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Clerk to Local Governing Body - Part-time

Tenax Schools Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F69-11-S
  • Posted:15/09/2023
  • Pay:£11.77ph - £12.08ph
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:27/09/2023 at 23:30
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking for a capable and well-organised administrator to provide clerking support to our Local Governing Body (LGB). Up to four posts are available. Hours allocated per school, please see job descriptions for more details.

The role is well suited to individuals looking for flexible work as either a part-time role or alongside other existing commitments.  We will provide full training, including an induction programme and mentor as well as ongoing networking and development opportunities and a great range of benefits including membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

The role is also suitable for those returning to work after a break to make the most of your skills and experience.

This is an attractive role for someone who would like to play a vital and worthwhile role in our mission to achieve better outcomes for children and young people, and to work as a valued member of a reputable and supportive team, for an organisation which respects its staff, promotes flexible working practices and has a strong Christian ethos.

Successful candidates are likely to have experience of administration and organisation and managing your own workload and deadlines, as well as being a person of integrity and able to maintain confidentiality and with strong written and oral communication skills. An empathy to the aims and ethos of the school is important to us too.  Training and professional development will be provided on the specific duties and functions of a clerk for the Tenax Schools Trust. We are very keen to hear from applicants who believe they are, in broad terms, a ‘good fit’ for the role as described.

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 Sir 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.