Jobs At Courtney
Expectations for all applicants
Courtney Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All positions are subject to DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) clearance and two satisfactory references.  Some roles may need to comply with the ‘Childcare Act 2006’ and the ‘Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009’ where additional disclosure of information will be required.
The school also has high expectations of its pupils and is committed to improving its outcomes for all children.  Successful applicants will make a significant contribution to the education and well-being of the children they are supporting.
We welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
How to apply
Applications can be made either via the links to the Eteach website below or via the application form below sent to
We currently have the following vacancies:

Clerk to the Governing Body

Start Date:       25th February 2020

Fee:                  £1,200 - £1,400 per annum (subject to experience)

Position:          Part-Time Casual Office Holder Position

Hours:             Variable. It is based on 13 meetings (6 Full Governing Body meetings, 4 Resources Committee Meetings and 3 Curriculum meetings) per year.   The majority of these meetings are held at 7pm in the evening. All meetings take place in term time.

Closing date: 7th February 2020, 12pm

Interviews:     Week commencing 10th February.                                       

Courtney Primary School is seeking to appoint a Clerk to commence duties with effect from 25 February 2020.           We are looking for someone who:                     

  • Has experience as an administrator    

  • Is IT literate                  

  • Is well organised                     

  • Has good communication skills                      

  • Is able to take accurate minutes at meetings

  • Is able to maintain impartiality and handle confidential minutes

  • Is will to attend training sessions during evenings and daytime                    

  • Is capable of advising Governors on changes and updates in legislation and other requirements.

  • You should be reliable and have a flexible approach. Previous clerking experience is desirable though not essential as training and support will be available.        

The role is as a holder of office. The holder of office will be required to liaise with the Head Teacher and Chair of Governors / Committees in order to set an appropriate agenda which, need to be shared, in good time, with the relevant members of the Governing Body. They will then be required to take detailed, accurate minutes and get them typed up and shared within a week of the meeting.      

Other than attendance at meetings, the role will be carried out at home, at times of the day to suit the Clerk, whilst ensuring agreed deadlines are met.                         

The role of Clerk to Governors provides a valuable insight into education and a school environment, providing an ideal stepping stone for someone looking to get into a school based administration role.          


For further information, you should contact the Chair of Governors, Richard Morgan, by email, or via the school office on 01454 866670. A copy of the Description of Duties of Office is attached for your convenience.

Applicants should send a detailed CV, including two references, to the Chair of Governors.

The short-listing/appointments panel will assess applications against the Description of Duties. When compiling your CV please ensure that you address these areas, giving examples to demonstrate how you can fulfil the position.

 You can email your CV addressed to the Chair of Governors to:

Or you can post it to: Courtney Primary School, Courtney Road, Kingswood, BS15 9RD

Closing date:   Friday 7th February 12pm.

References & DBS Clearance:

This position with Courtney Primary School will be made subject to receipt of two satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS clearance

References: Please note that references will be taken up prior to interview. If for any reason you do not wish us to contact a referee prior to interview or appointment, please indicate this clearly on the appropriate section in your CV.

Disclosure & Barring Service: Courtney Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. The post is subject to appropriate vetting including an enhanced DBS disclosure check before the successful applicant can take up post.