Chair of the Corporation Board
West Nottinghamshire College
Remuneration: £12k per annum (subject to Charity Commission approval)
Time commitment: Up to 2 days per week (to be reviewed after 12 months)
Term of office: 2 years, in the first instance
West Nottinghamshire College is a huge asset to the communities it serves and the 26,000 students it educates, trains and develops. The facilities of the College are some of the best in the country, following £50m of capital projects – including a University Centre for Mansfield with a purpose to raise aspirations in the local area.
Having enjoyed over a decade of growth, improvement and development across its quality of provision, scale of delivery and estate, the College is now experiencing a period of financial challenge and is being supported through regulatory intervention and ongoing review. Following recent changes to the leadership of the College, the Corporation Board now seek a new Chair following the planned retirement of the incumbent in December 2018.
The Corporation Board is the College’s governing body and meets monthly to consider strategic developments and monitor College and management performance. It is made up of highly experienced people drawn from the private sector, public bodies, community groups, educational establishments, staff and student representatives and the Interim Principal & CEO. The Board work closely with the College’s executive team to oversee its management and set its future direction.
The College seek to appoint an experienced non-executive Chair to lead the Board and work closely with the interim leadership team to bring financial stability to the College and to satisfy the requirements of stakeholders, funders and regulators. The next 12 months will be a busy period of change within the organisation and the Chair will need to bring together a relatively new Board of non-executive governors, with the support of an experienced Clerk to the Board, to ensure the quality of education and student experience consistently improves and is not affected by the backdrop of financial difficulty.
It is expected that candidates for this role will have led substantial change programmes – at both executive and non-executive level – and supported the regular appraisal of executive teams within large and complex organisations. This role would suit someone who thrives on challenge and cares deeply about providing high quality education and training to support social mobility. An understanding of the FE sector is not a prerequisite, though an appreciation of the challenges faced by the sector is. This is a high-profile appointment due to the high-profile nature of the College.
For more information about the role of Chair please visit the microsite http://www.peridotportal.co.uk/wnc/index.php or if you would like an informal conversation you can contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:
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Closing date for applications: Friday 11th January 2019