Head of Corporate Governance & Policy
£50,000 plus 35 days annual leave and Local Government Pension Scheme
An exceptional opportunity to help shape the governance, assurance and policy work of the largest multi-campus further education provider in the North East.
Sunderland College is a further and higher education college with campuses currently located across the Sunderland and Hartlepool. We deliver education and training to around 13,500 students ranging in age from 14-19 years and above. Our curriculum spans all education routes including GCSE’s and ‘A’ levels, professional and technical education, apprenticeships, higher education and commercial training.
As the College gears up to deliver our ambition to provide an aspirational learning and skills offer to people of the North East we need to ensure our governance structures, systems and support are in place and ready to become sector-leading. What we already do is excellent, but we know there’s more we could be doing, and our Head of Corporate Governance & Policy will be instrumental in helping us achieve this.
We aren’t looking for a typical Clerk to the Corporation Board/Board Secretary, though recognise it’s an important part of the job, which is why we are offering an outstanding person a full-time, permanent, senior appointment at our college. As well as providing administrative support and counsel to our governing body and its committees, this person will be busy developing internal systems for policy review and renewal alongside developing our governance assurance work across the College. From the very outset we imagine you’ll be reviewing how we currently operate and the work needed in the context of pre and post-merger.
You will be working to support a vibrant Board and a skilled Chair, whilst also working closely with the Principal & Chief Executive and Executive Leadership Team as they deliver the College’s ambitious Strategic Plan for 2018-2022.
Our culture places students and people at the heart of everything we do.
We are looking for someone who is self-assured and confident with first class interpersonal, communication and administrative skills. We are seeking a high performing governance professional, capable of building authentic relationships with others and placing high value on respect, integrity, standards, compliance and a desire to impact positively upon continued improvement.
Knowledge and understanding of outstanding governance, board support, policy development and robust data protection regulations and principles are essential.
In return for your hard work and commitment we offer a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and the opportunity to help shape something which will be considered unique in the sector.
For more information please visit our microsite: www.peridotportal.co.uk/sunderlandcollege
For a confidential discussion please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:
M: 07739 364033
Closing Date: Friday 4th January 2019