Isle of Wight Council

Greenmount Primary School

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Job Description - Clerk to Governors
Clerk to Governing Board (Ref: 2023_137)


Salary Scale: Band 6: £22,777 – £24,054 pro rata. Actual: £2,462 – £2,600.

Contact: GREENMOUNT PRIMARY SCHOOL, St Vincent’s Road, Ryde, IOW, PO33 3PT Tel: 01983 562165 Email:


Vacancy Reference: 2023_137

Closing Date: 30/01/2023

Hours: 200 per annum across 52 weeks. Potential for additional paid hours as overtime
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary Scale: Band 6: £22,777 – £24,054 pro rata. Actual: £2,462 – £2,600.


Vacancy: Clerk to Governing Board

Greenmount Primary School is a school community that works hard to provide the very best for its children and their development.  The Governing Board oversees the way that the school is run, ensuring that it fulfils all statutory responsibilities, and the children get the best education possible.  Due to the forthcoming retirement of the current post-holder, an opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and self-reliant individual to join the staff in the provision of professional clerking services to the Board.

Key responsibilities include:

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

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.

This is a part-time post, which offers some flexibility.  Board meetings are held in school, normally in the evenings, and take place two to three times per term.

Greenmount provides a stimulating, caring and safe environment for children and their families and its staff, volunteers, and governors.  Support for the post-holder will be provided by the Chair, Headteacher and the Isle of Wight Governor Services department.  There will be excellent opportunities to develop knowledge and skills, with an expectation of attendance at training, briefings, and other network events (whether in person or virtual).  The post-holder will also have access to sources of self-directed learning and professional development activities.

Greenmount Primary School is 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.

If interested please contact  for a full job description and application form.

If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Catherine Powell (Chair of Governors) via email  or leave a message in school.

To support you in determining whether this role would be suitable, we would be happy to extend an invitation for you to visit the school. Please contact our head teacher to arrange this at



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: 30th January 2023
Interviews will be held week beginning 6th February
Start Date – 1st March 2023