approximately 5hrs per meeting.

Honorarium of £75 per meeting.

The Governing body is effective and contributes to the school’s success.  The Clerk will be accountable to the governing body, working effectively with them, the Chair of Governors and Headteacher.


The Clerk’s main role is to provide clerking service to the Governing Body.  You will

  • Be able to take accurate minutes from your own notes to produce well-presented minutes for distribution
  • Be competent in the use of Microsoft word, email and internet and have access to a computer
  • Collate and distribute agendas and associated paperwork in advance of meetings
  • Be able to take minutes at all meetings throughout the school year.  There are normally 6 meetings per year which take place in the evenings or early afternoon, at our school.
  • Attend relevant training events organised by the Local Authority – take guidance on procedural and legal advice through consultation with Governor Support Services.

Candidates should be reliable, tactful and be able to deal with matters confidentially and have a sense of humour.  Experience is desirable but not essential as training will be available.


Ludham Primary School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This includes obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the DBS process.


For further information please contact the Chair of Governors, Carol Willoughby Tel. 01692 678672 or email


How to apply

Job description/person specification and application form are available from:

Ludham Primary School Office, School Road, Ludham. NR29 5QN, from the School website or by Telephone 01692 678293.  Closing date for applications is the 5th October, 2018

Completed application forms should be returned to the school office and addressed: