Staffordshire University

Person Specification

Job Title:

Assistant Clerk to the Board of Governors


Executive Office

The qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined above provide a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively. They also form the selection criteria on which a decision to appointment will be made. Please ensure that you provide evidence of how you meet the criteria in your application.

No Selection Criteria Description Essential [E] or
Desirable [D]
by *
1 Experience of providing directional support for meetings, including agenda preparation, meeting paper compilation and minute taking E A/I
2 High standard of literacy with the ability to draft correspondence and minutes of meetings E A/I
3 Experience of working in accordance with high standards with evidence of anticipating problems, improving standards and developing innovative customer solutions E A/I
4 Evidence of flexibility, the ability to organise a significant workload whilst balancing competing priorities and producing work to a high standard by agreed deadlines E A/I
5 Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey complex information in simple and straightforward terms to Governors and Staff E A/I
6 Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work constructively with a wide range of Governors and Staff, including evidence of the use of tact, diplomacy and negotiation E A/I
7 Excellent IT skills, with comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and the ability to create/edit web pages E A/I
8 Effective and committed team player, able to work successfully with others and to build positive working relationships E A/I
9 Evidence of delivering positive customer service E A/I
10 Experience of working in an administrative role related to matters of governance in the HE sector or elsewhere D A/I
11 An understanding of the University’s strategy and values, with the ability to demonstrate behaviours that align to the values E I

* A - Application Form   I - Interview