Isle of Wight Council

The Federation of the Church Schools of Shalfleet and Freshwater & Yarmouth

Governor Professional (Ref: 2023_669)

Across each campus within The Federation of the Church Schools of Shalfleet and Freshwater & Yarmouth

HAYE Scale 6A, FTE £20,852 per annum pro-rata (actual salary £3,381)

Contact: For further information contact Sarah Woodburn, School Business Manager via email on:

Vacancy Reference: 2023_669

Closing Date: 29/12/2023

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 6 per week


Headteacher: Mrs Elizabeth Grainger


To start as soon as possible working 6 hours per week over 52 weeks per year




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We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly skilled, dedicated Governor Professional.  As a Governor Professional you will be responsible for the efficient and effective functioning of the governing body and its committees by providing administrative and organisational support; as well as appropriate advice and guidance to ensure that the board works in compliance with the legal and regulatory frameworks within which it operates and understands the potential consequences for non-compliance.  An awareness of (or prepared to undertake CPD training) of the regulatory environment in the Education Sector, would be an advantage.


Excellent verbal and written skills with a range of audiences, along with efficient organisational skills are essential.  You must have experience of working effectively on your own initiative as well as working cooperatively within a team.  You must be calm under pressure and able to multi-task.


The successful applicant will have excellent keyboard/IT skills, the ability to be self-motivated and flexible with a pleasant and positive attitude.  Previous experience of working as a School Clerk or Academy Governance Professional would be an advantage but not essential.  Instead a desire to learn and a willingness to undertake relevant CPD will ensure you can be successful in the role:-


We can offer:

- A supportive Governing Body which is knowledgeable, outward looking and ambitious

- A caring, dedicated and motivated staff team who are committed to driving Federation improvement

- A thriving and successful learning community underpinned by a strong Christian Ethos


For further information contact Sarah Woodburn, School Business Manager via email on:


The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo and enhanced DBS check. We follow safer recruitment guidelines. The Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


PLEASE NOTE: Not all school staff are employed directly by the Isle of Wight Council, you can ask on application who the employer for this role will be.

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The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

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The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.



Closing Date: 29 December 2023 (Midday 12pm)

Interview Date: 8 January 2024 (Week commencing)