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Clerk to the Governors - Part-time

Brabourne CEP School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3136-46S
  • Posted:20/01/2022
  • Pay:KR8
  • Start Date:February 2022
  • App Close Date:21/01/2022 at 21:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Brabourne CEP School Governing Board need to recruit a Clerk. This is a part time job, requiring only about 12 hours every term (72 hours per year), but is a professional role, the only paid position on the Governing Board. The Clerk co-ordinates the preparation of Governing Board meeting agendas and then takes the minutes of meetings. They also advise the Board on their duties.

The formal description of the role is that the Clerk needs to:

  • Provide professional advice to the governing board on governance, constitutional and procedural matters.
  • Provide effective administrative support to the governing board including minute taking and convening meetings.
  • Ensure the governing board is properly constituted.
  • Manage all governing board information effectively in accordance with legal requirements.
  • Provide support to the governing board in order to meet all of its statutory duties.

In order to fulfil these duties, the clerk will be expected to undertake (and maintain) the relevant training, with the costs covered by the school. Training is provided by KCC – and the initial training is on a one-to-one basis.

The successful applicant will be well organised, able to be work with a variety of people and keen to learn new skills. Experience in setting agendas and taking minutes or working in an educational setting are definite benefits but not essential although good written English is important. A key attribute is the self-confidence to hold governors to account and ensure they meet their legal obligations. Much of what a clerk does is also independent work – attending training, preparing for meetings, chasing governors – so the ability to work independently without direct supervision is very important.

Many clerks work for several schools so there is plenty of flexibility to build up additional hours or to work alongside another job. Meetings are held during the evening (six times a year) but preparation can be done at times to suit the applicant. We’re a well-organised and friendly board with a positive working environment and with connections to other boards and clerks for support and advice.

Pay for clerks is on the school scale KR8 with a clerk with no previous experience starting at the bottom end of the scale. This would work out at approximately £1250 per annum for six governing board meetings plus two hours holiday allowance per meeting. Additional meetings would be paid on an ad hoc basis at the same rate (but are very rarely required). A DBS check would be required for the role.

If you’d like to know more about the role, please do get in touch via the school (email address office@brabourne.kent.sch.uk or telephone 01303 813276).  Please apply via Kent teach where you may also attach a CV and a covering letter outlining why you’re interested in becoming our new clerk and what you think you would bring to the role.

Information about the school

Our small village school is located between Ashford and Folkestone with stunning views of the Kent Downs. We have a total number of pupils of 105 children divided into four classes. We have high standards; dedicated staff; supportive parent community and most important of all, children who love coming to school.

We educate, encourage and inspire our children to develop a love of learning for now and forever. We provide stimulating and challenging experiences; teaching them Christian values and meeting their individual needs in our small, nurturing environment. (Our mission statement)

“You are passionately committed to ensuring that every pupil has something they can be proud of and fantastic in. This vision drives the ethos of the school and creates a happy, harmonious place where pupils thrive”. Ofsted 2018

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Job Contact Information

Fax: 01303 813276

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).