Clerk to Governors, Derby

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Chellaston Junior SchoolDerby

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £10.14 per hour
Contract term: Permanent


Salary: £10.14 per hour  (Hours will initially be paid on a timesheet basis).

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We have an exciting opportunity for a candidate with strong administrative experience, ideally with previous clerking experience, to join Chellaston Junior School which is part of PEAK Multi Academy Trust.

Chellaston Junior School, a successful school within the Trust, that prides itself of its commitment to providing all pupils with a high-quality education, are currently looking for a Clerk to Governors. It is seeking individuals that are committed to improving education and making a positive difference to the lives of its pupils.  The Clerk to Governors is responsible for planning and organising meetings, producing and distributing agendas and minutes in a timely manner, and managing membership within the Local Governing Board in line with the constitution. The candidate will play a critical role in supporting the school and Headteacher to operate effectively in line with the responsibilities defined by the Trustees.  

Peak Multi Academy Trust is a small Multi Academy Trust currently in the early stages of its formation, having come together initially in April 2019.  The Trust consists of four schools:  Chellaston Infant School, Chellaston Junior School, Homefields Primary School and Chellaston Academy.

We are very excited about the journey that we are embarking upon as a family of schools within the Trust as we continue the work that we do to positively impact on the young people within our schools.  Together we hope to build stronger opportunities, broader experiences and greater life chances for the children within our community.

The Trust is committed to providing the very best educational opportunities for children and young people and has established four simple principles that define our ethos and underpin the work that we do:

People - “Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people.”  Elizabeth Green

Enjoyment - “What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” Alfred Mercier

Achievement - “High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.” Charles Kettering

Knowledge - “Seeking knowledge creates courage.” George Bernard Shaw

The Trust vision, detailed below, brings clarity to our purpose and focus:

“Life is a journey and nobody’s path is certain in this rapidly changing world.  Together we are stronger.  We will guide and inspire you along the way.  When you let go of our hand, you and I will know that you will choose the path that is best for you.”

Hours of the Role:

The role will involve attending up to six meetings per year and occasional contributions to work outside of those meetings. Most meetings are held in the evening at Chellaston Junior School.

Estimated hours per meeting:

• Preparation and circulation of agenda and papers – 1 hour

• Clerking meeting – 2 hours

• Finalising minutes and circulation – 3 hours.

Method of Application:

If you believe that you might have a role to play in fulfilling a rewarding role that provides an excellent opportunity for personal and professional development, we look forward to hearing from you.  To formally express an interest in the role, please complete the TES application form by Monday 9th December 2019.

Should you want further information or an informal discussion about the nature of the role and the work of the Trust or Chellaston Junior School beforehand, please get in contact with:

Stephanie Dakin, PA to the CEO and Executive Principal

01332 702502


Chellaston Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. These posts are conditional on verified references and an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

More about Chellaston Junior School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 11 years
Address: Maple Drive, Chellaston, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 6PZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1332 701460