Job Vacancy – Clerk to Local Governing Board – Part-time

Closing date: Monday 30th October 2017 at midday

Salary: £9.24 per hour

We have exciting clerking opportunities across the Tenax Schools Trust, including posts at Brenchley and Matfield Church of England Primary School, West Malling Church of England Primary School, and Bennett Memorial Diocesan School in Tunbridge Wells.

Reporting to the Clerk to the Trustees, and working closely with the school’s Headteacher and Chair of Local Governing Body, the successful candidates will play a vital role in meeting the administrative and procedural requirements of Boards and enabling efficient and effective discussion and decision making.

You will be a dedicated person of integrity, extremely well organised, flexible and be able to maintain confidentiality. Strong administration and organisation skills are essential, as is a keen eye for detail, ability to work to deadlines, and excellent written and oral communication skills. A commitment to the aims and ethos of Tenax is important. Previous experience of governance may be advantageous although training will be provided on the specific duties and functions of a clerk for the Tenax Schools Trust.

The Tenax School Trust is a successful and growing multi-academy trust. Each school within the Trust has a Local Governing Body (LGB) with delegated responsibilities, to which a clerk must be appointed to ensure its efficient functioning. We are happy to take applications separately or combined for these roles – please make it clear on your application form.

Should you wish to discuss any aspect of the post before applying, please do not hesitate to contact Catherine Dottridge, Company Secretary, by telephone: 01892 521595 or email: [email protected]. Further information about the Trust can be found at Application forms are available from Claire Isaacs, Human Resources Director: [email protected]


Tenax Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of all children and young people in our school communities and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure issued with the Trust as the employer.