Clerk to the Board of Trustees
Hours: Part-time flexible hours to be negotiated*
Hourly Rate: £28.00 per hour
CollegesWales is an education charity which promotes the public benefit of further education in Wales. We believe that all learners have the right to world-class education, delivered in a safe, diverse and inclusive setting and within a sector which supports the wider community, employers and the economy. We undertake research and policy development and provide practical support to the FE community. Working closely with Welsh Government, their agencies and other stakeholders, we help shape policies affecting the FE sector, their learners and staff. We are the first point of contact for further education in Wales.
The Clerk supports and advises the Chair and Board of Trustees on all matters relating to Corporate Governance and ensures the smooth running, effective administration of all Board business in accordance with good governance standards, the charity’s Articles of Association and the Charity Commission schemes and orders. Keeping abreast of changes in regulatory requirements, the Clerk provides advice, support and briefings to the Board, including on legal matters such as Whistleblowing and Freedom of Information requests and monitors the proper constitution and conduct of the Board, in accordance with the Articles and The Board’s Code of Conduct.
With responsibility for planning the calendar of Board meetings and agendas the Clerk ensures the annual schedule of activity and other identified priorities are fulfilled and that agendas, draft minutes and supporting papers are distributed in a timely fashion, liaising with the Executive Assistant for Governance and Management. With oversight of the policy framework for the organisation the Clerk monitors good governance practice across the Charity and plays a key role in preparing the Annual Report on behalf of the Board.
We are looking for an experienced individual, educated to degree level or equivalent, and able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of effective corporate governance arrangements. Ideally the successful candidate would have experience working in a similar role within Further Education or a national ‘sector voice’ membership charity You will be experienced in planning Board schedules and have excellent organisation and time management skills with strong attention to detail. As an organisation that delivers its services bilingually, you will have an excellent standard of English and Welsh both orally and written and can maintain excellent working relationships with a range of senior stakeholders across Wales.
The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure check.
Closing Date for this vacancy is 11 June 2021 at 5.00pm.
Interviews will be held on 22 June 2021.
*There is flexibility to determine hours on a minimum annualised hours basis. Typically, there are three Board meetings per annum, although flexibility is required in the event additional meetings are scheduled. It is envisaged that on average 1-2 days per month will be required throughout the academic year.