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School Business Assistant (Clerk to Governors)

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Coppice Primary and Nursery School, Heanor
Salary details
Grade 4 Actual Salary £641.16 per annum (£22,737 per annum FTE)
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
1 hour and 15 minutes per week, 38 weeks per year (on a variable basis throughout the year)
Closing Date
07 June 2024

The Headteacher and Governors at Coppice Primary School and Nursery are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated Clerk to the Governing Board.

Excellent administrative, organisational and communication skills are essential. 

The successful candidate should have an understanding of the role of school Governors and the Clerk, excellent IT skills and the ability to work flexibly as the vacancy is a few hours per month and mainly in the evenings (term time only).

Coppice Primary School is a vibrant and inclusive learning environment which is dedicated to providing high-quality education for children aged 3 – 11 years. As the Clerk to Governors you will contribute to the efficient and effective function of the Governing Board and its committees by:

  • Providing efficient, reliable and confidential service to the Governing Board and committees.
  • To advise the Governing Board on constitutional matters and procedures for school governance.
  • Managing information effectively in accordance with legal requirements.

Applicants must demonstrate flexibility in their approach to the role as there is no fixed pattern of working hours. Meetings are currently scheduled one per term from 5:30pm, but all preparation before and after meetings is expected to be completed remotely from home. A laptop and access to necessary data will be provided for the role.

About you:

We are seeking a candidate who possess:

  • Proficient organisational and administrative abilities.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexibility in adapting to varying working hours.
  • Collaborative nature, capable of both team-based and independent work.
  • Familiarity with educational legislation, guidelines, and legal mandates.
  • Efficient time management skills, adept at prioritising tasks and meeting deadlines.
  • Appreciation for the significance of confidentiality.


  • Experience of clerking/Minute taking.
  • Knowledge of Governance and legislative requirements relevant to a school.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook/Internet.

Provisional Interview Date: Week commencing 10 June 2024.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.