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Community Governor

Hours of work: TBC
Working pattern: Casual

Closing date: Friday 23 December 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
South Downs Learning Trust - Ratton and Ocklynge Schools, Park Avenue, Eastbourne, 
Phone: 01323 504011
Email: info@ratton.co.uk
Website: www.ratton.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.

Local Community Governors are collectively responsible for ensuring the quality of education within the schools in the trust.

We are keen to involve people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. You may have experience in business, community, or social work with charities, financial or legal practice or even be a local entrepreneur. The broader your vocational field and cultural experience the better!

This voluntary role brings many personal benefits as well as professional rewards such as committee/boardroom experience, adding to your CV and a positive step towards long term career development!

The role will give you a real sense of achievement in making a difference to the trust and the outcomes for each and every student.

Skills & Experience
We are keen to be joined by someone who has:

  • Skills and experience that will complement and enhance the overall knowledge. and experience of the existing membership.
  • A track record of success such as in a business, public or voluntary environment.
  • The ability to work as a member of the team.
  • Time available to attend Committee meetings.
  • The ability to absorb complex information and analyse data.
  • A desire to play an active part in school governance by acting as a critical friend to help maintain and develop our schools.
  • A commitment to adhering to the Nolan Seven Principles of Public Life (selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership).

To find out more about becoming a Community Governor at SDLT please contact Lisa Davis, Clerk to Trust Board and Local Governing Committees at ldavis@ratton.co.uk
To apply, please complete the expression of interest form available at Vacancies | Ratton School or Vacancies | Ocklynge Junior School and send to the above email address, along with a copy of your CV.

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/191234/27495

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne

  • Salary

  • Closing date
  • 23/12/2022

  • Organisation
  • South Downs Learning Trust - Ratton and Ocklynge Schools

  • Contract type
  • Volunteer

  • Work pattern
  • Casual

  • Hours
  • TBC

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education