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Clerk To The Governors - Part-time

Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-4534-101S
  • Posted:21/11/2019
  • Pay:KR7
  • Start Date:January 2020
  • App Close Date:06/12/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, self-motivated and skilled individual to fulfil the role of Clerk to the Governors for the equivalent of 10 hours per week, term-time only (working hours can be flexible). The successful candidate will need to be educated to A level standard or equivalent and possess sound administration skills and experienced at taking minutes. This post will be paid on the Kent Scheme pay range 7 £11.50 per hour (pro rata to £22,182).

The post holder’s responsibility will be to take on the role of Clerk to the Governors and to support the Governing Body and Headteacher in all aspects of this role including liaising with the Chair of Governors and Committees to set agendas, collate information for meetings, clerk meetings, record and produce accurate minutes.

The successful candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to handle confidential issues with discretion. They will also need to be able to work under pressure and use their own initiative. A flexible nature and attention to detail is paramount and a professional attitude is essential. They must also be flexible with working arrangements to ensure attendance at all governor meetings. These usually take place between 5.30/6.00pm and 8.00pm on approximately sixteen occasions per year. If necessary, additional hours worked will be paid.

Previous experience in an education background is desirable but candidates with experience in a legal background may also be suitable. The successful candidate will be expected to either hold the Level 3 accreditation in Clerking of School Governing Boards or be willing to study for the qualification.

Informal visits to the school are welcome. Please contact Elaine Wall, H.R. Manager via email – ewall@langton.kent.sch.uk

Information about the school

Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School is a highly respected selective Voluntary Controlled Girls’ Grammar School that places students’ academic success on a par with their wellbeing, creating a unique learning community where every individual matters. Students attending the school are aged between 11-18 years and the school has a student roll of about 1,100 students (with approx. 260 pupils in our mixed Sixth Form).

Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application via the Disclosure & Barring Service and a check against the ISA Barred list for children.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Elaine Wall
  • Address:Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3EW
  • Telephone: (01227) 463711
  • Email: ewall@langton.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01227) 458363


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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.