Isle of Wight Council

Gurnard Primary School

Clerk to the Governing Board

Gurnard Primary School, Baring Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8DS

Grade 6. Actual salary £1,082 - £1,148 (Full time equivalent £20,852 - £22,129) Pay award pending

Vacancy Reference: CTGB0916

Closing Date: 30/09/2022

Headteacher: Mrs Clemma Yardley

Hours: 100 (including 70 clerking hours, 20 hours admin and 10 hours CPD per annum)
Contract Type: Permanent

Starting Date: As soon as possible

The Governing Board of Gurnard Primary School is seeking to appoint a professional and highly motivated administrator to the post of Clerk to the Governing Board.

The role involves working effectively with the chair of governors, governing board, headteacher and LA Governor Services throughout the year to support and advise the governing board in carrying out its duties and responsibilities.

You will need excellent administrative skills and experience of minute taking. Tasks include the preparation and circulation of meeting agendas and papers; accurate and efficient minute taking; advising on procedural and legislative matters; and maintaining a work schedule including policy reviews.

Candidates should be able to work flexibly at times convenient to the governing board. This includes attending 7 meetings during the year (usually held in the afternoon or early evening).  An understanding of confidentiality is essential for this role. 

Further details and an application pack are available on our school website. Completed applications should be emailed to our School Business Manager, Mrs Angela McLuckie, at

Gurnard Primary School, Baring Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8DS                     

Telephone: 01983 295713        



Gurnard Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to relevant Disclosure and Barring (DBS) checks, references and health checks.  We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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: 12 noon on Friday 30th September 2022