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Clerk To The Governors - Part-time

The Ifield School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-7039-252S
  • Posted:10/09/2019
  • Pay:Kent Scheme 6/7 (£20,222-£25,112) pro-rata
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:24/09/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:8th October 2019


We are seeking to appoint an experienced,enthusiastic, self-motivated and skilled individual to join our busy administration team to fulfil the role of Clerk to the Governors for 10 hours per week, term-time only (working hours to be discussed). The successful candidate will need to be educated to A level standard or equivalent and possess sound knowledge of Microsoft Office and SIMS.net. This post will be paid on the Kent Scheme pay range 6/7 (£20,222-£25,112), pro rata, depending on experience and qualifications.


The post holder’s primary responsibility will be to take on the role of Clerk to the Governors and to support the Governing Body and Executive Headteacher in all aspects of this role including liaising with the Chair of Governors and Executive Headteacher to set agendas, clerk meetings, record and produce accurate minutes and ensure statutory policies are in place. They will also be responsible for supporting the Leadership team in the day to day administration of the school including policy management, child protection and exclusions.


The successful candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to handle confidential issues with discretion and awareness of Data Protection. They will also need to be able to work under pressure and use their own initiative.They must also be flexible with working arrangements to ensure attendance at all governor meetings. These usually take place between 4.30pm and 6.30pm on approximately fourteen occasions per year. If necessary, overtime will be paid at the appropriate rate. Extra hours may also be available to support the administration team on an adhoc basis.


Previous experience in an education background is desirable but candidates with experience in a legal background may also be suitable. A flexible nature and attention to detail is paramount and a professional attitude is essential.


Informal visits to the school are welcome. Please contact Carole Rough, Director of Finance and Resources, in order to discuss the post and obtain further details.

Information about the school

Ifield is a Foundation District Special School for pupils with profound, severe and complex learning needs and communication and interaction difficulties from age four to nineteen. We have a dynamic and innovative staff who work closely with pupils to create an ethos of care, respect and success. Inclusion is one of our priorities and this is achieved through our outreach, resources and training centre, Ifield SMILE.

In May 2018 Ofsted judged Ifield as an Outstanding school.

Ifield was designated a National Teaching School in September 2014 and is committed to the development of the Thames Teaching Alliance.

Ifield School is one of the founding members of KSENT, a Co-operative Trust for Kent Special Schools.

In September 2015, Ifield School federated with Kings Farm Primary School under one Governing Body known as the Cedar Federation.

Ifield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Abigail Birch
  • Address:Cedar Avenue, Gravesend , Kent, DA12 5JT
  • Telephone: 01474 365485
  • Email: ifieldschool@aol.com

Fax: 01474 569744


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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.