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Job Ref No. ECC3603-88 Position Type: Administration Pay Range: fixed
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBA  

Job Description

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The Christus Catholic Trust and the Local Governing Committee of this vibrant and successful school, wish to appoint an experienced and independent part-time Clerk to Governors, for St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School. Start date: September 2024

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Preparing agendas in consultation with the Headteacher and Chair of Governors
  • Taking and writing up the minutes at Governors' meetings
  • Issuing documentation and other information in association with the Brentwood Diocese to the Governing Body. The Clerk will need to become familiar with the DfE Governance Handbook and provide accurate advice to Governors as necessary.


  • You will offer your services as an independent clerk, covering the termly Governing Body FGB, admissions and committee meetings, and any other special meetings that arise
  • Maintain and keep a list of membership details and governor responsibilities
  • Keep an attendance record
  • Inform the Diocese of any changes to membership
  • Keep up to date with the current educational developments and legislation affecting school governance

In addition you will:

You will seek out information from the Essex Clerks' Association and National Governance Association website each term, to ensure that you keep your knowledge up to date.

At the outset of the agreement you will meet with the Chair of Governors/Headteacher to agree expectations of the role.


You will be paid at a fixed rate per meeting
You will be expected to keep a log of your fees in order to process payment and to enable us to process your claim for professional work undertaken. Claims for professional fees and expenses should be claimed at the end of each meeting cycle.

You will operate as a self-employed person for tax purposes and will notify the school of your URN (Unique Reference Number).

To apply: Please email a Letter of Interest/CV to:

Deadline: 14th July 2024

Information about the School

St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School is a large primary school located in Ward Avenue, Grays, Essex and is part of the Christus Catholic Trust (a Multi Academy Trust). St Thomas' is a popular school, located on an attractive site. It has an excellent local reputation and facilities which provides an engaging working and learning environment. We are a 3 form entry school, catering for around 630 pupils from a community which embraces diversity.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Mrs J Weale
Ward Avenue, Grays
Essex, RM17 5RW
Telephone: 01375 375826

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