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Clerk to Governing Body - Casual

Chilmington Green School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC887-3794378-22S
  • Posted:21/09/2023
  • Pay:£12 to £15 per hour (depending on experience)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:08/12/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:Ongoing

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United Learning are delighted to be opening a new school in Ashford. Chilmington Green School will be a brand new secondary school opening in September 2023 with its first cohort of 120 Year 7 students. At capacity, the school will be a six-form entry, co-educational, non-selective secondary with a 240 place 6th form. The school will build on United Learning’s successful track record locally and nationally, providing an excellent secondary education for local children. 

We are currently looking for excellent, highly-motivated staff, with the vision and aspiration to be a part of a school from its opening through to its first A-level results day; bringing to life the United Learning ethos of the Best in Everyone through a curriculum, culture, environment, and structure that provides an exceptional educational offer for local young people.  

As a new school, we are now recruiting support staff and the successful candidates will work as part of a small, close knit and growing team. The staff body will form a dynamic team who are supportive, friendly, and dedicated to instilling the qualities of pride, respect, and resilience in the next generation of children, preparing them for successful, fulfilling and enjoyable adult lives. Chilmington Green will work collaboratively with United Learning’s cluster of highly successful schools in the area, Wye School and Ashford School and, as a result, staff will benefit from richer and wider opportunities for continued professional development (CPD).  

We are seeking to appoint a committed, enthusiastic and highly organised Clerk to support our newly establishing school. Working closely with the Chair of the Local Governing Bodies, the main responsibility of the role is to prepare agendas, attend meetings in person and take and prepare minutes.   You will organise the meetings, undertake the administration for the Local Governing Bodies and through your knowledge of governance good practice, you will advise and guide the Chair in their role.

Induction training and ongoing advice and full support will be provided.

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Experience or relevant knowledge of working within school governance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Confident using a range of IT packages
  • Committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children and young people; willing to undergo Enhanced DBS Disclosure

Please note this role is a zero hours contract. 

Applications will be considered on receipt. Suitable candidates will be interviewed on receipt of application and Chilmington Green School reserves the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made. 

Information about the school

United Learning are delighted to have opened a new school in Ashford. Chilmington Green School is a new secondary school which opened in September 2023 with its first cohort of 120 Year 7 students. At capacity, the school will be a six-form entry, co-educational, non-selective secondary with a 240-place 6th form. We are currently looking for excellent, highly motivated staff, with the vision and aspiration to be a part of a school from its opening through to its first A-level results day; bringing to life the United Learning ethos of the Best in Everyone through a curriculum, culture, environment, and structure that provides an exceptional educational offer for local young people.

Staff will form a dynamic team who are supportive, friendly, and dedicated to instilling the qualities of pride, respect, and resilience in the next generation of children, preparing them for successful, fulfilling, and enjoyable adult lives. Chilmington Green will work collaboratively with United Learning’s cluster of highly successful schools in the area, Wye School (free school, 11-18) and Ashford School (independent, all through and boarding) and, as a result, staff will benefit from richer and wider opportunities for continued professional development (CPD).

United Learning is a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

United Learning schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. The subject specialists, Group-wide intranet, own curriculum, and online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

We are working hard to become a more diverse organisation – which is key to our commitment to bringing out the best in everyone. We welcome applications from everyone committed to this ethos and would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in the Group as a whole. We always appoint on merit, and we are open to discussing flexible working options.

United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online check.

Here at United Learning, we are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued and appreciated. Because we are a group, we can reward you better than any school could alone, and this includes your employee benefits.

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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.