Stockton Riverside College – Board Member & Governor (Finance)

Stockton Riverside College – Board Member & Governor (Finance)

Role: Board Member & Governor (Finance)
Organisation: Stockton Riverside College
Remuneration: Unpaid and voluntary (with reasonable expenses paid)

Being part of the Stockton Riverside College Board means more than simply giving your time as a governor. It requires someone who is willing to commit wholeheartedly to being part of a life-changing and inspiring organisation which exists to support people into new and better things.

Having successfully merged with Redcar & Cleveland College in August 2018 and remaining aspirant about further growth in the future, our College Group is regarded as a preferred partner within the Tees Valley because of our quality of delivery, our style and approach. We have around 700 employees supporting, educating and training thousands of students into employment, further education/training and higher education/university. We are an employer of choice and care deeply about the well-being of our staff whilst also pushing to achieve greater things.

Joining a dedicated and experienced Board of 17 governors (including the Principal/CEO, staff and students on the Board), we require someone professionally qualified with substantial experience in financial accounting, strategy and leadership. With a turnover of over £25m across a complex business model with subsidiary companies, you will add value by doing more than simply skimming our accounts – we’ll appreciate your professional opinion and insight both in the board and committee meetings, and through the informal discussions you might wish to have with senior leaders.

Whilst we appreciate this may be your first non-executive role, we do need you to understand the dynamics of a board and the relationship based on support and challenge, in equal measure, between the executive staff and the governing body of the College. As such, we expect you to have operated at such a level where you have engaged with a non-executive board – either as strategic leader or non-executive director. Experience of the education sector is not a prerequisite, though a desire to be part of an organisation which transforms lives through education is essential.

We operate six meetings of the Board each academic year, and it is expected the person appointed to this role joins our Finance & Employment Committee of which there are five meetings per year.  In addition to this we offer training and development for our governors, opportunities to join in with College events, a strategic seminar (involving an oversight stay) and informal opportunities for you to engage with the leadership and students to learn about the College.

For more information and to apply please visit the microsite:

If you would like an informal conversation around this opportunity please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Drew Richardson-Walsh
07739 364033 

Apply by 9am, Wednesday 13th March 2019

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