Clerk to the Governors (Governance Professional)

Hoe Valley School
Woking, Surrey
Contract Type
Term Time, Casual
£ Negotiable
Start Date
5th September 2022
26th August 2022 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
5th September 2022
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1258051

The School

“Hoe Valley School is an inspiring environment at the heart of its community where every student’s experience is personalised. Our students will learn to think independently, pursue their ambitions and achieve to their highest potential.”

Hoe Valley School requires a Clerk (Governance Professional) to work with the Governing Body from September 2022

The Role

The Governors want to appoint a highly organised and self-motivated Clerk to join this Outstanding school. The Clerk is accountable to the Board of Governors, working effectively with the Chair of Governors and the Head Teacher. 

The Clerk will: 

  • Provide advice on governance, legal, constitutional and procedural matters
  • Proactively support the governing body and its committees in the conduct of their duties (e.g., organising meetings and producing / circulating / storing necessary documentation)
  • Manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements
  • Ensure the governing body is properly constituted
  • The Clerk will support 10 governor meetings per year, plus various other ad-hoc responsibilities. Meetings are held in term time, and usually after school hours.

Please refer to the Job Description for the core responsibilities

The Details:

Salary:  £ Competitive

Start date:  September 2022

Contract:  Part-time

Working hours:   The Clerk is paid through payroll for the hours worked, on a monthly basis

To apply:  please submit your CV and covering letter on why you are suitable for this role, to the Chair of Governors, Mr Adrian Kane.

Hoe Valley School is:

  • An oversubscribed secondary school which opened in September 2015 to serve the local community of South Woking
  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in June 2018
  • Delivering innovative and exciting lessons to years 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11
  • Committed to ensuring our students leave us with excellent academic outcomes, the skills to be ‘work-ready’ and the traits of excellent global citizens
  • Following the national curriculum offering an extended day allowing time for additional Maths and English along with time for all students to complete their homework during the compulsory day
  • A Google School with ICT fully embedded in all curriculum areas
  • Opening a STEAM focussed academic 6th Form in September 2023
  • Committed to learning which is relevant with links to the ‘real world’ of business, higher education and the local community
  • In a state of the art new School completed in September 2018 on Egley Road, Woking
  • Committed to supporting our staff to have a good work / life balance by offering longer school holidays, bespoke CPD programmes, minimising paperwork and meetings and ultimately by trusting our staff to deliver excellent outcomes


Safeguarding Statement:

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful appointments are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.