Secretary to the College Council 

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
£52k - £60k depending on experience (pro rata for those working part-time).
Wednesday, 9 June 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Secretary to the College Council 

Salary: £52k - £60k depending on experience (pro rata for those working part-time).  More may be available for an exceptional candidate. 

Hours: Between 29 and 36.25 hours per week (to be agreed with the successful candidate).  The role would also be suited to a full-time working pattern in term time, with flexibility to work fewer hours out of term time.

St John’s College, one of the largest Colleges within the University of Cambridge, is seeking to appoint a new Secretary to the College Council. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding individual to join the College in a senior role. 

Reporting to the Master, you will be responsible for providing oversight of College governance, acting as Secretary to the Council and helping to shape and drive effective decision-making.  

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent, and will have significant experience of working in a company secretary, governance or legal/para-legal role.  You will have experience in board/committee work and in the administration of corporate bodies in either the public or private sector.  You will also have exceptional communication skills with the ability to develop a strong understanding of the College priorities, strategy, mission and values.  Experience of working in a charity and/or higher education institution would be desirable.

The College actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies, generous annual leave entitlement and procedures for requesting flexible working arrangements.  If you have childcare responsibilities, we are able to offer nomination to the College Nursery and you may also benefit from the enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental pay schemes that we provide.  

We also offer a range of wellbeing support services, including membership of a private healthcare scheme (currently provided by BUPA), membership of a cash-plan healthcare scheme (currently provided by SimplyHealth), which includes a 24/7 advice and counselling helpline, access to an on-site health centre and free access to an on-site gym.  In addition, the College offers membership of a defined contributory pension scheme, free lunch (up to a specified monetary limit) and free parking close to the College site.

For further details and an application form please visit the College website, email or telephone 01223 338794. 

The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9.00am on 30 June 2021.  Interviews are expected to be held in early July. 

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