Northleach C of E Primary School


Any positions that become available will be added here and the application form below should be used.

GCC Job Application Form (Applicable for all applications)

The following positions are available, please see further information about the positions below.

Clerk to Governors


Northleach Church of England Primary School is seeking a Clerk to the Board of Governors.

 The role of the governing board

The Governing Board has 10 members all of whom are actively involved in developing the Vision and Values of our school. We have collective responsibility for three key roles:

  • To give the school a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • To ensure financial accountability


The board is passionate about education and committed to continuous school improvement to ensure the best possible outcomes for our pupils.

 The structure of the governing body consists of One Chair and three sub committees; Curriculum, Ethos and Resources.  The governing body meets six times a year (once a term), each sub committee meets in advance of most of these full governor meetings.

 The clerk’s job is to work with the chair, other governors and headteacher, in dealing with administrative matters for the board and advising on procedural issues of governance and the board’s statutory duties.  Central to the role is preparing for, taking notes at and producing minutes for meetings.

  The post involves some evening work and the successful candidate should be available at times during the day.  Good keyboard skills and the ability to write agendas and produce accurate concise minutes are essential.  Integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality are essential.  There is training available for the suitable candidate.

  New clerks receive advice, support and training from the Gloucestershire Schools Team and all clerks are encouraged to attend termly one-hour briefings in Gloucester, to update themselves on the latest developments in governance.   

 The post will initially involve approximately 60 hrs per year term time only (roughly 1 ½ hours per week) and, typically, this includes the 6/7 Full Governing Board Meetings each year.  The clerk may be asked to take on additional work according to need with agreed overtime.



The post of Clerk to the Governing Body has been graded at Grade 6 (Pts 15-20) of the

Gloucestershire’s NJ Staff Salary Scale (Green Book) which currently is £29,054 - £31,659 full time equivalent salary which equates to approx. £80 gross per month.


Expectations of governors

The key expectations of all governors are

  • Attendance at meetings
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Committing to training
  • Visiting the school


How to apply

If you are interested in applying for the role, please complete the GCC Application form at the top of this page and return to Laura Blundell, Chair of Governors via the school reception by 12th July 2024

 Interviews for the role will be held ASAP after the closing date

 If you have any queries about this process or would like to find out more about the role, please contact any of the governors – details can be found on the school website here:


This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

 This position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.