Clerk to the Governors

Tregolls School – An Academy is a successful two form entry primary school.  Tregolls is a growing school in the heart of Truro. We know that every child has the right to achieve all they wish to in life. Our incredible team-work together to achieve this aim.

We are looking to appoint an exceptional candidate to provide professional clerking services to our Governing Body.  The role will include providing advice to the Governors on governance, constitutional and procedural matters and provide effective administrative support to the Chair of Governors and Governing Body to fulfil their statutory requirements.  The successful candidate will be forward thinking and able to support the Chair of Governors and the Headteacher to ensure governance compliance to the highest quality. They will also ensure that services are of an excellent quality and provide advice in relation to exercising the Governing Body functions.

Due to the confidential nature of this role and potential conflict of interest, we have been advised that this role is best suited to a candidate unrelated to the Tregolls School community.  The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills, strong IT skills and be capable of working independently and confidentially whilst at the same time forming effective working relationships with the Chair of Governors, the Board of Governors, Headteacher and Leadership Team of the School.

This post will work on a flexible basis, offering school and home-based working, so the successful candidate must be able to organise their own time and work to strict deadlines. A knowledge of academy trusts and governing body procedures and previous experience in a similar role is desirable, however, some training will be available and a ‘can do’ flexible attitude highly valued.  If the successful candidate has not already successfully completed the DfE Clerking Development Programme, this will be a requirement.  The course is usually held over two days.  More details are available here:

The job role will be on a flexible basis, term time only.   The Clerk to Governors will be required to attend Full Governing Body and Committee Meetings.  There are currently 10 meetings per year which usually take place with a 5.00pm start.

If you would like an informal chat before applying, please contact Judith Smitham (Chair of Governors) on 07734488222 or by email at

Please return completed application forms to Judith Smitham at

Applications to be received by: Friday 1st November at 9am, with interviews shortly after.

Salary: to be discussed at interview

Start date: As soon as possible, but no later than January 2020.