Co-opted Governor: Finance, HR or Legal

John Taylor High School

John Taylor High School seeks to appoint a Co-opted Governor to the Governing Body who has knowledge/background in the areas of Finance, HR or Legal

This is a voluntary and unpaid appointment to start in September.

Governors are unpaid, doing what they do simply to try to make JTHS the best school it can be. In return they gain skills which they may not otherwise acquire, as well as getting a wider perspective on a key part of their community.

Most importantly, governors get the satisfaction of knowing they are helping to make a difference in the education of the children who attend JTHS.

The Governing Board has three key roles:

  1. To set the strategic direction of the school.
  2. To hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of pupils.
  3. To oversee the financial effectiveness of the school, making sure the money is well spent.

For your information:

  • Anyone aged over 18 can be a governor and you do not need to be a parent.
  • Training is available.
  • You must be able to commit to attending regular meetings throughout the year (maximum of 12)
  • You will be required to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check
  • You will be required to undergo ID and right to work checks

If you are interested in having an informal chat about the role or to find out more about how you can contribute to governance at our school, please email the Clerk to Governors, Mrs D Whiting ( with your details and we will arrange for our Chair of Governors, Mrs Barbara Richardson, to contact you and arrange a time for a conversation.

Further information regarding the skills and attributes required to be an effective Governor can be found here.

Closing date: Friday 14th August

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.