Clerk to Governors, Crawley, West Sussex

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Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary SchoolCrawley, West Sussex

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Start date: as soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £10.27 per hour
Contract term: Permanent

Role:  Clerk to Governors  

Pay Range: WSCC Grade 4 Points 14 to 16 with opportunity for enhancement for a suitable candidate  

Actual Salary: Hourly rate of £10.27 with opportunity for enhancement for a suitable candidate

Hours of Work: Currently estimated at 454 hours per annum  

Contract Type: Permanent  

Required:  as soon as possible  

Closes: 9am Thursday 15th November 2018  

Interview Date: Tuesday 20th November 2018  

We are looking for Clerk to our Governing Body to join us as soon as possible. Applicants should be enthusiastic and dedicated in supporting our Governing Body. We are interested in hearing from those that are able to build positive working relationships with governors, the Headteacher and members of the school staff together with the Diocese of Chichester and West Sussex County Council. 

Duties will include providing advice to governors on governance, constitution and procedural matters combined with providing effective administrative support to the governing body and its committees. This is a salaried post and the successful candidate, whilst a member of school staff, has the opportunity to adapt working hours outside of formal meetings to suit personal circumstances. Currently, the meetings that require support take place in the early evening.

Applicants should evidence how the meet the requirements of the Job Description and Person Specification and must be willing to undertake all relevant training required to meet the needs of the post. A full training programme is offered together with support from Diocese, Local Authority, National Governors Association and DfE. 

This is an excellent Church of England Voluntary Aided 11-18 mixed Comprehensive School where we pride ourselves in the pastoral care and development of all students. We have a clear vision of how to further improve standards, and so this is an unmissable opportunity for candidates wishing to be part of vision and ethos of the school. 

The preferred method of communication in connection with this vacancy is by email. This is how invitations to interview will be sent. Please ensure that you check your emails and junk or spam folders on a regular basis.  

Application forms and details about the post are attached. Please visit the school website for additional information. ( All enquiries and completed applications should be sent to HR ( by the closing date. 

NB: The closing date and interview date is a guide only. We may review applications as they are received and call those shortlisted for immediate interview.  An early application is advised, as once we have appointed, we will close the recruitment process. T

The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we cooperate with other agencies and initiatives at local and national level. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Any successful job applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring service check (formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau check) at an enhanced level, in line with all schools across West Sussex. Disclosures include details of cautions, reprimands or final warning as well as convictions, spent or unspent.

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More about Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Buckswood Drive, Gossops Green, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 8JE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1293 423690
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Welcome to the Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School. We are a Voluntary Aided Church school with a rich history and a reputation for excellence.  

The school was opened in 1969 by the Queen and is believed to be the first purpose buil...