Clerk to the Governing Body

River Learning TrustKidlington

Are you interested in supporting a local school and engaging with your community? Do you have basic administrative skills, good writing ability and an eye for detail? Would you like to gain new skills in a flexible, varied and interesting role?

We have three clerk vacancies for the Windrush CofE Primary School in Witney and New Marston Primary School in Oxford and Wheatley Park school .  As a clerk at one of these schools, you will be responsible, among other things, for:

The timely circulation of agendas

Attending governing body meetings and the production of accurate minutes 

Monitoring governing body membership and attendance

Maintaining the register of governors’ business interests

Providing administrative support to the governing body 

Providing advice to governors on their legal and procedural duties.

The governing bodies generally meet in the evenings but the rest of the work can be done at home at any time. At the moment meetings are held virtually but in due course some of these will take place at the school.

Clerking for both the full governor meetings and committees in the schools amounts to  approximately 95 hours per year including attendance at meetings (upto 14 per school year) and preparation and follow-up, as well as other duties related to the governing body’s operations.

We are interested in receiving applications from experienced clerks but we would also like to hear from anyone who might not have clerking experience but would like to train as one, as we can offer full training for this role.

To find out more about all of the schools please visit the particular school’s website and for further information about River Learning Trust please visit our website or to arrange an informal chat with our Head of Governance, please contact Louise Askew on 07970 678962 or email laskew@riverlearning

The River Learning Trust (RLT) is a multi-academy trust responsible for a number of schools and a school centred initial teacher training provider within Oxfordshire; the schools and SCITT are united by their commitment to the principles of the trust and a common belief in the benefits of everything that is gained by working together.

The River Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism.  All staff are expected to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. The River Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our communities.

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River Learning Trust


River Learning Trust
c/o Gosford Hill SchoolOxford RoadKidlingtonOxfordshireOX5 2NTUnited Kingdom
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