Coventry City Council are recruiting in Governor Support Service

Governor Support Specialist Officer | Jobs and careers with Coventry City Council

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 

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About the team we are recruiting to

The Governor Support Service are looking for people to attend school governing board meetings and take formal minutes.  The majority of the meetings are outside of normal office hours.

What is the job role?

There are 2 positions available on a fixed-term contract until 31 March 2024:

1.   22.5 hours Monday to Friday (term-time only plus 2 weeks)                                                  Pro-rated salary £12,407 – £14,351 

2.   15 hours Monday to Friday (term-time only plus 2 weeks)                                                    Pro-rated salary £8,271 – £9,567 

As Clerk to the Governors, for a number of named schools, you will attend governors’ meetings and take minutes of the proceedings. You will also be responsible for the provision of support and detailed guidance to enable the governing boards to act effectively and legally, giving advice to the chair and governors on a wide range of governance matters to aid school improvement. We are looking for an excellent communicator, administrator and team player, with an ability to offer advice and produce accurate minutes electronically.

Who are we looking for?

An excellent administrator and minute taker, enthusiastic and motivated Clerk to the Governors is required to join our friendly, highly valued team to support the delivery of effective governance of schools within Coventry and beyond.

It is desirable that the successful candidate has a clean, full driving licence and access to a car.

The post holder will be expected to attend meetings at schools across Coventry and Warwickshire on a daily basis.

Full training and support will be provided by our skilled team to enable you to undertake this role.  If you would like more information about this opportunity please contact

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled ‘Coventry City Council Application Process’

Interview date:  10 January 2023

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards & benefits package which includes:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Opportunity for Salary Match
  • An outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Great opportunities to develop with access to accredited courses.
  • Access to an award-winning Occupational Health Service
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Coventry City Council

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