School Governor

Kent
Part-time
09 Dec
Non-remunerated

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Governing Body at King’s School, Rochester. Governors are responsible for the strategic direction and vision of the school and overseeing financial performance. King’s School Governors are truly at the heart of everything we do.

King’s is a co-educational, independent school with 660 pupils between the ages of 3 – 18, including 50 boarders. It is formed of a Nursery/Pre-Preparatory School, a Preparatory School and a Senior School. The school has a long and impressive heritage, having been founded in 604 AD and has strong links with Rochester Cathedral. The Bishop is the Patron and the Dean and Chapter form part of the Governing Body.

Following the recruitment of a new Chair of Governors we are seeking dynamic and motivated individuals to expand the existing Governing Body. We are seeking applications from high-calibre professionals from all backgrounds, but particularly welcome applicants with strong strategic experience in financial services, insurance, legal, property/operations management, architecture and engineering. Candidates with experience working in the education, community or charitable sectors, or with children and young people or SEND are also encouraged to apply.

The role is non-remunerated, but expenses will be paid. The role will require a commitment of around ten days a year which will include attending Governors Meetings, serving on one of the Sub-Committees and attending training and development opportunities. There will also be an opportunity to be an active member of the King’s community and attend school events throughout the year.

For further information about this opportunity and to apply, please submit a letter of interest and an up-to-date curriculum vitae via email to the Clerk to the Governors at: recruitment@kings-rochester.co.uk

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

King’s Rochester is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

All disabled applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the job as set out in the job description and person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

King’s Rochester is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and fulfils all its responsibilities under current Child Protection and Safeguarding legislation in accordance with good practice in the care of young people, especially those living away from home. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Candidates will be expected to undergo Child Protection screening appropriate to the post including Disclosure and Barring Service checks and allow checks on their background and identity including checks with past employers and suitable referees.

The appointment will be conditions upon successful outcomes of these checks and also on a successful Enhanced DBS and Children’s Barred List check.

The School has a legal responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the legal right to live and work in the UK. Therefore, you will need to provide original documents verifying that you are eligible to work in the UK to the interview. Details of these will be provided in the invitation to interview.

King's School Rochester is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18.

  • Kent
  • Part-time
  • 09 December 2022
  • Non-remunerated

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King's School Rochester

Satis House, Boley Hill, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1TE

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