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Clerk to the Governing Body

Hours of work: 2.5 hours per week
Working pattern:  Part-time
(As the position is part-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Friday 7th October 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Motcombe School, Macmillan Drive, Eastbourne, BN21 1SN
Phone: 01323 728901
Email: office@motcombe.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: http://motcombe.e-sussex.sch.uk/
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

Motcombe School is a special place where children happily play and learn in a wonderful environment supported by exceptional staff who are proud to be part of the Motcombe family.

Our Governing Board is looking for someone who is reliable, confident, good with people and with an interest in school governance. You will need skills in good administrative practice and experience of minute taking. You will also need to be confident in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and email and have access to a computer and the internet.

Responsibilities will include working effectively with the chair of governors, headteacher and other governors to secure the continuity of governing board business. To advise on procedural and legislative matters to ensure the Governing Board works to the legal framework. An understanding of confidentiality is essential for this role.

Tasks include the preparation and circulation of papers, attendance at meetings and minute taking; maintaining a business calendar including policy reviews.

It is recommended that applicants either hold a relevant award (BTEC level 3 in Clerk to the Governing Board or equivalent) or be prepared to work towards the East Sussex Clerk to Governors Accreditation Scheme.

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

Tracy Robinson, Headteacher

An application pack is available to download on our website -


Closing Date: Friday 7 October 2022

Interviews: Tuesday 11 October 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/228983/27552

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne

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

  • Closing date
  • 07/10/2022

  • Organisation
  • Motcombe School

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 2.5

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education