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Governance Clerk Kent - Term Time

Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership

  • Ref:KCC-F14-48-S
  • Posted:05/12/2023
  • Pay:KR5 £22,595 (fte)
  • Start Date:In agreement
  • App Close Date:30/04/2024 at 17:00
  • Interviews:TBC


KCSP is currently going through a period of growth and we are recruiting with this in mind.

The Clerk role is home based, with a requirement for travel to attend meetings when required. There are six evening meetings throughout the academic year per school.  The role is a term time, part time role, with negotiable hours. The role provides a service to school focused committees, supported by the Trust central governance team and reports to the Director of Governance. The main purpose of the Clerk is to provide advice to the Committee on governance, constitutional and procedural matters.

Committee’s may require advice in regard to exercising their delegated responsibilities and the Clerk should;

  • Provide effective administrative support to the Committee;
  • Ensure that the Committee is properly constituted;
  • Manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements

The Clerk will report to the Director of Governance of the Trust.

Role Purpose

The Clerk to the Committee will;

  • Provide advice to the Committee
  • Act as the first point of contact for Governors with queries on procedural matters;
  • Advise the Committee on governance legislation and procedural matters where necessary before, during and after meetings;
  • where necessary seek advice and guidance from the governance team on behalf of the Committee;
  • Inform the Committee of any changes to its responsibilities as a result of a change in requirements from the Trust or changes in relevant legislation;
  • Advise on requirements regarding statutory policies and ensure appropriate reviews by the Committee are undertaken timeously;
  • Formulate and maintain an annual calendar of meetings and forward-looking agenda;
  • Assist with the onboarding of new Governors and ensure mandatory requirements for being a Governor are met;
  • Assist with the recruitment of Governors, including liaising with the governance team;
  • Maintain accurate database of information for Governors.
  • Provide administration of meetings
  • Using the forward looking agenda, prepare a focused agenda for Committee meetings in conjunction with the Chair and school leader;
  • Liaise with those individuals preparing papers to ensure that they are available on time and distribute the agenda and papers as required by the Terms of Reference;
  • Ensure meetings are quorate;
  • Record accurate minutes including the attendance of Governors at meetings (and any apologies). Take appropriate action in relation to absences, including advising absent Governors of the date of the next meeting;
  • Review and co-ordinate matters arising and ensure accurate tracking of actions to completion.

In order to perform this role well, a Clerk is expected to;

  • Attend induction training, Clerk briefings and regular relevant training;
  • Attend meetings and read all meeting materials ahead of the meeting;
  • Behave in a professional manner, as set down in the Code of Conduct, including acting in strict confidence.
  • Act as the key link between the Chair of Governors and the governance team.

Information about the trust

Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is a Multi Academy Trust of 26 Catholic schools in Kent, 21 Primary and 5 Secondary, all of which are part of the Archdiocese of Southwark. We strive together to ensure that our schools will offer an ambitious education and curriculum for all, with a firm focus on the provision of excellent teaching and learning to ensure that the potential of each and every one of our children and young people in our schools is fulfilled; whatever their need.

We work together in a partnership which is willing to share outstanding expertise, offers support and challenge when needed, supports wellbeing effectively and which keeps everyone in our school communities safe.

Offers of employment will be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check and section 128 check.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Main KCSP Office
  • Address:Barham Court,
    ME18 5BZ
  • Telephone: 01622 232662
  • Email: office@kcsp.org.uk


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 Education.