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Medina House School

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Clerk to Governors

Medina House School, School Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 2HS Tel: 01983 522917 Email:

Hay pay Grade 6 A-E (£20,852 - £22,129 FTE) £3,522.30 actual salary

Vacancy Reference: CTG0809

Closing Date: 30/09/2022

Hours: 6.25 per week over 52 weeks

Contract Type: Permanent

We wish to appoint a highly motivated Clerk to provide effective administrative support to Medina House School.

Key responsibilities include:

·       Provide effective administrative support to the governing board, which involves preparing agendas in consultation with the Chair of Governors and Headteacher,

·       Taking and writing up the minutes and distributing documentation and other information to Governors;

·       Efficiently manage information and administer meetings;

·       Provide advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters, which you will learn as you develop into the role.

At Medina House School we believe a Clerk to the Governing Board plays a critical role. You need to be a highly organised person with attention to detail. You will have general administration experience such as minute taking and meeting organisation, be able to demonstrate a diplomatic approach to communication and be able to maintain confidentiality. Specific training on governance within a school can be provided.

Governing Board meetings usually take place on site in the school, in the mornings, although, some may be held online via Microsoft Teams. The role is home based, so it is essential therefore that the Clerk has access to a computer/laptop and internet. Attendance is required at Governing Board meetings and IOW LA briefing Sessions.

We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure is required for this post.

For further information contact Sue Watson, School Business Manager via email on:


PLEASE NOTE: Not all school staff are employed directly by the Isle of Wight Council, you can ask on application who the employer for this role will be.

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The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Closing date: Friday 30 September 2022

Interview date: TBC

Start date: 1st November 2022