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Casual Clerk to Governing Board OCC255513

Job Details


Salary range: £11.93 to £12.92 per hour, plus holiday pay

Work location: Oxfordshire - Countywide

Hours per week: Various

Contract type: Casual




Becoming a Casual Clerk to the Governing Board


The Clerk provides:


  • Comprehensive advice on governance and education legislation 
  • Coordination and organisation of meetings and workload 
  • Administrative support for governors, especially the Chair and Headteacher



The Clerk to the Governing Board has a key role to play in making sure all pupils at a school receive the highest standard of education possible and are able to achieve their full potential. They are essential to education.


An effective clerk provides professional, accurate minutes; business continuity for governing boards and reflects, to the outside world, the effective working of the governing board. All new clerks are supported through a development plan and we organise regular support meetings to exchange information and keep clerks updated.


You will need strong organisational skills, the ability to prioritise your workload and good customer service skills. The ability to work on your own initiative as well as a mature and committed approach is essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Previous experience and knowledge of the workings of governing boards is desirable but not essential. Access to a car to travel to the schools is essential.


Working with school governors can be an extremely rewarding activity as they actively help to shape the workforce of the future. The quality of education we provide for today’s children will affect the quality of our society in the future.


School governors come from all backgrounds reflecting different cultures, communities, work skills and life experiences and you will form good working relationships with a diverse group of people. An effective governing board is a source of enormous strength to a school and the advice and support that a good clerk can bring will add additional value. They encourage and enable governors to ask searching questions and share in formulating the school’s aims and vision.


"It is a statutory requirement to employ a clerk for schools". In their commitment to improving governance in schools, the Department for Education has recognised the need for governing boards to have “professional support” and it is a statutory duty on governing boards to “have regard to advice from the clerk.”



Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria.


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Governor Services via GovernorServices@Oxfordshire.gov.uk



Application procedure


To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.


If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team using Recruitment Application Enquiry Form



Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion


At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.


Our commitment to safeguarding


Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.


Guaranteed interviews


As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.


We are open to discussions about flexible working.


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