The Local Governing Body comprise volunteers who undertake a vital role to ensure the effective governance of your local school, to provide high quality education and outcomes for our children.  To enable the Governing Body to be fully effective you will provide advice and guidance and administrative and organisational support to the Chair and the Local Governing Body to ensure their understanding and compliance within a legal and regulatory framework for schools.  

We do not necessarily expect you to have worked as a Clerk to a Governing Body previously. You will receive access to a wealth of resources to enable you to inform and provide advice and guidance to the local governing body.  In addition, there is a national training programme for Clerks that leads to a National Certificate you can access. 

You will have some flexibility in your working hours, as you only need to attend school for the scheduled meetings; typically there will be up to 10 local governing body meetings per year. Meeting times will vary between our schools, but are normally late afternoon/early evening.  Over all there would be between 40 to 50 hours of work per year.

Completed applications should be sent to Fernhurst Primary School, Haslemere Road, Fernhurst, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 3EA or sent to

As an employee of the University of Chichester Multi-Academy Trust you will receive competitive pay, eligibility to the Local Government Pension Scheme, and access to other benefits such as a discount card for goods, services, travel and products, and opportunities for personal and career development should you wish.

For an informal discussion or to visit the school, please contact the school office (01428) 653144, or email