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)

1. Current Vacancy: School Caretaker / Out of Hours Site Manager


The governors of this happy and successful primary school are seeking to appoint a School Caretaker for permanent appointment. Candidates with proven experience of property maintenance and SHE protocols would be preferred but not essential.  This is a hands on role that requires a proactive approach to H&S, maintenance & problem solving. Training will be provided for the right candidate where required.

Post Title: School Caretaker

Grade: 3 (Green Book NJ Staff)

Hours: Part time – 15hours/ week

Contract: Permanent, All Year round

Closing Date: Friday 9th June 2023

Interview Date: Thursday 15th June 2023

Start Date: 10th July 2023 (this will include 1 week handover with outgoing caretaker)


Please visit our school website to see the job description and application form.  

Visits to the school are encouraged, please contact us on 01451 860274 to agree a mutually convenient time.

Interested applicants can apply by sending a covering letter and a completed GCC Application form, which can be found on our website, to . Alternatively you can drop your application into the school office or post them to the attention of the School Business Manager, Northleach CofE Primary School, Mill End, GL54 3HJ, Gloucestershire.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Caretaker Job Description 


2. Current vacancy: 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 Gloucestershire, 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 perweek) and, typically, this includes the 6/7 Full Governing Board Meetings each year. The clerk maybe 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 £27,803 - £30,296 full time equivalent salary which equates to approx. £78 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 candidate form above and return to Laura Blundell, Chair of Governors via School reception by 13th May 2023.

Interviews for the role will be held on Thursday 18th May 2023 @ 16:30

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.


Clerk to Governors - Person Specification 

Clerk to Governors - Job Description