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Governor (Audit Committee, Chair)

Application deadline
July 31, 2024 12:00 pm
Employment type
Voluntary hours. Ideal to work around current role with one Corporation meeting a month for 10 months of the year and an additional 4 audit committee meetings per year.
Telford College - Wellington, Telford
Reporting to
Potential interview date
Vacancy reference
About the role

Becoming a member of the Telford College Corporation is the primary responsibility of individuals interested in serving as governors. Becoming a governor of Telford College Corporation is a unique opportunity to contribute to the strategic direction and governance of the college. As a governor, you will play a crucial role in shaping policies, overseeing financial management, and ensuring the delivery of high-quality education and services to our students and the wider community.

Governors are responsible for providing oversight and guidance on key issues such as curriculum development, student welfare, staff recruitment, and campus facilities. Your input will help drive continuous improvement and ensure that Telford College remains a vibrant centre for learning and innovation.

Our governors are passionate about education, possess strong leadership skills and are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. By becoming a governor, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of our students and the future of our college.

We are currently seeking an individual to serve as the Chair of our Audit Committee within the Telford College Corporation.

The role of the Audit Committee is to provide independent and authoritative advice to the Corporation on the effectiveness of the college’s financial and non-financial controls, and risk management procedures.

As part of ensuring its independence, the Committee must not adopt an executive role.

Key Responsibilities

The Audit Committee is subject to requirements set out in the Post-16 Audit Code of Practice, which sets out specific requirements for the assurance, accountability and audit arrangements for providers of post-16 education and training and the broad framework within which they should operate.

The Audit Committee will have due regard to the government guidance published in January 2022 (updated 25th January 2023) – The scope of work of audit committees and internal auditors in college corporations.

Skills, knowledge and expertise
  • financial technical experience
  • an understanding of current policy knowledge
  • preferably CCAB qualified