Assistant Clerk to the Governing Body, Surrey

Closing date:Expiring today

Blenheim High SchoolSurrey

Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Assistant Clerk to the Governing Body required for an immediate start, at Surrey's most improved secondary school (DfE Oct. 2018). 

We currently have a vacancy for a highly organised and enthusiastic assistant to support the Clerk to the Governing Body in  providing an overall service to the FGB and its committees, working efficiently and effectively with both the school and the Governors to ensure smooth provision of services.

The main purpose of the Clerking Team is to provide advice to the Governing Body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters and to liaise between the school and the governing body to ensure that all governance matters are managed in an effective and efficient manner. The regulations require all Governing Bodies to have regard to advice from the Clerk in regards to exercising the governing body functions. The Clerking team will;

• Provide effective administrative support to the governing body and its committees.

• Ensure the governing body is properly constituted

• Manage information effectively and in accordance with legal requirements. 

You will have some flexibility in your working hours in order to provide assistance at Governing Body Meetings, times will vary, but are normally late afternoon/early evening. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a high level of administration, organisation and communication skills and whilst experience of working in a similar role wold be considered advantageous, it is not essential. We expect the role will develop over time and we are looking for someone who can grow with us through their own development and the development of other staff and services. 

Our school is committed to equal opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and the ability to work with minimum supervision and also work under pressure. 

Below you will find a detailed candidate brief. If you are interested in applying, please download the application form below and submit via email to 

Closing date: 12.00pm (noon) on 6th December 2019. However, the school reserves the right to interview and appoint this position ahead of any advised application closing date should an appropriate candidate be found. Therefore, it is advisable to submit applications as early as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Blenheim High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy along with our Equality policy can be found below. All successful candidates will be subject to DBS checks along with other relevant employment checks.

More about Blenheim High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Longmead Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9BH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1372 745 333
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Blenheim is Surrey’s most improved Secondary School (DfE 16.10.18) after a record breaking set of GCSE results in 2018.

Blenheim is a dynamic, exciting and supportive environment in which to work. The school opened in September 1997 with one year gro...