Clerk to the Governors

St Edmund’s College is seeking to appoint an organised and proficient Clerk to the Governors.

(Required as soon as possible)

Flexible hours, mainly home-based, other than attendance at daytime / early evening meetings. Dates for all meetings are set well in advance. The contract will be for approximately 150 hours per year.

The successful candidate will be reliable, confident, with good interpersonal and communication skills and with an interest in school governance. Access to the internet and good computer skills are essential.

You will be accountable to the Governing Body, working with the Chair of Governors, Headmaster, Bursar and other Governors. You will provide procedural and legal guidance, prepare and circulate agendas, take minutes, handle correspondence, deal with sensitive and confidential issues and co-ordinate appeal panels and hearings.

Whilst we are proud to be England’s oldest Catholic school, we welcome applications from all colleagues who wish to be part of our ethos.


An application pack can be obtained from our HR department

Telephone: 01920 824335 Email:



INTERVIEWS: To take place shortly after.


The College is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, therefore, all candidates will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.

We may take up references, before short-listing has taken place, which will include questions about past disciplinary actions or allegations in relation to behaviour with children and may approach previous employers for information to verify particular experience or qualifications.





Working Hours

Attendance will be required at Full Governing Body (3) and Committee Meetings (9), which are held at varying times in the day, including some early evenings. The contract will be for 150 hours per year but may vary in the case of additional governor meetings or appeal panels and hearings.




Policies:  We rely on a suite of policies for our recruitment processes.  These can be found by clicking here and includes the below:

As part of your application, please download and read the Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.  In addition, please sign and return the above document ‘Confirmation of Receipt of the Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct’ confirming that you have received, read and understood these policies.

  • Code of Conduct
  • Dignity at Work Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy – Staff
  • Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
  • Safer Recruitment Policy
  • Preventing Illegal Working Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy

Please return your completed application pack to the HR department as soon as possible, as applicants will be invited when documents have been fully processed.

Please send applications to:
For more information regarding your application 01920 824335