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Clerk - Part-time

Groombridge St Thomas School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC845-3332-13S
  • Posted:20/03/2024
  • Pay:Single Status Pay Scale
  • Start Date:01/09/2024
  • App Close Date:01/05/2024 at 16:00
  • Interviews:07/05/2024



The best thing about working here is the team spirit and everyone working together towards a common goal.

Do you believe that the schools in East Sussex deserve the best possible support to deliver an excellent education for all children and young people? If so, then you would be well suited to working as a Clerk to the Governors at Groombridge St Thomas CE School.

The purpose of this role is to keep the Groombridge St Thomas  governing board running smoothly through efficient administration and the ability to offer timely advice. You will offer vital support to our governors to ensure that that can fulfil their statutory responsibilities. You will work closely with the school leadership team to ensure that records are well maintained. You will minute governing board meetings and any appropriate committee meetings as well as clerking panels that might be convened. You will work independently to research policies and procedures that will be critical for the board to follow.

 We are looking for candidates who:

 Can take accurate minutes and maintain efficient record keeping systems.

  • Have good attention to detail.
  • Have the ability and willingness to work individually using their own initiative.
  • Have experience of writing agendas and servicing meetings.
  • Have a willingness to work at times convenient to the governing board including evening meetings.


To apply for this role please download an application pack from the school website https://www.groombridgest-thomas.e-sussex.sch.uk/  When completing your application be sure to address how you meet the criteria as advertised drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education, or personal interests.

School Governance is an integral part of the East Sussex strategy to ensure that schools in East Sussex are successful and that children and young people can learn in safe, creative and supportive spaces. This role is essential to this strand of our work.

Groombridge St Thomas is committed to safeguarding and child protection. The successful candidate will be subject to Child Protection/DBS checks and professional references.



Salary: Single Status Grade 7 £26,539 pro rata, 143 hours per annum 


Information about the school

Groombridge St Thomas is a one form entry primary school situated just inside East Sussex, on the Kent/East Sussex border and a few miles from Tunbridge Wells. We are a happy school with positive, friendly, highly motivated and hardworking pupils and staff. Our school enjoys strong partnerships with parents, governors and the local community providing a creative, broad and balanced curriculum. We offer a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs.

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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 Education.