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Clerk to the Governing Body

Oake, Bradford and Nynehead C of E (VC) Primary School

Grade: 13, bands 6-11 Salary: £19,698 to £21,748 pro rata Hours

Approx 2.61 hours per week – Term Time only

112 NOR


Oake, Bradford and Nynehead C of E (VC) Primary School is seeking a Clerk to the Governing Body. Required from 1st September 2021, the new Clerk will work with our friendly team to support our school vision: "Let Your Light Shine" Matthew: Chapter 5 Verse 16.

The role of the Governing Body is vital to the successful well-being of the school. It does this by:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Head-teacher to account for the educational performance of the school, its pupils and the performance and management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and ensuring money is well spent.


The clerk’s job is to work with the head, chair and other governors, dealing with administrative matters for the governing body and advising on legal issues of governance.  Central to the role is preparing for, taking notes at and producing minutes for meetings. Good keyboard skills and the ability to write agendas and produce accurate concise minutes are essential.  Integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality are also essential.

The post will involve approximately 11- 12 hours work for each meeting and, typically, there will be two meetings each term. In addition you will be required to Clerk Committee meetings throughout the year (approx. 3)


The post involves some evening work and the successful candidate should be available at times during the day. 

Access to a computer, the internet and transport are essential. Whilst experience in a similar role is desirable, new clerks will receive support and training from the Somerset Governor Services Team.


For further information or an informal discussion about the role please contact the school on 01823 461533 or


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.



Closing date for applications is Thursday 9th September. Interviews will be held week commencing 13th September 2021