Director of Governance and Clerk
Permanent, 962 annualised hours (based on an average of 18.5 hours per week)
Salary £23,839.49 per annum (based on a FTE of £47,679)
Brooksby Melton College is a specialist vocational Further and Higher Education provider in Leicestershire, spread across two main campuses – one in the heart of the lively market town of Melton Mowbray and the other on an 850-acre estate at Brooksby. The College received a “Good” Ofsted judgement in 2016 and our objective is to be judged an “Outstanding” College within the next five years. As part of this journey, both our campuses have undergone a £27m redevelopment, bringing new facilities and improved environments for all our students and staff. The college has seen significant investment in practical and teaching facilities within our departments benefitting from brand new state of the art facilities. We are proud of the fact that our student achievement is the highest in the East Midlands for 16-18 year olds studying level 3 provision.
Brooksby Melton College and Stephenson College (Coalville) have agreed to merge on 31st January 2020. Both colleges strongly believe that the two colleges becoming one will better serve the future needs of our students, employers and communities. Upon the merger Brooksby Melton College will change its name to ‘The SMB Group’ with both colleges retaining their existing brands at a local level. Our ambition is to improve life chances for individuals whilst shaping the future of further education in our region.
The College is seeking a committed and enthusiastic Clerk to the Governing Body for the SMB Group who is resilient, confident and shows great initiative. The successful applicant will need to have a flexible approach to time.
The total number of hours required is 962 per year (based on an average of 18.5 per week)
Clerks play a vital role in organising governing body meetings and recording accurate minutes, whilst advising on changes in relevant legislation, policy and governance issues. You will provide professional support to our governing body to enable them to maximise the performance of the College and support the progress of our students.
You will need to be able to work under your own initiative, manage deadlines, update and keep accurate written and electronic records. The ability to remain impartial, comply with data protection legislation and maintain confidentiality is paramount. You will need to attend various governing body meetings some of which may take place in the evening. Access to a computer, home printer and the internet from home is essential as some of the work will be home based.
The successful applicant will also provide clerking services to Stephenson Studio School, a separate legal entity, governed as an academy.
Knowledge of how Colleges and governing bodies operate would be an advantage along with previous experience.
Our benefits include:
- Generous Holidays
- Additional College Discretionary Closure Days
- CPD and Training
- Occupational Health Support
- Car Parking Facilities
This post is subject to an enhanced check through the Disclosure and Barring Service. If you require more information, download our DBS policy.
For more information and to apply, please visit our website: www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk/jobs/
Closing date for applications: 17th January 2020
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