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Clerk to the Governors Administration - Part-time

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-4045-233S
  • Posted:16/05/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 6 (FTE: 20,997)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:31/05/2022 at 08:00
  • Interviews:ASAP


Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys is seeking to appoint a Clerk to the Governors to manage and support the work of the Governing Body. The Clerk plays an essential part in the continuing development of our successful, popular and caring school.


Overall Responsibility:

  • To manage and support the work of the Governing Body. The Clerk plays an essential part in the continuing development of our school, by:
  • Providing advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters.
  • Providing proactive and effective administrative support to the governing body and its committees.
  • Ensuring the governing body is properly constituted.
  • Managing information effectively in accordance with legal requirements.

The successful applicant will have a genuine interest in school governance, keeping abreast with current educational developments and legislation affecting schools. Previous administrative or clerking experience in the education sector will be a distinct advantage. The ability to remain impartial, comply with data protection legislation and maintain confidentiality is essential.

FGB and committee meetings are planned well ahead and the times and locations of meetings (and whether in person or remote) are agreed and communicated before the commencement of each academic year). There are expected to be 15 meetings during the school year. Additional meetings may be required to deal with specific initiatives or other matters impacting the governing body from time to time. There will also be a periodic need to visit the school during the working day in order to develop constructive working relationships with key staff and/or for record management purposes.

The main site for TWGSB is in Tunbridge Wells. However, you may be required to work at other sites connected to TWGSB. 

Information about the school

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys is an expanding and rapidly improving selective grammar school. It is undergoing a period of transformational change benefitting from a multi-million pound investment in Tunbridge Wells and a brand new building at our Sevenoaks campus, which opened in September 2021.

Staff will benefit from a positive working environment, with strong support for professional development and specialist teaching rooms. We aim for high standards and the pursuit of academic excellence, helping every student to reach their full potential through the development of skills, concepts and knowledge, within the framework of a caring community. Relationships between staff and students are based on trust, mutual respect and a determination to succeed.

Please note that we will only accept CV’s if they are accompanied by an application form, which can be found on our website: https://www.twgsb.org.uk/187/vacancies We shall review applications as we receive them.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys offers Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and other subject specialist training.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Clare Peck
  • Address:Tunbridge Wells Grammar School For Boys, St Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells , Kent, TN4 9XB
  • Telephone: 01892 529551
  • Email: cpeck@twgsboys.kent.sch.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).