The College's Governing Board or Corporation is responsible for the governance of the College. It is the employing body and appoints senior staff. It deals with a range of issues including finance, health and safety, curriculum and quality, personnel, policy and accommodation matters. The Board is also involved in the development of the College's strategic plan, taking into account its funding framework.
It is the aim of the Board to have members with a range of skills, knowledge and experience to provide support and guidance to the College's Senior Leadership Team, and as far as possible, reflect the ethnic, cultural and gender mix of the College's students and the educational needs of the local community.
The Board meets at least 5 times each academic year. In addition, there is usually one Governor training session and one Strategic Planning Day. allocated. The Board also has a number of committees and each Governor is usually a member of at least one. The Board and its Committees normally meets on Monday or Tuesday evenings during the academic terms.
The College has a Governor Curriculum Links programme. Subject areas are allocated to Governors, linked, as far as possible, to their expertise or interest. This is a valuable exercise in developing a better understanding of the College's operation for the benefit of Students, Staff and Governors.
The Board also appoints a small number of Advisors, with expertise in various fields, to its specialist Committees where they are voting members. Advisors are also welcome to attend and contribute to Board meetings, though as non voting observors. Advisors are also strongly encouraged to become Board members when vacancies arise.
The Board does not have an immediate vacancy for a Member but vacancies do arise from time to time and there is the opportunity to serve as an Advisor, prior to appointment as a Member. If you are from business or the public sector and the local community with an ability to deal with strategic matters and experience in general management, human resources, law, accountancy, education or IT applications and feel that you could make a contribution to the Governance of the College, please register an interest. We are particularly looking for someone with a background in education at the present time. If would like to receive an information pack and/ or discuss involvement please contact Frank Curry, Clerk to the Corporation
Tel: 01784 228662