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We require a highly organised, self-motivated and suitably experienced person for the post of Clerk to the Governing Body. The successful candidate will possess excellent organisational, communication and ICT skills and maintain confidentiality at all times.

The Clerk will:
• Ensure the smooth running of the Local Governing Body and prepare meeting agenda papers;
• Take accurate minutes at meetings and distribute within the agreed timescale;
• Give procedural and legislative advice to the Local Governing Body; and
• Maintain and develop their own knowledge and skill base through CPD.

Attendance will be required at Governors' meetings, which are generally held in the evening and a minimum of 10 hours per week is required for the post. Salary is payable at an hourly rate of £12 per hour.

A proven track record within administration is essential; experience of a school environment is desirable.

Closing date 4.30pm on 28th September 2021

Completed application forms should be sent to Mrs L O'Neill (

St John’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful candidates will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance checks.  We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

School Crossing Patrol Vacancy

On behalf of St John’s, Kent County Council are seeking to employ a School Crossing Patrol on Old Road East.

Details for this vacancy are shown below and the online advert, job description and contact information can be found here.

The closing date for applications to KCC is 6th October 2021.

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£18,425 pro-rata (£4,173.45 for 10 hrs/week), term time only, 38 working weeks per annum

Contract Type:

Permanent Term Time

Contract Duration:


Working Hours:

10 hours per week


St John's Comprehensive, Gravesend

Main Responsibilities:

Kent County Council School Crossing Patrol Service currently has a large team of dedicated community-minded men and women carrying out the important role of ensuring the safety of children on the way to and from school.

We are keen to hear from those members of the community who can demonstrate traffic awareness, a sense of responsibility and are keen to show dedication and commitment in carrying out a very important job to make the roads of Kent safer for children. The job involves working for approximately an hour in the morning and afternoon. This role maybe suitable for appropriate job-sharing arrangements e.g. mornings/afternoons

A uniform is provided to protect you against the elements. Some basic IT skills and personal email address are required.

Job Purpose: To ensure the safe passage of school children and other pedestrians who are accompanying them at specific sites, in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1981.

Role Responsibilities:

Safety: To operate the school crossing patrol point in a safe manner, identifying hazards and the risks they present to children, carers and drivers, maintaining an awareness of traffic movement and speed in order to stop vehicles safely when required and using control measures to ensure safety of all road users.

Customers: To maintain appropriate relationships with children, in order to control the movement of groups of children at the crossing point, ensuring their personal safety.

Reliability: Maintain excellent standard of timekeeping to ensure that the crossing point is always covered at the required times.

Information: Report incidents occurring whilst on duty to the Safer Mobility Team.

Maintain accurate records of working time and absences.

This position is at St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School and required as soon as possible. The Road Crossing Patrol will be working 10 hours for 38 weeks per year.

The successful applicant will be paid within Kent Scheme Grade KR3, which is £18,425 for a full-time appointment; pro rata £4,105/year for part-time hours (£9.55/hour).

KCC and St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Interviews will be held on line during October 2021.

Previous applicants for SCP positions need not apply.