Home / About / Vacancies / Current Opportunities / Clerk to Corporation (Governance)

Clerk to Corporation (Governance)


£39,000 per annum pro rata


Part Time, Permanent


22.2 hours (0.6)

Closing Date

Reference Number


Job Grade

Clerk to Corporation Spot Salary

Responsible To

Chairman to the Board of Governors


Bede Campus, St Peter's Campus, Washington Campus, City Campus



We are offering an exceptional individual the chance to join our College, one of the largest providers of education in the North East. There is a role for a proven Clerk to work at a senior level to shape our future.

You will be working with a vibrant Board and a skilled chair, Rob Lawson, who has led a talented team of governors recognised by Ofsted as having the ‘necessary range of skills, experience and expertise to challenge senior leaders and support the College effectively’[1].

Sunderland College is a Further and Higher Education College based in the City of Sunderland and is one of the largest colleges in the North-East region. It is a multi-campus college estate and annually delivers education and training to c11,000 students ranging in age from 14-16, 16-18, and 19 years and above. Delivery spans all education routes including GCSEs and A levels, professional and technical education, apprenticeships, higher education and international.

Over the last 15 months the College has been scrutinised, reviewed and inspected through the Government’s Area Based Review of post-16 education; the British Council; the Quality Assurance Agency and OFSTED and has achieved great outcomes each time.

The College is currently graded as ‘Good’ with strong features and is working tirelessly to provide its community and more than 11,000 learners with exceptional technical and professional education and training to achieve their aspirations.

The successful candidate must be self-assured and confident, with first class interpersonal, communication and administrative skills. We are seeking a high performing professional, capable of building authentic relationships with others and placing high value on respect, integrity and a desire to impact positively upon continued improvement.

This role reports directly to the Board for the management and conduct of meetings and providing professional advice in accordance with statutory, legal and best practice requirements.  The ability to work independently on a daily basis and maintain an awareness of developments within the FE sector is a given.

It is envisaged that previous experience in the FE sector will be a distinct advantage although a background in effective governance will be also considered.

For this post applicants should be able to demonstrate in their personal statement practical examples of how they fulfil the person specification.

Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check. Sunderland College is a big advocate of diversity and will welcome applications from anyone who’s suitably qualified.

To find out more about this opportunity please contact Sara White PA to the Principal and Chief Executive: sara.white@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or 0191 511 6001.

For details on how to apply please visit www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/vacancies or alternatively email vacancies@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or call 0191 511 6046 to request an application pack.

All applications must be received by Monday 05 June 2017 at 12 noon.

Interview dates: TBC

 We are working towards equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to PREVENT and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

[1] https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/131347



Post Details (326 KB) Application Form (220 KB) Applicants Guide (858 KB)