Clerk to the Corporation

Bishop Auckland College is seeking to appoint a meticulous, well-organised and responsive individual to the role of Clerk to Corporation.

Job Reference:
Bishop Auckland Campus
Closing Date:
24 June 2021
Salary scale fixed point 37 (£35,318.92 pro rata)
11 hours per week
Permanent Position

Bishop Auckland College is seeking to appoint a meticulous, well-organised and responsive individual to the role of Clerk to Corporation.

This is a stand-alone position that reports directly into the Chair of the Corporation. The main purpose of this role is to provide independent advice, guidance and support to the Corporate Board on a range of matters regarding the operation of its powers; procedural matters; the conduct of its business and matters of governance practice.

The successful candidate will be responsible for administrative activities such as meeting planning, developing Board agendas, and producing minutes and action plans, whilst also liaising directly with senior staff members and members of the Corporation on a range of regulatory and constitutional issues.

It is essential that applicants have a minimum of a level 3 qualification in a relevant area, relevant governance qualification or be willing to complete this within 2 years of appointment and have relevant professional experience in a comparable role. Applicants will also be reliable, be able to work flexible hours and be available for all Corporation and Committee meetings and events.

All successful candidates will have excellent minute-taking and advanced IT skills and be adept at building relationships at all levels in order to facilitate desired outcomes. Ideally you will have a good understanding of the legal and policy framework within which a further education college operates and be able to advise colleagues with knowledge and confidence. Ideally candidates will be a member of the Chartered Governance Institute.

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HR Department
Bishop Auckland College
Bishop Auckland Campus
Woodhouse Lane
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 6JZ

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Bishop Auckland College is committed to the safeguarding and the welfare of all learners and any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS disclosure. All teaching staff will be required to register with the Institute for Learning.