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Head of Governance (Clerk to Corporation) - 18.5 hours per week (0.5FTE)

Central Park, Haughton Road, Darlington, Durham, DL1 1DR
Darlington College
Part Time
£42,456 pro rata – the role is .5 FTE
1st August 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
27th August 2022 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
22/23 001
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1261619

Head of Governance/Clerk to Corporation working 18.5 hours per week (0.5FTE)

Ofsted ‘Good’ rated Darlington College is seeking a Head of Governance (Clerk to the Corporation) to support Governors and the Board in setting the strategy for the College, delivering on our vision and values, and promoting excellence in FE governance.

This statutory role provides an opportunity to play an influential senior role at the College, providing guidance and support to Governors on the proper and effective conduct of business. The post-holder is independent and reports directly to the Chair, while maintaining good relationships with College leaders and all Governors.

Our new Head of Governance will be confident, proactive and flexible, able to work autonomously and prioritise effectively, with excellent influencing and relationship management skills.

You will also be an experienced governance professional, with excellent knowledge of the requirements for the good governance and operation of a College Board. The role will require flexibility in working patterns as a significant proportion of work will be undertaken in the evenings.

Candidates wishing to find out more about the role are invited to arrange an informal discussion with Emma Wright, Chair of Darlington College, by contacting Lisa Dunwell (Executive PA) ldunwell   @

Closing date 26 August and interviews planned for 7 September.


Safeguarding Statement:

Child protection is the responsibility of all staff. The College will therefore: •Encourage and maintain an environment where students feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to •Ensure students know that there are staff in the College whom they can approach if they are worried •Include opportunities in the curriculum for students to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse •All staff will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding induction and training.
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