Job title: Clerk to the Governors
Scale: E
Part-time:
Casual up to 90 hours per annum (Typically 13 meetings per academic year)

Closing date: To be re-advertised in September 2020, please get in touch if you wish to express interest in this role.
Location: North Elmham & Stibbard, Norfolk, home-working and Norfolk training locations
Reporting to: Chair of Governors

Flourish Federation is looking for an enthusiastic and committed Clerk to support our Federation Governing Body. Our Federation consists of two Church of England Primary Schools and a Nursery. The role would suit a retired professional, a trained clerk, governance or educational professional looking for further challenges. Although experience in clerking for schools is preferable, initial training and ongoing CPD will allow those with the necessary skill set to take on this role confidently.

The main purpose of the role of Clerk to the Governors is to provide advice and guidance on governance, constitutional and procedural matters. A professional clerk will contribute towards the efficient functioning of a governing board and its committees by providing:

  • Administrative and organisational support;
  • Guidance to ensure that the board works in compliance with the appropriate legal and regulatory framework, and understands the potential consequences for non-compliance; and
  • Advice on procedural matters relating to the operation of the board
  • Liaising with the Chair of Governors, Executive Headteacher, Executive Administration Manager and other school staff to prepare documentation for meetings and ensuring this is distributed to all members of the Governing Body in a timely manner prior to the meetings


The role is supported by the Chair and Vice-Chair of Governors and national guidance is readily available for clerking professionals, you will be signposted to these during your initial training and induction, it is expected that you would stay up to date with changes in national guidance and legislation.

The ideal candidate would have attention to detail; be a confident communicator; have excellent administration and IT skills; have experience of minute-taking and record keeping; be willing to travel to school meetings; have an interest in compliance, advice and guidance; have an interest in the education sector and a willingness to learn. The successful candidate would carry out their duties in line with the Clerking Competency Framework, upholding the seven principles of public life – the Nolan principles.

We encourage anyone interested in this role to get in touch and express their interest. We look forward to working with the successful candidate.

Interviews will be held week commencing 6th July 2020 – these may be held remotely depending on the restrictions at the time.

Please contact chairofgov@flourishfed.co.uk for more information.