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Clerk to the Local Governing Bodies - Part-time

Coppice Primary Partnership

  • Ref:KCC-F57-9-S
  • Posted:03/11/2022
  • Pay:150hrs annually @ £12.12-£13.72 p/h (KR7)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:14/11/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:22nd November

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Coppice Primary Partnership is a growing Multi Academy Trust comprising 3 primary schools. We are looking for a person to join our central team as a Clerk for Local Governing Boards (LGBs) who will be accountable to the governing body, working effectively with the chair of governors, governance professional and with the headteacher and other governors. The clerk will be responsible for advising the governing body on constitutional matters, duties and powers and will work within the broad current legislative framework. He/she will secure the continuity of governing body business and observe confidential requirements. The main responsibilities of the role are:

  • to support the 3 local governing boards
  • to take minutes of LGB meetings
  • to provide procedural advice and compliance support

At Coppice we see ourselves as one staff that operate across all of our schools. As a result we are looking for the right person to join us. A key part of this will be understanding and believing in our core values of Excellence as Standard. Teamwork and collaboration are vital to our success and we want to ensure that anyone joining us share these beliefs.


This highly attractive opportunity offers significant flexibility regarding working patterns. Applicants should note that the Clerk to the LGBs will involve some working outside of the school day due to meetings usually starting at 1700/1730. Flexible working arrangements can be discussed.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with a proven record of building strong relationships and credibility at senior level. They will have GCSE English and Maths grades A-C or equivalent, excellent IT and written skills and experience of working within a senior administration role. Ideally the candidate will have a mixed skill set and be looking to work within an educational organisation that will provide significant opportunities to give back to society and improve the life chances for local children.

The Trust office is based at Loose Primary School. Meetings are held at all schools in the trust and the successful candidate(s) will be responsible for travel to these locations for which travel expenses will be paid where appropriate. The roles have the potential to grow with the trust in the future and this can be discussed at interview.

Information about the federation

Our trust was born out of a genuine desire to secure outstanding provision for all children. The word ‘partnership’ was chosen deliberately as our vision is for schools to work together, building on their own strengths and uniqueness to secure the very best for every child.

We are guided by a set of core principles which support everything we do.

• We are and will remain a primary led trust who understand and appreciate the uniqueness of Primary Education.

• Collaboration supports the identification of best practice and its appropriate dissemination.

• We will be led by primary specialists with experience of leading successfully within the primary sector.

• Excellent academic standards of education will be secured by building on the strong values and ethos in which children are educated within each school.

• Our curriculum, rich with the knowledge and skills that children need will also celebrate sport and the arts, supporting children’s aspirations. Every child’s time at school will be a positive experience and something they will remember fondly for the rest of their lives.

• Our school improvement model is designed to retain expertise within the trust, providing bespoke and timely support as required.

• We invest in our staff by providing high quality professional development to support them in securing the very best provision for our children. We build capacity and will offer opportunities internally where appropriate to encourage staff retention.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mark Chatley
  • Address:Coppice Primary Partnership,
    Loose Road,
    Maidstone,
    Kent,
    ME15 9UW
  • Telephone: 01622743549
  • Email: markchatley@coppicepp.org

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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.