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Clerk to Governing Body

Hours of work: 3.57 hours per week 
Working pattern: Part-time 
(As the position is part-time the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Wednesday 7th September 2022 

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
St Thomas a Becket Catholic Primary School, Tutts Barn Lane, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 8XT
Phone: 01323 737221
Email: office@stthomasbecket.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: https://www.stthomasbecketcatholicschool.co.uk/
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 


The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. 


If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clerk to the Governing Body to join our team as soon as possible.

We are a large, welcoming and inclusive, Primary School located on the beautiful South Coast, with 434 children currently on roll. Our values are an inclusive “Catholic, Coastal and Diverse” approach to all.

We are very proud of our school grounds and building, with staff and children who show dedication to caring for our classrooms, communal areas and displays of work.

The main functions of the role are: agenda setting, collating and distribution of meeting papers, taking minutes, preparing and distributing minutes, providing procedural advice to the Governing Body and maintaining Governor records.

The Governing Board are looking for someone who is reliable, confident, good with people and with an interest in school governance. You will need skills in effective administrative practice and experience of minute taking. You will also need to be confident in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint and email. A laptop will be provided and you will need to have access to the internet. Training and support will be provided. An understanding of confidentiality is essential for this role.

The role will be recruited to under the Clerking Service Protocol; applicants must either hold a relevant award (BTEC level 3 in Clerk to the Governing Body or equivalent) or be prepared to work towards the East Sussex Clerk to Governors Accreditation Scheme, for which funding and training will be provided.

To apply for a recruitment pack or initial discussion, further information or a tour of the school please contact the Co - Chairs of Governors:

Elizabeth Oram and Jemma Harvey via email to: eoram@stthomasbecket.e-sussex.sch.uk

Salary scales are dependent on the skill and experience of each candidate.

Interviews will be held on Monday 19th September 2022.

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/191234/25977

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne

  • Salary
  • £20,853 to £23,346 pro-rata

  • Closing date
  • 7 September 2022

  • Organisation
  • St Thomas a Becket Catholic Primary School

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 3.57

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education