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Governor (Corporation Member)

Application deadline
April 21, 2024 12:00 pm
Department
Corporation/governance
Employment type
Voluntary
Voluntary hours. Ideal to work around current role with one meeting a month excluding April and August.
Location
Telford College - Wellington, Telford
Salary
Reporting to
Potential interview date
Vacancy reference
VN002
About the role

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.

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about education, possess strong leadership skills and are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. Whether you have experience in education, business, finance, law or other relevant fields, your unique perspective and expertise will be valued as part of our diverse governing body.

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.

Key Responsibilities
  • Determine the strategic policy and overall direction of the college; oversee its activities; and monitor the performance of the Principal and other senior post holders.
  • Observe the provisions within the Instruments & Articles of Government (and in particular discharge the responsibilities given to them by the Articles), comply with the Standing Orders and ensure the Corporation acts within the powers conferred on it by the Further & Higher Education Act 1992
  • Be committed to securing safeguarding and equality of opportunity within the college, to combating discrimination of whatever grounds
  • Abide by the principle of collective responsibility. Once a decision has been taken by the Corporation, members have a duty to stand by it, even if they voted against the decision or were absent from the relevant meeting
  • Ensure the business of the Corporation is conducted openly and transparently
Skills, knowledge and expertise
  • Ability to provide strategic direction, oversight, and leadership
  • Experience in strategic planning, goal setting and performance monitoring
  • Ability to identify, assess and manage risks related to governance, finance, operations and compliance
  • Commitment to promoting and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning environment for all students and staff
  • Familiarity with quality assurance processes, and implementing continuous improvement initiatives