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Clerk to Governors, Doncaster Area

North Yorkshire Council
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
From £25,119 up to £26,873 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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North Yorkshire Council has a reputation for delivering high quality services and our Professional Governance Service shares this ambition.

This is a fantastic and exciting time to join our expanding Professional Governance Service. We are seeking clerks who can manage tasks efficiently, who have a meticulous attention to detail, are well organised, reliable, adaptable, proficient with IT, resourceful and work well as part of a team.

The role of clerk offers a unique opportunity for exceptional individuals to join our Professional Governance Service on a permanent but flexible basis across the Doncaster and Selby areas. The position is term-time only.

Main Duties:

·       Liaising with the Headteacher and Chair of Governors prior to each governing body meeting

·       Compiling and distributing papers using an online portal within agreed timescales

·       Keeping accurate membership records

·       Attending governing board meetings in person, and/or virtually by agreement, at allocated schools and producing accurate minutes, including agreed actions, within agreed timescales

·       Providing advice and support to the governing board to ensure compliance with statutory legislation and requirements

·       Staying connected; attending keeping in touch meetings and line-management meetings with a named Senior Governance Officer

·       Attending training

About the role

We are looking for clerks who will work closely with Governing Boards and further build on our reputation of excellence in supporting the delivery of our service across the Doncaster and Selby areas.

Clerks are required to attend meetings in person at school, (occasionally meetings are held virtually by prior agreement), so your own transport is essential. Mileage costs are reimbursed.

About the person:

You may already be an experienced clerk or a new entrant into the profession with transferrable skills relevant to the role.

You will be an experienced administrator with an attention to detail and the ability to build positive professional relationships. You will be motivated, organised and have excellent communication and customer care skills.

You will need to work flexibly, be able to attend meetings in the afternoons or early evening and have a suitable space to complete all other work from home.

You will be someone who wants to contribute to their local community and is passionate about making a difference to the lives of children and young people.

For an informal and confidential conversation about the role please contact Karen Butler, Senior Education Adviser on

We look forward to receiving your application.

Key Dates:

Closing: Sunday 2nd June 2024

Shortlisting: 12th June, in person in Selby (location address to be confirmed) 

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Job description 

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


From the 1st April 2023 the eight district, borough and county councils in North Yorkshire merge to form the new Council, serving 611,000 residents.

The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

With a brand new Council, newly elected members, the prospect of a new combined authority as well as its’ first ever mayor, North Yorkshire is on the cusp of a new dawn. The county already has firm foundations - a strong culture and identity which is rich in heritage; thriving communities where the people and places are resilient and innovative; beautiful scenery with stunning landscapes, quaint villages, market and coastal towns; plus the vibrant cities of York and Leeds just on the doorstep.  This amazing county combines the best of the traditional and the modern, and is widely regarded as one of the best places to live in the UK.  North Yorkshire is a great place to live, work and do business.

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