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Clerk to Governors - Part-time

Bridge & Patrixbourne CEP School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-3122-95S
  • Posted:01/10/2021
  • Pay:To be discussed at interview
  • Start Date:January 2022
  • App Close Date:31/10/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:November 2021


We are looking for a highly skilled and organised self-employed clerk for our governing body.

As clerk to the governing body of Bridge and Patrixbourne CEP School, you will be responsible for providing procedural and legislative advice and will ensure that clear governance structures with defined remits are in place. As a professional clerk, you must have a clear understanding of the issues that governing bodies face and be able to provide advice in and outside meetings, to ensure the governing body works in accordance with the legal framework. In addition, you will organise meetings, create agendas and produce true and accurate records of the meetings in the minutes.

The hours – up to 120 per year - are part-time, term time only, with some meetings during the school day and others after school. Hours may vary in each term dependent on the needs of the governing body.

You must be able to travel to Bridge and Patrixbourne CEP School at times that are convenient to the governing body. This includes approximately 6 after school meetings through the year and approximately 4 in school meetings.

We can offer you:

  • a caring and welcoming church school community
  • a committed staff team
  • supportive staff, governors and parent/carers
  • happy, enthusiastic and motivated children that enjoy school
  • personalised professional support and training for further career development

Please contact Mrs Jessicca Haigh (School Business Manager) to arrange a visit or for further details. For more information about the school visit our website at www.bridge.kent.sch.uk

Please apply by completing the Kent Online application form.

References will be requested for all candidates shortlisted and prior to interview.

The school is committed to child protection/safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this duty of care. Offers of employment are subject to an enhanced DSB (Disclosure and Barring Service) and other employment checks.

The school is committed to Equality and Diversity in employment practice and delivery.


Information about the school

Bridge and Patrixbourne Church of England Primary School is a welcoming and nurturing community which promotes creativity (developing our gifts), excellence (being the best we can be) and resilience (learning from our experiences). The school provides opportunities for everyone to flourish and grow within the love of God.

Our semi-rural location, approximately 3 miles from Canterbury, means that we benefit from beautiful natural surroundings which enhance our school curriculum offer. The school prides itself on the opportunities we provide the children in music, art and sports as well as high attainment and achievement in our development of the whole child.

The school also has strong links with the local church and the children are taught our Christian Values of compassion, trust, generosity, forgiveness and service. All children, staff, parents and governors display these values in the way that they interact and behave towards each other.

For more information please visit the school website: www.bridge.kent.sch.uk

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jessica Haigh
  • Address:Conyngham Lane, Bridge, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 5JX
  • Telephone: (01227) 830276
  • Email: office@bridge.kent.sch.uk
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).