Clerk to the Board of Trustees (Term-time), Woking, Surrey

Closing date:

Woking CollegeWoking, Surrey

Date posted:
Start date: 27 August 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £11,000 per annum, term-time only
Contract term: Permanent

The Role

Woking College is one of the top performing Sixth Form Colleges in the country, providing high quality education for over 1,400 students but drawing students from 64 different schools.

The College converted to a Single Academy Trust on 1 September 2017.  The Board of Trustees works very closely with the Principal and Senior Leadership Team, providing support and challenge, and sharing in the life of the college.  The Board are seeking a clerk to support them in their work in place of the current clerk who is leaving after 15 years at the College.

Board meetings are generally held at College on weekdays in the early evening.   There are approximately 12 Board and Committee meetings per academic year in addition to one General Meeting of the Trust.  In addition, the clerk may be required to clerk other governor panel meetings or additional meetings, such as interview panels for prospective Trustees or the occasional Appeal Hearing.

The successful candidate will be contracted to 12 hours per week for time spent preparing for, attending and following up meetings. These hours may vary on a week to week basis but on average will work out to be 12 hours per week during term-time only. A commitment to attending all meetings is essential and non-negotiable. 

The post-holder should be able to work independently with minimal supervision but with open and on-going consultation with the Principal and Chair of Trustees. The post-holder will report directly to the Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Training:  Training will be provided for the successful candidate in order to ensure they have all the skills to carry out the role effectively.

Application Information:

Hours: 12 hours per week, term-time only (39 weeks per year).  See information above regarding evening meetings

Salary:   The salary for this role will be £11,000 per annum.  

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 15 July 2019.

Interviews: to be held mid-August 2019, exact date to be confirmed.

Start date: 27 August 2019

To Apply:  

Please download the Clerk to the Board of Trustees Application Pack and click the Apply Now button to access the Application Form (CVs will not be accepted on their own).  

For further information or to return a completed Application Form, please contact:      

Kirsty Crook, Personnel Officer:  email:  direct telno: 01483 227438  Woking College, Rydens Way, Woking, GU22 9DL.   Reception telno: 01483 761036  Website:

Important information:

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointed staff will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. The College is committed to equal opportunities.

The College encourages all candidates to be familiar with Section 1 of the DfE paper on “Keeping Children Safe in Education” September 2018 and the College's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. These documents can be found on the College's Staff Vacancies page, and Policies page.

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the College asks candidates to consider Woking College's Privacy Notice for Job Applicants, which can be found on the Staff Vacancies page of the College’s website. 

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More about Woking College
Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Rydens Way, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9DL, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1483 761036
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