Clerk to the Governors

22.5 hours per week.

This is an exciting time for Hartpury, as from September 2018 we became both a university and a college on a single campus; an amazing achievement in the history of our institution particularly in our 70th year. As a land based residential institution renowned for excellence in sport, equine and land based studies, we aim to provide a unique high quality experience in a focused and supportive environment, challenging our learners in the pursuit of excellence. 

As Clerk to the Governors, you will be responsible for organising and proactively managing the relationship with the Board of Governors’ committees and sub-committees on behalf of both Hartpury University and Hartpury College. Providing independent expert advice on all governance matters to the Chair and other Corporation Members, you will comprehensively manage the administration of the committee structures being in attendance at all Corporation and sub-committees meetings to provide support and minute meetings.

The role requires you to have a thorough understanding of the higher education and/or further education sector. You must demonstrate excellent judgment and initiative and possess the ability to evaluate precedents and analyse best practice based on a clear understanding of statutory and governance issues for both university and college settings. Exceptional written communication skills are a pre-requisite for the role, as is a strong organisational ability, to ensure deadlines and standards are consistently met.

We are looking for an experienced, effective and credible individual to join us in this critically important role. In return, we offer an attractive package with initially 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days, plus bank holidays; Local Government Pension Scheme and support for training & development.

For an informal chat please contact Lesley Worsfold, Vice Principal - Resources on 01452 702459.

All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. 

Hartpury values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Please apply via the link.