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Clerk to Governors

Hours of work: 130 hours per year
Working pattern:  Part-time
(As the position is part-time, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Friday 14 October 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Chailey Secondary School, Mill Lane, South Chailey, East Sussex, BN8 4PU
Phone: 01273 890407
Email: gbutler@chaileyschool.org
Website: www.chaileyschool.org
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. 

Chailey is a thriving, successful school set in rural Sussex, just north of Lewes, and within easy reach of Brighton and Haywards Heath.  We are proud of our traditional values and innovative approaches to Teaching and Learning.  Staff are friendly, dedicated and supportive and our students are happy and proud to be part of the school. Chailey is a school where teachers and students can thrive. Visitors to Chailey School often comment on the calm teaching environment and fantastic relationships between students and teachers. We had our last Ofsted visit in January 2020 which we were very pleased with.

The Ofsted report contained comments such as:

- ‘The school's values of Kindness, Resilience, Independence and Creativity permeate everything.'

- 'This is a happy and harmonious school.'

Required October 2022: Clerk to Governors

Single Status 7

FTE: £22,689 - £23,346 for 52 weeks per year.

Actual salary: £1,766.06 - £1,817.20

Hours Required: Chailey School – 130 hours per year

The Governing Bodies of Chailey School looking is appoint a Clerk to Governors who is efficient, trustworthy and who has a desire to make a difference to young people’s lives.

The successful candidate will work effectively with the Chair of Governors. Candidates will need to have good administrative and IT skills and the ability to communicate with a range of audiences.  Extensive training for the role will be provided if required.

East Sussex County Council is an authority committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will need to undertake a DBS enhanced clearance for this authority.

We look forward to receiving your application for, which can be found on our website (www.chaileyschool.org) and which should be returned to Serena Rodd at srodd@chaileyschool.org  Your application should comprise of:

         A letter of application, which includes reference to those aspects of your experience, personality, knowledge and skills which will equip you for these roles;

         A fully completed application form.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 14th October 2022. Short-listing will take place shortly afterwards and interviews will be held on 20th October.  The selection process will include formal interviews and skills assessment tasks. 


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/12/27329

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Chailey

  • Salary
  • £22,689 - £23,346 per annum pro rata

  • Closing date
  • 14/10/2022

  • Organisation
  • Chailey Secondary School

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 130 hours per year

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education