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Clerk to the Governors

Hours of work: 150 hours per year with 10 additional hours for training
Working pattern: Part-time
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Fixed term for: 12 months

Closing date: Friday 7th October 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Western Road Community Primary School, Southover High Street, Lewes, BN7 1JB
Phone: 01273 473013
Email: office@westernroad.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: www.western-road.eschools.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. 

Clerk Vacancy at Western Road Community Primary School

Hours: 150 clerking hours per annum plus 10 hours training per annum

Salary: Single Status 7 (point 18 – 19, £22,299 - £22,944) pro rata per annum

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 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;
  • Preparation and circulation of papers;
  • Attendance at meetings and accurate minute-taking;
  • Maintaining a business calendar including policy reviews and training.
  • An understanding of confidentiality is essential for this role.

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 the School Office office@westernroad.e-sussex.sch.uk or call 01273 473013.

You should email your application to head@westernroad.e-sussex.sch.uk.  The closing date for applications is Friday, 7th October at noon and interviews will be held in the following week.

The school is committed to recruiting with care, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

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/186953/27606

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Lewes

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

  • Closing date
  • 07/10/2022

  • Organisation
  • Western Road Community Primary School

  • Contract type
  • Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 150 hours per year with 10 additional hours for training

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education