Volunteering

Governors | Leicester College

Location: Leicester

Date Posted: 01/01/2021

Closing Date: 22/01/2021

Job description

About the role

With 20,000 students and over 1,000 staff across four campuses, the Principal and CEO, Verity Hancock, and the senior leadership team provide strategic and operational leadership to Leicester College on a day-to-day basis. They are directed and governed by a non-executive Board of Governors, which is, in addition to appointed staff and student governors, made up of dedicated volunteers drawn from the communities served by the College, who offer a diverse and highly relevant range of skills, experiences and perspectives to support the effective governance of the College.

The Board of Governors is collectively responsible for setting the strategic direction of the College, ensuring accountability and monitoring College performance, including its financial health. This work is supported by five Committees, who are responsible for considering and taking decisions on matters that fall within their area of responsibility, and reporting any issues to the full Board, including:

  • Audit
  • Curriculum, Strategy and Quality Improvement
  • Finance and General Purposes
  • Search and Governance
  • Student Liaison

As one of the largest providers of further and higher education across Leicestershire, the Board of Governors plays an essential and active role in ensuring the viability and quality of the College’s provision.

Governors normally serve a three-year term of office and can serve up to three terms. A full induction to the organisation and role will be provided, alongside CPD opportunities, with attendance at five board meetings and up to five committee meetings per year, as well as a strategic away day required.

Who we’re looking for

Over the last year, Leicester College has successfully responded to the demands of the global pandemic, adapting to blended modes of digital and on-site teaching delivery and assessment, with a unerring focus on maintaining quality and standards across all areas.

As the Board focuses on the development of a new strategic plan over the next year and with the prospect of the College’s next Ofsted inspection in 18 months’ time, they are keen to strengthen the Board and committees with the appointment of up to three Governors, who have expertise in the areas of curriculum, quality and standards, or student engagement, gained through experience of working at a senior strategic level within the education or training sectors.

They are especially keen to engage interest from professionals with insight and knowledge of the Ofsted inspection framework, from either a secondary or post-16 environment.

You must demonstrate a commitment to the Nolan principles of public life, be willing to contribute your expert knowledge for the benefit of the College in a non-executive capacity and be committed to preparing for and attending Board and Committee meetings throughout the year.

For further information and to apply for the role, please visit the job page on Peridot Partners’ website via the application method on this site.

Closing date: 12pm, Friday 22nd January 2021

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