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Job Vacancy - Clerk to the Governing Board

Job Vacancy - Clerk to the Governing Board

South Colton United C of E primary School, Exeter Road, South Molton, Devon, EX36 4EN

01769 572656

Hours per week - 7

Weeks per annum - 39 - Term time

Salary - £11.59 -£12.70 per hour depending on experience

Job term - Permanent

Closing date - 27/01/2023 12 noon


We are seeking a committed and enthusiastic Clerk to provide administrative support and professional guidance to the Governing Body. This is an interesting and varied role, involving flexible working from home as well as meetings in school. You will need to be skilled in the use of ICT (including WORD), and to have access to the internet and a computer. Good organisational and communication skills will be essential. Previous administrative experience would be helpful, but training for the role will be provided. 

Currently the Full Governing Board is scheduled to meet 5 times per year, and the two main committees each meet twice per term. Meetings are usually held in school, starting between 4 pm and 6 pm, but virtual meetings may be needed at times. If extra meetings are needed, additional hours of work will be claimable.   


Duties include: 

  • Preparing agendas, collating documents, and taking accurate minutes at meetings of the Governing Board and its committees, in liaison with the Chair of Governors and the Headteacher  
  • Attending appropriate training, and keeping up to date with school governance information 
  • Providing guidance on procedure, and responding to governor queries 
  • Circulating documents/emails to governors (including the weekly Governance newsletter) 
  • Managing information effectively, in line with statutory requirements. 

As a single-form entry C of E Primary School we have a strong sense of community, and we are committed to working as a team and supporting you in your role as Clerk.  

South Molton United C of E Primary School 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 required to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check in line with the Government’s safer recruitment guidelines.  The school safeguarding policy is available to read on our website

South Molton United C of E Primary School is committed to equal opportunities.

Please use application form attached below.  Your completed application form should be returned to:

For more details, please contact Hannah Cumings, the School Business Manager: or contact the school on 01769 572656.  Visits are warmly welcomed, and the Headteacher Mr Kevin O’Donnell, and Chair of Governors Lis Grandey would be very happy to chat with you about what the role involves.