Job Ref No. ECC3237-107S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Voluntary Position
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 05/06/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: N/A  

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Doddinghurst Junior School

Church Lane, Doddinghurst, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 0NJ

Wishes to appoint a Community Governor

This is a voluntary position involving half-termly meetings.

We invite applications for the role of Governor to join our cohesive and supportive team. We are specifically seeking an individual with professional experience, ideally in finance or education, gained across various sectors. Our diverse group of governors share a deep passion for the transformative impact of education on young lives.


  • Collaborate closely with the school leadership team.
  • Oversee the strategic direction and overall performance of our school.

If you have the commitment, vision, and desire to contribute to our educational community, we encourage you to apply. Your dedication will help shape the future of our students.

Being a governor requires several key qualities:

  • Child-Centric Commitment:A genuine dedication to the welfare and academic achievement of the children.
  • Positive Contribution:A desire to actively contribute to the school community.
  • Practical Judgment:Common sense and practical decision-making.
  • Time Commitment:A willingness to invest time in the role.

Governors play a crucial role in our school. Many of their functions are either statutory or governed by legal frameworks. To effectively fulfill their strategic responsibilities, governors must think strategically, challenge, monitor, and provide support. We offer a comprehensive induction, training and support package and this is a great opportunity for professional development at board level.

Our Trust vision is for a global community of values-driven individuals who, together, flourish. We strive to provide our pupils with a global perspective and empower them to see their place as active citizens in a democratic society. Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust upholds the international co-operative values of Self-help, Self-responsibility, Democracy, Equality, Equity and Solidarity.

Doddinghurst is a small Church of England Junior School set in a rural location. At Doddinghurst, we provide a friendly, safe, and calm learning environment. This enables children to succeed academically, creatively, musically, and personally. Doddinghurst is an inclusive school where children are encouraged to celebrate and enjoy the success of each other.

The school vision statement is "upholding the fruit of the spirit to learn and grow together in God's amazing world". To focus on this, we follow seven core Christian and Co-operative values. These are resilience and determination, excellence, strive, pride, equality and diversity, Christ centred and togetherness. These values are creatively embedded throughout all aspects of the school curriculum by our hardworking teaching and support staff.

If you are interested in joining our local governing body, please contact Chloe Petchey - Governance Professional (

More information about governance within our Trust can be found here:

Closing date: Wednesday 5th June 2024

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.


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HR Team
School Lane, Doddinghurst
Brentwood, CM15 0NJ
Telephone: 01277 821064

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