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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 July 2024 at 1:36pm

  • Date listed

    28 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

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Working pattern

Part time: 16 hours per week, 40 weeks per annum

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

FTE Salary £28,598 - £32,333 per annum (actual salary £10,715.88 - £12,115.41 per annum)

What skills and experience we're looking for

About the Governors

Fourteen Governors make up the Trinity Governing Body. Ten are foundation Governors who are elected by Sevenoaks Churches Education Trust, two are parent Governors, one is a staff Governor, and we also have co-opted Governors. As a team we have a vast array of experience across many sectors ranging from education to finance. We are passionate about the ethos and values of the school and committed to providing effective support and robust challenge to Senior Leaders.

Clerk testimonial:

“It has been an absolute joy and privilege to serve the Governors. The time and commitment they dedicate to supporting the school is a real inspiration. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with them and in particular working closely with the Chair who has been a real pillar of strength throughout my time as Clerk. I wish them every success for the forthcoming year.”

About You

You will be an individual who prides themselves on attention to detail, able to take accurate minutes, prepare agendas in consultation with the Chair of Committee and Headteacher and collate & distribute papers for meetings in a timely manner. Other responsibilities will be providing advice and information to the governing body.

The successful candidate will understand the importance of strong Governance and that the Clerk plays a pivotal role. Previous secretarial, office or administrative experience is essential and school experience would be a distinct advantage. A positive attitude and calm manner with the ability to prioritise and deal with a demanding workload is vital. You will be an excellent communicator, have a professional approach and be able to deal with complex matters both face to face and in writing. Candidates will have strong MS office skills e.g. Word and be competent users of email.


What the school offers its staff

Trinity School is a popular and oversubscribed Christian Free School in Sevenoaks. We received 691 applications for 180 school places for September 2024 new student intake.

Here are all the great reasons why you should consider working at Trinity:

  • We have a strong vision and values, which influences everything we do.
  • You can expect a smooth transition to working with us. Not only will you have a dedicated mentor, but an induction programme will ensure you are fully versed in every aspect of Trinity life.
  • You will have lunch with the headteacher during the first term of being with us to find out how things are going.
  • A staff well-being champion works closely with the leadership team to ensure a manageable staff workload. Your well-being is important to us, and we continuously review our practices to ensure we are working smartly while simultaneously adding value.
  • Since our first set of GCSEs in 2018, we have improved on our P8 yearly (2018 +0.15, 2019 +0.21, 2022 +0.32 (above average), 2023 +0.22 (above average)).
  • We are a school that supports students to achieve academically and holistically.
  • We will prioritise your development and help you achieve your career aspirations. We have promoted several staff to middle and senior leadership positions and given others opportunities to progress in their career elsewhere.
  • Our parents are supportive, and many volunteer to help in various ways.
  • We have an incredible chaplaincy department that not only looks out for the welfare of students but also cares for our staff.
  • We occupy a state-of-the-art building and office, and classrooms are well resourced.
  • There is ample on-site staff parking and designated staff workrooms.
  • Good travel links to London (35 mins by train), M25 (10 mins) and we are in the heart of rural Sevenoaks.

Come and work for us and be part of our story about changing and transforming lives.

We are looking for an extremely organised, effective and flexible Clerk to the Governors to join the Trinity team reporting to the Chair of Governors. The successful candidate will also provide secretarial support for Sevenoaks Churches Educational Trust (SCET).


Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Trinity School

School type
Free School, Christian, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1149 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
01732 469111

Trinity is a growing, non-denominational Christian free school based in Sevenoaks, Kent. We are a single Academy Trust which operates under the sponsorship of 29 local churches in the Sevenoaks area. Trinity was founded in 2013 by a committed group of local people, many of whom are governors of the school. We are a 11-18, non-selective, mixed school and we attract many pupils who reach the standard to pass the 11 Plus. Half the intake have a faith reference. The sixth form was established in September 2018 and will grow to 240 students.

We moved into our brand new, state-of-the-art building in September 2016. We originally opened as a four-form entry school but are in the process of applying to become a six-form entry due to demand for places in the local area. A building expansion programme to accommodate more students has already started. At full capacity the school will eventually accommodate 1140 students.

Parents, staff and students describe the school as a truly special place to work, teach and learn. The culture is supportive, challenging and every member of the Trinity team has high standards and expectations and strives for excellence in every aspect of school life. Our vision and values permeate everything we do and this is demonstrated by our well-behaved students right through to our flourishing co-curricular programme. High quality teaching, coupled with outstanding pastoral care, ensures that our students have every opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Teachers are well supported and developed through our CPD programme. Our new, state-of-the art building has excellent, spacious facilities, well-resourced classrooms, designated staff work rooms and ample on-site staff parking.

Trinity Values
As a Christian school, we promote ‘the Trinity Way’ in all we do: Truth, Excellence, Love, Leadership and Service. We believe that in doing so, students are well-placed to grow into confident, outward focused individuals who live rewarding and purposeful lives. We hold unswervingly to a belief that every Trinity student should receive an ‘education for life in all its fullness’.

Arranging a visit to Trinity School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@trinitysevenoaks.com.

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