Clerk to School Governors

Part-time Role (3 hrs/week)

Cheney School is a popular, high-performing school located in the heart of Oxford serving a diverse community of students who are eager to learn and to be challenged. You can read the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection here: Ofsted Report and a welcome message from our Headteacher here: Head's Welcome

We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities.

We are looking for a clerk to provide administrative and advisory support on governance matters to our School Governors.

The role would involve:

  • Providing administrative support and co-ordination relating to governance matters to the School Governing Board and any sub-committees;
  • Arranging meetings, liaising with the headteacher of the school, the chairs of the School Governing Board regarding the preparation of agendas and the synchronising of meetings over the academic year;
  • Taking accurate minutes at the meetings, sharing minutes for approval, and maintaining an accurate archive of documentation required for compliance purposes;
  • Monitoring progress of actions agreed at meetings and holding those tasked with particular actions to account to ensure they are adhered to within the agreed timeframes;
  • Providing support to School Governors with guidance on correct procedures and regulations and act as first point of contact on, as well as hold overall responsibility for governance matters;
  • Advise School Governors on new policies that are required and dates for review of existing policies, including bringing model/draft policies to their attention.

Visits to the school prior to interview are warmly welcomed. To arrange a visit or if you would like more information about the role, please contact Lisa Adams, HR Assistant, on:

The role is for 3 hours per week, term-time only. It attracts a Grade 9 (Points 23 to 26) with a pro rata salary of £1,910.09 - £2,096.68 per annum (depending on experience).

How to Apply:

 Please complete our online application form at:

 Please note: to ensure we conduct a fair shortlisting process we are no longer providing any personal information, including the names and gender of applicants, to short-listing panels.

If you have any questions about the application form or the recruitment process do not hesitate to connect us at:

Cheney School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post, along with pre-employment safeguarding checks.

Closing date: Monday, 24 January 2022, at 8:00 a.m.

 Interview: W/C 24 January 2022