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Strategic Projects Manager & Clerk to the Governors

17 January 2023

UWC Atlantic

Salary: £40,408 - £43,693 (Grade 9)

Role based in UWC Atlantic, St Donat’s Llantwit Major

UWC Atlantic is the founding College of the UWC global education movement. Its home is the beautiful 12th Century St Donat’s Castle in South Wales, where students from over 90 countries come for two years to live and work together in a dynamic learning landscape.

UWC is a deliberately diverse, mission-driven international college with a strong commitment to the educational principles of Kurt Hahn, its founder, and a passionate belief in the importance of education as a force for good in the world - to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

Since 1962, UWC has entrusted students with authentic responsibility and guided them to make appropriate choices and to learn from their mistakes. It is through this trust, responsibility and accountability that students learn that they can make a difference (‘You are needed’) and that through effort and engagement they can achieve far more than they ever imagined (‘There is more in you than you think’).

UWC empowers bridge-builders, systems changers and compassionate global citizens through the delivery of a pioneering and distinctive IB educational model. UWC’s student body is hugely diverse (from around 90 countries every year) based on its ability to reach out across the globe to attract and encourage new students from vastly differing political, religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. These inspirational young people, the next generation of leaders, are drawn from among the most marginalised groups of today’s world and the most privileged. Students are selected on their promise and potential to create impact in the fields of sustainability, social justice and peace. The College offers one of the most comprehensive scholarship programmes available at pre-University level, with 50% of students receiving financial support.

UWC Atlantic is seeking a highly skilled and effective Strategic Projects Manager & Clerk to the Governors to lead on project and compliance matters at the college. The position, based at the UWCA campus in south Wales, will report to the Director of Operations & Sustainability and Chair of Governors. You will be responsible for ensuring that the college adheres to all statutory regulations, internal policies, and risk management protocols. You will also provide project management support to the leadership team on projects aligned with the college's strategic goals, ensuring compliance with project charters.

Your compliance responsibilities will include clerk support to the Board of Governors, you will offer procedural guidance to the governors and ensure their awareness of their responsibilities under current legislation and the college's articles of association. You will manage the schedule of Board and committee meetings and handle all aspects of documentation and record keeping. You will also lead the risk management process with both the leadership team and the Board, and be expected to confidently and appropriately challenge senior managers and Board members.

We are seeking a proactive individual with excellent organisational and communication skills.
You should have a strong understanding of governance principles and experience developing and executing a governance and compliance framework and supporting a Board. Additionally, you should be committed to the deliberate diversity that is central to UWC Atlantic and able to identify and address biases, using culturally relevant approaches to support students and employees. You should also be committed to safeguarding and the wellbeing of children and young adults.

For all information and an application form please go to our website at:

https://www.atlanticcollege.org/about-us/careers/current-vacancies

Completed application forms should be emailed to: hr@atlanticcollege.org

Closing date for receipt of applications: Tuesday 31 January 2023 at midnight (GMT)

The interview process will begin on: Tuesday 14 February 2023

The only method of application we accept is a completed UWCA Application form - we do not accept CV’s. Please note: this role is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

UWC Atlantic is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Registered Charity Number: 525761