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Assistant Clerk to the Board of Governors

Executive Office

Location:  Stoke Campus
Salary:   £30,502 to £35,333 Per Annum Pro Rata - Permanent - 22.2 Hours per week
Release Date:  Tuesday 08 November 2022
Closing Date:   Monday 05 December 2022
Interview Date:   Thursday 15 December 2022
Reference:  EXEC22-01

Who is Staffordshire University?  

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.  

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role 

Staffordshire University is looking for a talented individual to join the team in the role of Assistant Clerk to the Board of Governors.

The Board of Governors is composed of 15 individuals and has the responsibility for overall strategic direction and performance of the University. The Board and its sub-committees have a regular cycle of meetings where these matters are discussed, based on comprehensive agendas, previous minutes and extensive supporting discussion papers. This area of responsibility is overseen by the Clerk to the Board, who is supported by the Assistant Clerk. 

The Assistant Clerk is responsible for the construction of the agenda, minute-taking of meetings and the collation and preparation of all supporting papers for the meetings. In addition, the post-holder makes all logistical arrangements for the cycle of meetings and for the Board’s two strategic events per annum and supports Governors in all aspects of their role as Board members.

The ideal post-holder will provide consistently high standards of professional practice, with an emphasis upon customer service together with the highest-quality verbal and written communication skills. The post-holder will have excellent planning and organisation skills and be up to date with current digital applications such as Microsoft Office 365 (including SharePoint and OneNote). 

Experience within higher education is not necessary, but some experience/understanding of institutional governance would be helpful, for example gained within an Assistant Company Secretary role or similar.

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 32 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

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Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.


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