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Governance Assistant - Part-time

Tenax Schools Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F69-5-S
  • Posted:20/09/2022
  • Pay:£19,723 - £21,693 FTE
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:06/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Week of 10th October


Tenax Schools Trust

Governance Assistant – Part-time 20 hours per week

KR5 FTE £19,723 – £21,693

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic and adaptable administrator with an interest in education to join this highly regarded and successful Church of England Trust.

We are seeking to appoint a capable and well-organised administrator to provide clerical support to the Head of Governance. The role is part-time, term-time only with potential for additional hours. Reporting to the Head of Governance, the successful candidate will play a vital role in ensuring the delivery of high standards of corporate governance across the Trust and in line with its governance arrangements and the appropriate legal framework, processes and procedures.  

The successful candidate will be a dedicated person of integrity, extremely well organised, flexible and be able to maintain confidentiality. Strong administration and organisation skills are essential, as is a keen eye for detail, ability to work to deadlines, and excellent written and oral communication skills. A commitment to the aims and ethos of Tenax is important.  Previous experience of governance may be advantageous although induction training and ongoing support will be provided by the Head of Governance on the specific duties and functions of this role.

There is also an opportunity for additional hours by fulfilling the role of Clerk to Local Governing Body at Fordcombe CE Primary School, Sir Henry Fermor C of E Primary School and/or Bishop Chavasse Primary School.

Should you wish to discuss any aspect of the post before applying, please do not hesitate to contact Maria Campbell, Head of Governance: campbell@tenaxschoolstrust.co.uk

Completed Application Forms should be sent to HR@tenaxschoolstrust.co.uk by the closing date: 6th October at 12 noon.  Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 10th October 2022.

Applications should be submitted on the correct Application Form, no CVs will be accepted.

Further details including a job description, are available at www.tenaxschoolstrust.co.uk

Tenax Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and all applicants are expected to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to pre-employment checks, including satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.


Information about the trust

Tenax is a Church of England academy trust located in West Kent and East Sussex. It works in partnership with the dioceses of Rochester and Chichester, but also includes schools with no faith designation.

It currently comprises 7 primary schools in full membership (one of which is a free school), and one in associate membership, alongside a large secondary school, Bennett Memorial. It is led by Mr Ian Bauckham CBE, who also holds a number of national roles in education.

The Trust also runs a highly successful School Centred Initial Teacher Training centre (SCITT), recently graded Outstanding, which is this year training more than 70 primary and secondary teachers across the wider area.

We have been appointed designated Teaching Hub Status (for both East and West Kent) due to the success of our large and successful Teaching School Alliance which had a track record of delivering large scale school improvement work at regional level in addition to training programmes attracting large numbers of participants and well-known trainers and speakers.

Tenax aims to achieve educational excellence for all through outstanding leadership, a sequenced, knowledge-based curriculum, high quality evidence-based pedagogy and a commitment to teacher professional development. This is complemented by an emphasis on creating schools with a strong and distinctive ethos and culture.

While our Church of England schools place particular emphasis on teaching children and young people about Christian values, beliefs and traditions, all of our schools subscribe to our underpinning educational, ethical and personal development principles. We value diversity and the distinctive local character of each school. We welcome pupils and families from all backgrounds and from all faiths and none. The Trust aims to maintain and further enhance its reputation for excellence in all aspects of its work.

The name ‘Tenax’ is the Latin word for ‘tenacious’ or ‘steadfast’. We chose it because we are steadfast in our belief in the value of Church of England education, and the consequent commitment to high achievement and personal growth for all young people.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Human Resources
  • Address:Culverden Down,
    Tunbridge Wells,
    TN4 9SH
  • Telephone: 01892 521595
  • Email: hr@tenaxschoolstrust.co.uk



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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.