Wellington College
April 23, 2021
Independent Senior  
Job Type
School Office  
Short Summary
We are currently looking for an experienced, well-organised but adaptable individual to take on a newly created role as Clerk to the Governors.
Working Pattern
Required as soon as possible
Closing Date
May 16, 2021


Wellington College is one of the world’s leading co-educational boarding and day schools and has an enviable reputation for excellence and innovation. We are currently looking for an experienced, well-organised but adaptable individual to take on a newly created role as Clerk to the Governors.

The main purpose of this role is to provide independent advice, guidance and support to the Governing Board on a range of matters relating to governance, constitutional and procedural matters. A stand-alone position that reports directly into the Chair of Governors, the successful candidate will be responsible for administrative activities such as meeting planning, developing Board agendas, producing minutes and action plans, facilitating Board dinners etc whilst also liaising directly with senior staff members and Governors on a range of regulatory and constitutional issues.

Working hours are likely to be heavy during term time but less busy during College holidays so flexibility is key.

To take on this challenge you will need to have demonstrabe experience working as either a Clerk to Governors within a school/college or charity environment or Board Secretary experience within a commercial environment. Ideally you will be a member of Chartered Governance Institute and/or be studying for the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators qualification (ICSA). Adept at building relationships at all levels in order to facilitate desired outcomes, you will have the confidence and verbal reasoning skills to influence colleagues at the highest level too.  Minute writing and advanced IT skills (Microsoft office plus knowledge of online Board Portals) are essential prerequisites for this high-profile role along with meticulous attention to detail.

So, if you are interested in the role, are smart and professional and have an enthusiastic, self-motivated and healthy team player ‘can-do’ approach and a smart and apply today.

Closing date: 5:45pm, Sunday 16 May 2021

For further details, including how to apply, please visit the non-teaching vacancies page of our website by clicking the apply button.

The College is committed to equality and diversity and the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants for any of the positions available at the College must be willing to undergo a number of safeguarding checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, reference checks with previous employers and, where applicable, a Barred List, Prohibition and EEA checks.

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