Clerk to Governors

Cheshire East Council

Clerk to Governors


Cheshire East Council, Coppenhall, Cheshire East

  • Part time
  • Temporary
  • Remote working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 50f120377f39497587f8c0db8fe8fa1d

Full Job Description

A clerk to the governors is an advisory role - candidates will be expected to attend board meetings at a range of schools and provide advice on the legal and procedural aspects of school governance. In addition to this, clerks are required to effectively manage agendas, distribute supporting documentation, and produce accurate minutes.

You will be joining a team of who will be available to assist and develop your skills. The post would suit a professional from the education, legal or administrative sectors who is looking for a more flexible employment opportunity. The post is predominantly home based although you will be expected to attend meetings which generally take place after school hours.

This role is an excellent opportunity for anyone requiring a flexible work opportunity. School clerks are a governing board's key advisor and play an important part in supporting decisions.

Candidates will need to demonstrate their ability to work to regulation and guidance. They will need to be capable of efficient minute taking and demonstrate high quality administrative skills. The role provides an opportunity for flexible working, and you must be able to attend evening meetings throughout the county. You will possess excellent people skills and the ability to form and maintain professional relationships with our schools. It is essential that you are a highly organised individual and can work to defined deadlines. Detailed sector knowledge is an advantage though not a prerequisite, however following training you will have an understanding of the role of good governance for successful schools.

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent - Essential

  • Excellent literacy and oral communication skills - Essential

  • Knowledge of word processing and document management - Essential

  • Ability to organise agendas and supporting material and take accurate minutes of meetings - Essential

  • Ability to work professionally and form strong and trusted relationships with school partners - Essential

  • An understanding of the role of governing bodies in the school system - Desirable

  • Proven effective administrative experience, including maintaining records and databases - Desirable

  • Experience as a clerk to school governors, experience of governance, and/or other experience of school governance, or, experience of working in a professional capacity in a similar field e.g. education, legal, or financial would be an advantage.

    Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we are able to offer you a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities.

    At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future - together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, a well-led organisation with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.

    If you want to be part of our award-winning council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and striving to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.

    As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our local communities so that we can all work for a brighter future - together.

    Brighter Future

    Employee benefits (

    Cheshire East provides high quality governance professionals to school governing boards. All clerks are professionals, and all our clerks are required to undertake the national clerks training programme as part of their ongoing training.