Clerk to the Governing Body, Salford

Closing date:

Salford City CollegeSalford

Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: A pro rata (0.54fte) of circa £45,000 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Clerk to the Governing Body

Reference Number: SCC181993

Salary: Starting salary circa £45k per annum 

(Actual salary will be a pro rata amount) 

Advert Closing Date: Midnight on Friday 22nd February 2019

Interview Date: Monday 4 March 2019

Location: Based at Pendleton College, Salford,

With required travel to other SCC Group sites.

 Contract Type: Permanent  

Hours per Week: 20 Hours (0.54fte)

SCC Group is currently going through an exciting period of development designed to deliver its vision for the future. The Group consists of five Colleges: Eccles Sixth Form College; Pendleton Sixth Form College; FutureSkills@MediaCityUK; CitySkills; and Worsley College. Between them these colleges provide a wide range of post-16 education and training, including A Level study programmes; 16-19 vocational programmes; vocational courses for adults; Higher Education provision; apprenticeships; and community learning. 

With a focus on delivering a first class service to the Governing body, the College is now seeking to recruit a highly effective and self-motivated Clerk. The role and the responsibilities of this post are set out in statute and guidance. In practice the role is gaining in status, and increasing in importance in helping ensure excellence in college governance. The post holder will work closely with the Chair of the Governing Body and the Principal, and will be called on to provide sound professional advice, based on ethical and legal principles, with regard to all matters pertaining to governance, including constitutional and procedural matters. 

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational, interpersonal, and communication skills, and will have the ability to work at a fast pace across a variety of different tasks. He/she will have a well-developed work ethic, subscribe to the Nolan Principles in public life, and have a positive outlook. It is essential that the post holder is able to work independently, and also flexibly, since meetings are often held in the evening, and at the different Colleges. He/she will have sound judgement and appropriate experience at a senior level in order to offer professional advice to the Chair and Governing Body, whilst working effectively with the Principal and other senior leaders. The post holder must be prepared to undertake any necessary continuing professional development in order to remain up-to-date with developments in the Further Education sector. To be considered for this professional role, you must have several years’ experience of working or advising at board level. Whilst not essential, an understanding/knowledge of the Further Education legal framework would be desirable. 

For further information about our Governing Body please visit: 

If you would like an informal discussion with the Chair of Governors regarding the role, please email the interim Clerk, Rodney Fisher, who will make arrangements for a telephone conversation

About Us

To apply for this job, please complete the registration and online application form via our website.

 For more information, please visit our website and twitter or if you have any queries regarding this vacancy please email 

 Reason to Join Us: 

• A range of developmental & career opportunities

• A number of optional Salary Sacrifice Schemes including IT Equipment, Childcare Vouchers & Bikes

• Staff Discounts – including and NUS Extra

• Various health & wellbeing benefits including discounted gym memberships & access to confidential counselling via CareFirst

• Family Friendly & Flexible Working Policies

Commitment to Safeguarding 

As part of our safeguarding commitment we undertake DBS checks as part of our pre-employment procedures on all potential new employees. Appointees will be required to pay for their own DBS checks where applicable to the post. 

Job location

More about Salford City College
Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16+ years
Address: Head Office, Frontier House, Merchant Quay, Salford, M50 3SR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 631 5010
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