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Clerk to the Governing Board / Governance Adviser


The Company:

We are a small independent fast growing company looking for high calibre individuals with an interest in improving governance to support the delivery of education. We are seeking people who share our values and who enjoy working both independently and as part of a team in a relatively fast-paced environment.

The Job:

The work is home-based with attendance at governor meetings in locations across the North-West and potentially further afield.

As a clerk to the governing board/governance adviser you will be required to provide advice and guidance both during governor meetings and throughout the academic year, convene and administer meetings including the development of appropriate agendas and production of a formal record of business in the form of typed minutes.

The position offers flexibility in terms of both workload and the scheduling of work, and may be carried out during term time only if desired/by negotiation.

The service operates on a remote basis by utilising the most recent developments in technology therefore you will need a suitable level of IT literacy to undertake the role as well as appropriate equipment and an internet connection.

Meetings are normally held in schools; whilst they can be held at any time of day, they generally take place in the early evening. Due to the location of schools you must have your own transport.


Work is carried out on a self-employed/sub-contract basis under an agreement between you and the company. Remuneration for work is paid on a ‘per meeting’ basis and can be in the region of £15 – £20 per hour dependant on meeting type, training and/or an individual’s experience.


Whilst we are looking for candidates with school governance and clerking experience for immediate start, we will consider candidates who meet the essential criteria on the person specification. The ability to understand, interpret and apply key information is of paramount importance, as is a high standard of written and oral communication.


Nationally recognised training will be provided along with a continuous development programme that you are required to participate in.

We will always consider references before confirming an offer in writing.


The job description and person specification is available to download from the website.

Please email your CV along with a covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification requirements to Please include the title ‘Clerk to the Governing Board’ in the subject field.

Download person specification and job specification.