JOB VACANCY: Governing Body, East Oxford Primary School – Clerk (p/t)

Role summary: Clerk to the Governing Body, East Oxford Primary School

Job location (usual place of work): East Oxford Primary School for Clerking of meetings; Otherwise home

Pay rate: Grade 7 (scp 22-25) Scale D1-D5 depending on experience £20,235-£22,785 full-time equivalent. Full governing body meetings will be paid @ 10 hours, including preparation and minuting, and committee meetings @ 8 hours.

Pay is pro rata?: Yes

Job title: Clerk

Applications close on date: 23/04/2019 at 12:00

Hours are: Part time

Contract is: Permanent

Job description: The Governors of East Oxford Primary School wish to appoint a successor to its long-serving and much respected Clerk who is retiring. The role of Clerk is central to the effective organisation of Governing Body work and a valuable source of expertise. EOPS has just been rated as continuing to be ‘Good’ and ‘knocking on the door of Outstanding’ by Ofsted’s Inspector, who described the Governors as ‘passionate’ about the school and the difference it makes to the lives of children.

Hours of work: approximately 136 hours per year. Meetings rarely last for more than two hours and are normally scheduled for 5pm-7pm (Full Governing Body, FGB) or earlier in the afternoon, typically 4pm-6pm (committees). A schedule of meetings is agreed at the annual meeting. Governors are anxious to keep to it, but occasionally a date may have to be changed to meet unforeseen circumstances. The Clerk’s availability must be taken into account.

To apply, please contact: For an application form, contact the school’s Business Manager, Shefali Khanom,
For information about the Clerk’s role and responsibilities, contact the Chair of Governors, Dr Graham Jones,