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Chair of Audit & Risk Committee and Governors RNN Group

The board of RNN Group are looking for a new Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and Governors with expertise in estates, education or student experience, who can play a crucial role in supporting the college, as they lead innovation and skills in the community and strive for excellence in the quality of education they provide.

  • Location: Rotherham, North Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire
  • Salary: Reasonable expenses paid
  • Closing date: 9 a.m. Wednesday 28th August

About RNN Group

RNN Group is based in the historical market town of Rotherham in South Yorkshire and was formed in 2016 as a result of the merger between Rotherham College and North Notts College —  and was later joined by Dearne Valley College through the area review.

Across five campuses, the college offers diverse provision through further education, apprenticeships and higher education and in addition to this has a partnership with the National Fluid Power Centre.

Most recently, the college was very proud to receive a ‘good’ rating following our recent 2023 Ofsted inspection. With a strong financial position and health forecast, we, as a college, are determined to drive forward excellence in the quality of education for all our learners.

Our vision is to lead innovation and skills in our communities, and we will continue to improve and develop our student experience so that we will be seen as exceptional by students across the organisation.

Our mission

Through our strategic relationships with all the communities we serve, our education and training will provide expectational opportunities for people throughout their lives.

Our centres of excellence will be inspirational, and we will remain agile to the needs of our employers, stakeholders, schools and the community.

The college is home to over 11,000 students, of which 1,400 are apprentices and 800 members of staff who are educating school leavers, undergraduates, employees and those re-joining the workforce.

As a college, we are keen to make a positive impact on the community, contributing to civic life and economic renewal. Through events, volunteering and charitable efforts, we ensure our staff and students are making a positive and long-lasting impact on the local communities we serve.

We ensure the provision we provide meets the needs of all students, staff and the wider community.

About the roles

The governing body of RNN Group is made of up an inclusive, collaborative group of professionals, offering a diverse skill set across the business, public, educational, community and third sectors.

We seek to welcome new members to our board, to increase our areas of experience and expertise, to encourage new diversity of thought, and to challenge our current thinking and activity.

Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee

As the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, you will be a qualified audit/financial professional, with the ability to interpret, question and scrutinise statistical and financial information.

We seek an individual who can spark discussion and encourage a collaborative environment focusing on good outcomes.


As a Governor with RNN Group, you will be an ambitious individual with a passion for education, using your successful strategic leadership experience within your field to support the college. This passion and commitment should be underpinned by a track record of significant and impactful strategic leadership in one or more of the following areas of expertise:

  • Estates
  • Education/student experience

This is an exciting time to join the board as we enter a new phase, with a new strategic plan, people and property strategy.

We welcome applications from all individuals who have a passion for the success of young people, education and community.

If you would like to develop your board experience, utilise your skill set, give back to your community and support others in their success, we would be very pleased to hear from you.

Peridot Partners and RNN Group are, together, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and our client expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references before any final offer can be made.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Shaun Eden | shaun@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07951 509128

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    Closing date: 9 a.m. Wednesday 28th August 2024
    Candidates informed of outcome: Thursday 5th September 2024
    Interviews: Wednesday 11th September 2024

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