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The Queen's C of E
Primary School


Clerk to governors

Grade NJC SO1 (Spine Point 23) or equivalent

Part time (£17.32 an hour, including allowance for holiday pay entitlement)

The Queen’s Church of England Primary School is a happy, successful Voluntary-Aided school based in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The Governing Board wishes to appoint a highly organised and self-motivated clerk who will play a critical role, supporting the leadership of the school in decisions which will benefit the children, colleagues, families and the local community. The clerk is accountable to the Governing Board, working effectively with the Co-Chairs of Governors, and with the recently appointed Co-Headteachers and other Governors.

With the recent changes in school leadership, this is an exciting time to join us and an opportunity for the right person to play a supporting role for the Board in steering the school through these changes. The clerk to the Governors will ensure the smooth running of the Governing Board: preparing agendas and meeting papers, taking and distributing minutes, giving administrative support, keeping records and up to date information on policies and date of reviews, and providing procedural advice. They must have excellent organisational, communication and ICT skills.

This is a part time role, covering five full Governing Board (FGB) meetings and approximately 23 committee meetings per school year. Meetings are held in term time, the majority of which are held in the morning at 8 am, with three evening meetings held at 7 pm. FGB meetings are two hours duration and committees one hour.  The clerk is also expected to undertake CPD and attend local authority clerk briefings.

This is a really flexible role and whilst the meeting dates are set in the calendar, the wrap around admin support can be done at times to suit the Clerk.  The estimated hours for the role are approximately 20 hours a month.

How to apply

If you are interested in hearing more, please contact either Inga Hall ( or Laura Coughtrie (, Co-Chairs of Governors to arrange an initial conversation.

To apply, please download the Application Pack which contains: an Application Form; Job Description (Appendix A); and Person Specification (Appendix B). Only applications received on the official form will be considered.

We look forward to meeting you.

Please submit your application to:  

Closing date for applications:  Noon on Wednesday 11th September 2019
Shortlisting:  Friday 13th September 2019
Interviews: date to be agreed with applicants thereafter

The appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances including references, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS disclosure. The Queen’s C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Lettings Caretaker Vacancy,

We are looking for a lettings caretaker, initially to work in term time on Wednesday evenings from 6.00 - 10.30 pm, but with potential for other relief caretaking work in future.

The job entails maintaining the security of the school during evening lettings, securing the site at the end of the letting, and responding to the needs of the users of the site during the letting.  Some light manual or clerical work may also be requested during the letting.

The contract will be on a flexible hours basis, paid at NJC point 4, for which the current hourly rate is £11.30.  An appropriate uplift will be applied to cover entitlement to paid holiday.

If you, or anyone you know, might be interested please e-mail for further information, including a job description and application form (which can also be found below).

Closing date for applications: Noon on Monday 9th September.

An enhanced DBS check will be required, together with two references and evidence of the right to work in the UK.