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Governor - Casual

Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership

  • Ref:KCC-F14-18-S
  • Posted:01/08/2019
  • Pay:Volunteer Role
  • Start Date:Jun 2019
  • App Close Date:01/10/2019 at 15:00
  • Interviews:ASAP


The Trust are looking for a number of Governors to join their Governing Bodies and Academy Committees.  

The role of all Governors within our Trust is an important one.  The governance structure within the Trust ensures that the lines of accountability are consistent with the Trust's legal and regulatory requirements and are guided by the Trust's shared vision, strategy and its values.

The Trust are currently looking for; 

  • Foundation Governors;
  • Co-Opted Governors;

A Governing Body or Academy Committee is made up of representatives from the Academy (staff governors), the parents (parent governors), foundation governors (appointed by the Archbishop/Education Commission) and Co-Opted Governors (individuals with specific skills sets). 

Governors should be able to work as part of team and have the ability to think strategically.   It is not always necessary for Governors to have an education background, other skills such as finance, legal, HR and general business skills can be very valuable additions to a governing body.

Volunteering as a governor is a great way to contribute to your local community, meet new people and improve the lives of local children. You will develop transferable skills and learn more about the education system whilst putting existing skills and experience to good use. Full training is available.

If you are interested in volunteering to be a Governor, you must complete an application form and will have an interview with the Company Secretary and Chair of Governors/Academy Committee. 

DBS checks will be undertaken.

Information about the trust

St Gregory’s, Margate; St Joseph’s, Broadstairs & St Mary’s, Whitstable form a Catholic primary academy cluster as part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership (KCSP), a multi-academy trust (MAT) established by the Archdiocese of Southwark for Catholic education across Kent. Currently comprised of 24 academies (19 primary and 5 secondary), the Trust is seeking to appoint an inspirational and dedicated Executive Principal from September 2020 for this three-primary cluster, due to the departure of the current post-holder.

Reporting to the Chief Executive of the Trust and Executive Governing Body (EGB) for the cluster, the Executive Principal will provide strategic Catholic leadership and inspiration for the three primaries, motivating staff and maximizing all available resources for the ‘common good’ of all children and staff. This includes the strategic planning and management of finance, staff, buildings and other resources, with a special focus on professional development and training, cultivating collegiate responses and the sharing of specialist skills and expertise. The postholder will represent the academies to the CEO, EGB and Trust Board, the Diocesan Education Commission, and to local and central government, and their agencies as necessary.

The successful applicant will bring a track record showing them to be highly motivated and innovative, able to ensure, maintain and sustain Catholic education identity, so that the learning and faith outcomes of all pupils improve continuously. Consequently, we are seeking to appoint a practicing Catholic, with the necessary desire, experience, expertise and qualification, to this role.

St Gregory’s, Margate; St Joseph’s, Broadstairs & St Mary’s, Whitstable are inclusive primary academies. Their dedicated staff, helpers and Governors work hard to ensure every child is supported and challenged to be their best.

St Gregory’s, Margate was judged ‘Good’ at its most recent denominational inspection in 2016 and also judged ‘Good’ in all areas at its recent Ofsted inspection in September 2019. St Joseph’s, Broadstairs was judged ‘Outstanding’ in their last denominational inspection in 2016 and was also judged ‘Good’ in all areas at its last Ofsted inspection in February 2017. St Mary’s, Whitstable was judged ‘Good’ in their last denominational inspection in 2016 and was also judged ‘Good’ in all areas at their most recent Ofsted inspection in April 2018.

KCSP, as the largest, single Catholic MAT in the south of England, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and requires all staff, helpers and Governors to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check and section 128 check

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Michelle Boniface
  • Address:Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership,
    Barham Court,
    ME18 5BZ
  • Telephone: 01622 232662
  • Email: mboniface@kcsp.org.uk


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.