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Clerk to the Governing Body

As the school moves to an exciting new phase of its life we have a vacancy for someone who is suitably skilled and experienced to join the Five Islands Academy as Clerk to the Governing Body.


Regulation requires governing bodies to have regard to advice from the clerk in regards to exercising the governing body functions.

The Clerk will:

  • Work closely with the chair to support the organisation and delivery of local governing body meetings.
  • Provide effective administrative support to the governing body and its committees.
  • Ensure the governing body is correctly constituted.
  • Manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the governing body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters. 
  • Maintain complete confidentiality at all times.

Training will be given.


The successful candidate will be paid £160.00 per meeting. Some work will be required before and after each meeting. We would expect there to be two meetings per school term. 


Closing date for applications:  Friday 16th October 2020
Interviews to take place: Week commencing Monday 19th October 2020


For an informal chat with Rachel Gibb, Headteacher. Applications to Rebecca Littlejohn, HR Assistant, 


The post holder will work under the supervision of the Governing Body.  This post is subject to satisfactory references and DBS checks.