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Clerk to Governors

Oak Wood SchoolHillingdon

Approximately 200 hours per year 

We are looking to appoint a professional and self-motivated individual with great organisation skills to support our school governing body as our Clerk to Governors. The post holder must be flexible in their approach to the post as there are no fixed pattern of working hours. You must be able to attend early morning, daytime and evening meetings, make regular visits to school, attend training events (daytime and evening), and work from home to complete administrative and research duties. There will be occasions when the post holder is required to attend a meeting or make a school visit at very short notice.

You will play a vital role supporting the governors by providing the leadership and guidance they need. You will oversee the organisation of meetings, record accurate minutes, and advise on changes in legislation, policy and governance issues.

Oak Wood School is a truly inclusive mixed, multi-ethnic 11-18 school that embraces all aspects of comprehensive education. The curriculum is well balanced and reflects the needs of all our students and the local community in that we cater for the academic and vocational subjects.

Situated on a large site close to Heathrow Airport and the centre of Hillingdon, Oak Wood School has much to offer: 

  • A commitment to the professional development of all its staff to become outstanding teachers and leaders. 
  • Staff wellbeing programme. 
  • Childcare and cycle to school vouchers. 
  • Excellent transport links (by train 45 minutes to central London), bus routes 427, 278 & U2, train (Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway and Underground (Metropolitan & Piccadilly) 
  • On-site parking including electric charging facilities. 
  • On-site catering facilities.

Completed applications to be sent to Shannon Smith or emailed to: Please note that CVs will not be accepted - you must complete our Application Form to be considered for this post.

Visits to the school can be arranged if requested.

You can access our school website for further information and an application form:

Closing date: Midday, Friday 27 August 2021

Interviews: w/c 31 August 2021

The appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances including references, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS Disclosure. Oak Wood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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