Clerk to the Governing Body

Clerk to the Governing Body

Part time

(approximately 25 hours per month – Term Time only)

Emmbrook Junior School is a welcoming Community school with a caring atmosphere. We are looking to recruit a Clerk to the Governing Body to start in September 2019. This is a key role providing administrative and procedural advice to the Governing Body, reporting to the Chair of Governors.

This vital position ensures the effectiveness of the governing board by meeting the administrative and procedural requirements and enabling the board to have successful discussions.

Primarily the Clerk is responsible for preparing agendas in consultation with the Head Teacher and the Chair of Governors; taking and writing up the minutes at Governors’ meetings and distributing documentation and other information to the Governing Body. The Clerk will also need to become familiar with the DfE’s Governance Handbook and provide accurate advice to Governors as necessary.

There are usually 4 meetings of the full Governing Body per year but attendance at up to 12 additional committee meetings will be required. These are held at 7pm on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Willingness to attend evening meetings is essential. Attendance at the school’s annual Governors’ Day is also required.

The successful candidate will also be expected to attend termly briefing sessions held by the Local Authority which are either held during the working day or in the evening and also takeadvantage of other training sessions that may be offered.

Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills are essential. The job requires someone who is a good communicator, who works well on their own using their own initiativeand as part of a team.

This position is open to those interested in job share.

To receive an application pack, please contact:

Mrs Claire Freeman, Office Manager, Emmbrook Junior School, Emmbrook Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 1JR

Tel: 0118 978 4940



Closing date: 12 noon Thursday 18th July 2019

Interview date: TBC

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