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Clerk (Gravesend & Northfleet) - Part-time

Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership

  • Ref:KCC-F14-22-S
  • Posted:18/11/2019
  • Pay:KR5
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:08/12/2019 at 16:00
  • Interviews:TBC


The Trust currently comprises of 24 academies, 19 primary and 5 secondary.  The Trust are seeking an experienced Clerk to assist two Governing Bodies.  One Governing Body which supports an Academy in Gravesend and another Governing Body which supports an Academy in Northfleet.     

Our ideal candidate will be a skilled administrator who is used to organising meetings and booking venues, preparing agendas and meeting materials prior to meetings and following up on actions (matters arising).  The candidate will providce support and advice to governors, take and circulate minutes following meetings. 

The successful candidate will work closely with the Clerk to the Trust Board and Company Secretary to ensure that all aspects of governance are effective and that they provide support in an efficient and competent manner through their Clerking role to the Governing Body.  Main duties will include circulating documents, arrangnig meetings, attending meetings and taking minutes.

The role is home-based and on a part-time basis.  We are looking for someone who can commit to approximately 1 day per week term time to fulfilling the role as well as attending the meetings at the Academy as required. 

Governing Body meetings are held up to 6 times per annum for each Academy and there will be a requirement to attend Committee Meetings also at each Academy.  

Clerks will be expected to travel between the two academies to attend meetings and therefore access to a car is essential.  Mileage can be claimed for separately.

For more information, please contact the Governance Team in the Trust Office (01622 232662).


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:Rachel Bushell
  • Address:Barham Court,
    ME18 5BZ
  • Telephone: 01622 232662
  • Email: rbushell@kcsp.org.uk



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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.