Clerk to the Governors 

Immediate start. Part time, permanent contract; approximately 125 hours per annum.
Salary Grade E, Point 18–22 (£18,870–£21,074 per annum, pro-rata; equivalent to £9.78–£10.92 per hour) depending on experience and length of service within the local authority.


We are looking for a Clerk to the Governors to support our Governing Body. 

This is a key role providing administrative support to the governing board of The Willows Primary School, reporting to the Chair of Governors. This vital position ensures the effectiveness of the governing board by meeting the administrative and procedural requirements and enabling the board to fulfil its statutory responsibilities. 

Principally, the Clerk is responsible for preparing agendas in consultation with the Headteacher and the Chair of Governors; taking and writing up the minutes at governors’ meetings, and distributing documentation and other information to the governing board. The Clerk will also need to become familiar with the DfE’s Clerking Competency Framework, the Governance Handbook and provide accurate advice to governors as necessary. 

Currently, meetings are held once a month, after school hours meaning that a willingness to attend evening meetings is essential. However, most of the administrative duties can be undertaken in the successful candidate’s own home. 

The successful candidate will also be expected to attend induction training and termly briefing sessions, provided by the Local Authority, which are held during the working day. 

We require someone with good listening/communication skills, together with an ability to successfully work independently and as part of a team. Good English, maths and computing skills are also essential required attributes. 

Please contact the school office for an application form and detailed job description. office@willows.w-berks.sch.uk or telephone 01635 42155. 


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be sought from the successful candidate.

The Willows Primary School, Newbury

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The Willows Primary School, Newbury
Pyle Hill
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 7SJ

Headteacher:Miss J MacArthur

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