Head of Governance Services, Salford

Closing date:

Apprenticeships at Salford City College - Frontier HouseSalford

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Starting salary circa £45k per annum pro rata
Contract term: Permanent

Our vision is to become a beacon of educational excellence, transforming the lives of the individuals and communities we serve

Head of Governance Services 

Reference Number: SCCG1906A

Salary: Starting salary circa £45k per annum pro rata

Advert Closing Date: Sunday 16th June 2019

Interview Date: Friday 28th June 2019

Location: Based at Pendleton College, Salford, 

With required travel to other SCC Group sites.

Contract Type: Permanent  

Hours per Week: 0.6fte (3 Days)

There will be some flexibility because of the schedule of meetings, but an office presence will be required for the equivalent of 2 days per week.

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 Head of Governance Services / Clerk to the Corporation. 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:      http://www.salfordcc.ac.uk/about-us/governance/. 

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 HR@salfordcc.ac.uk 

Reason to Join Us: 

·A range of developmental & career opportunities

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

·Staff Benefits Package with the best discounts and fabulous savings from high-street retailers, holidays and cinemas

·Various health & wellbeing benefits including discounted gym memberships, confidential staff counselling via CareFirst and health cash plans

·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. 



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Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16+ years
Address: Frontier House, Merchants Quay, Salford Quays, Salford, Manchester, M50 3SR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 161 631 5010
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