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Clerk to the Governors - Part-time

North West Kent Alternative Provision Service, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-1106-118S
  • Posted:21/09/2022
  • Pay:NJC Grade SO1 (£30,036 to £32,112 FTE)
  • Start Date:as soon as possible
  • App Close Date:04/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 10th October 2022


Alternative Learning Trust require a Clerk to the Governors to start in September 2022

Permanent contract

Salary: Scale NJC SO1 (£30,036 - £32,112)

Actual: £2,162 – £2,312

3 hours per week, term time plus INSET days

We are seeking to appoint a Clerk to Governors to support our Local Governing Body within North West Kent Alternative Provision Service (NWKAPS) based in Gravesend, Kent and Will Adams based in Gillingham, Medway.

This post will be responsible for:

• The timely circulation of agendas and meeting papers;

• Attending governing body meetings and the production of accurate minutes;

• Monitoring governing body membership and attendance;

• Providing administrative support to the governing body;

• Providing advice to governors on their legal and procedural duties.

Clerking amounts to approximately 117 hours per year including attending up to 14 meetings per school year, preparation, follow-up and other clerical duties.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from experienced Clerks but also welcome applications from candidates without specific clerking experience who are able to demonstrate the required skills as we are able to offer full training for this role.

Place of Work: The successful post holder will be required to attend the meetings which are held at NWKAPS and Will Adams, or virtually. The administrative work can generally be completed at home.

We offer:

• An organisation with a clear moral purpose to change young people’s lives;

• Excellent professional development opportunities;

• Strong community spirit;

• Staff who are supportive towards each other;

• Generous pension scheme;

• Term-time hours and flexible working;

• Free access to the employee assistance programme;

• A curriculum where personalised learning is at the heart.

Alternative Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Further information about The Alternative Learning Trust is available on our website.

The closing date is on Tuesday, 4 October 2022 at midday.

Interviews are scheduled for week commencing Monday, 10 October 2022.

Safeguarding Statement:

North West Kent Alternative Provision Service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Information about the school

Background to Alternative Learning Trust

The Alternative Learning Trust became a multi-academy trust (MAT company number 11788031) in June 2019. There are now three schools within the Trust, The Limes College, North West Kent Alternative Provision Service (NWKAPS) and Will Adams Academy. The Department for Education would like Alternative Learning Trust to consider other alternative providers.

The Trust has been established to work with Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) and alternative providers who support vulnerable students to access and engage with education. Many of our students have special educational needs and have been excluded from mainstream education.

As a Trust we have the following core set of values for our staff and the families we support:

  • the need for people to flourish in all areas of their lives;

  • we are stronger through a sense of community;

  • social justice is vital.

Background to North West Kent Alternative Provision Service (NWKAPS)

NWKAPS is located in Gravesend, Kent and has been on a considerable and fast-paced journey since the last Ofsted inspection, making exciting and positive strides forward. We have an amazing team who are focused on providing the best outcomes for our students, promoting positive behaviour for learning and creating a high quality teaching environment.

Ofsted say that, ‘For many pupils, their time at North West Kent Alternative Provision Service (NWKAPS) is transformational.’ We strongly believe in this moral purpose and seek to continue to grow the exceptional team working to achieve this. With the right facilities and a well renowned SEND department, now is the time to come and work with us.

Once employed you will be given excellent support and training as we want to upskill the right candidate to ensure we have an excellent support team for our young people.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Suzanne Knott
  • Address:North West Kent Alternative Provision Service, The Westcourt Centre, Richmond Drive, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 4DJ
  • Telephone: 01474 332897
  • Email: sknott@nwkaps.kent.sch.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.