Back to vacancies

Clerk to the Corporation

Working hours:part-time, all year-round position, working an average of 18.5 hours per week
Salary:The actual starting salary for this post is £18,785 per annum
Opening date:Friday 15 May 2020
Closing date:8:00am on Wednesday 3 June 2020

Thank you for your interest in this post at WQE.

We believe that this is a particularly exciting time to be joining us, offering a real opportunity to make a difference in this thriving and vibrant Sixth Form College.  We strive for excellence in all aspects of our work with students; their personal development, academic and wider achievements, their learning experiences, the support they receive to make academic progress, the learning environment and their wider experience of College life.

In this context we are looking to appoint an appropriately qualified individual to guide, support and co-ordinate the operations of the College Corporation.  The Clerk will play a central role in ensuring that the Corporation operates efficiently and within its powers. In particular, the Clerk to the Corporation will need to work closely with the Chair of Corporation and the Principal/Chief Executive, as well as Committee Chairs, the Deputy Chair of Corporation, Individual Governors and Executive Team Members.

The individual appointed will have experience of interpreting and working within regulatory frameworks and taking a lead advisory role. Well-developed IT, research and report-writing skills are required together with high-level communication skills and the ability to establish effective relationships and provide appropriate support to the Corporation and individual Governors.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate highly effective organisational, administrative and managerial skills, will be self-motivated, thrive on deadlines and enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds. Previous experience of working at a senior level, with corporate governance structures/boards is essential.

Due to the nature of this role your working pattern may vary from time to time to meet the requirements of the job including working in the evenings and attending Corporation meetings that may take place outside of normal working hours.

This is a permanent, part-time, all year-round position, working an average of 18.5 hours per week (795 hours per year), though these shall be worked flexibility to ensure the proper performance of the duties.  The role commences in September 2020.  The salary will be on the Sixth Form Colleges’ Support Staff pay scale 46-49 which ranges from £37,571 to £40,316 per annum pro-rata (Pay Award Pending).  The actual starting salary for this post is £18,785 per annum (Pay Award Pending).  A defined benefit pension scheme is also offered as part of the remuneration package for this appointment.


If you wish to apply for this Post please return the application form including the personal details and equality and diversity monitoring forms.

Please do not submit a separate CV.  Only information on the application form and letter will be used in the selection process.

Completed applications must be returned by 8am on Wednesday 3 June 2020.  Short-listed applicants may be contacted via telephone, and therefore it is essential that appropriate contact numbers are included within the application.  Interviews will be held during week beginning 8 June 2020 and due to the current restrictions due to Covid-19, these interviews may be virtual using appropriate technology.  Full details will be emailed out to candidates.

Please return all completed applications via e-mail only to

Application Form

New Equality & Diversity Form

New Personal-Details

WQE Introduction

Applicant Information – Clerk to the Corporation

Job Description and Person Specification – Clerk to the Corporation

WQE is an Equal Opportunities Employer

All appointments will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

If you have not received further communication from the College within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Finally, I would like to thank you again for your interest in this post and I hope that we may hear from you in due course.

Back to vacancies