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Brockenhurst College Governor

Join the Board of Brockenhurst College and support diverse communities across Hampshire by inspiring and enabling learners to make the most of their lives through learning.

  • Location: Brockenhurst, Hampshire
  • Salary: Unremunerated, with reasonable expenses paid

Who We Are

Brockenhurst College, with over 100 years of academic excellence and known locally as Brock, is a further education college situated in the heart of the New Forest. We have a proud tradition of delivering excellent teaching, learning and student support as recognised by Ofsted who graded us as GOOD in 2017. Recently we have developed new facilities, including the new 3.7 million STEM Centre and enhanced our student experience through our innovative curriculum supporting learning, achievement and career development.

At Brock, we place our learners at the heart of everything we do. With an ethos of inclusivity, we ensure that we are a college where everyone is encouraged, supported and challenged to achieve their potential and ambitions.

The college is in a good position with student recruitment, it is in good financial health and is a respected and important regional partner, benefitting from a significant capital investment from the DfE and Hampshire County Council in 2022 for High Needs provision. We successfully serve our local and wider community,

with our strong focus on enabling learners to make the most of every opportunity. We have an outstanding reputation locally, nationally, and indeed internationally, with people travelling to study with us from a wide regional catchment area. We have centres of learning in Brockenhurst and across the New Forest, Marchwood and Southampton city centre and are proud to welcome international students studying with us from across the globe.

‘to help people make the most of their lives through learning.

- The College’s mission

As such, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to excellence and have a strong belief in social mobility – something we call our ‘Brock approach’. Our governors, lecturers, trainers, managers, and professional services staff believe in, inspire, and support our learners to achieve their full potential and are proud to be part of an exceptional college.

We recognise that our learners are navigating uncertain and fast-changing times – our society and economy are shifting quickly. Through a distinctive mix of tradition, experience, and innovation we will continue to meet peoples’ needs and provide the foundations for learners’ future success.

With a curriculum that offers a diverse choice of subjects to meet the interests and ambitions of our local community and employers, learners enjoy coming to college, embracing new challenges, developing ambitions, taking responsibility and acquiring the passion for lifelong learning.

Importantly, we are a friendly, inclusive and stimulating environment where everyone is encouraged to fulfil their potential and follow their dreams.

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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Role description

As a collective group of independent members, our board is responsible for the quality of service the college offers to students and the local community, as well as for approving and monitoring the college’s annual budget. Our committed and experienced board is comprised of people who bring a range of career backgrounds, and specialist industry and sector knowledge.

We ask that new governors become members of both the board and at least one committee, depending on their specialist knowledge and interests. In addition to attending scheduled meetings throughout the year, we encourage governors to experience the college by linking them with senior managers and different departments, providing opportunities for them to visit the campuses and meet and speak with students, apprentices and staff.

All governors are expected to uphold the 7 Principles of Public Life, which are more commonly known as the ‘Nolan Principles.’

  1. Selflessness: Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest.
  2. Integrity: Holders of public office must avoid placing themselves under any obligation to people or organisations that might try inappropriately to influence them in their work. They should not act or take decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends. They must declare and resolve any interests and relationships.
  3. Objectivity: Holders of public office must act and take decisions impartially, fairly and on merit, using the best evidence and without discrimination or bias.
  4. Accountability: Holders of public office are accountable to the public for their decisions and actions and must submit themselves to the scrutiny necessary to ensure this.
  5. Openness: Holders of public office should act and take decisions in an open and transparent manner. Information should not be withheld from the public unless there are clear and lawful reasons for so doing.
  6. Honesty: Holders of public office should be truthful.
  7. Leadership: Holders of public office should exhibit these principles in their own behaviour and treat others with respect. They should actively promote and robustly support the principles and challenge poor behaviour wherever it occurs.

Who we are looking for

Brockenhurst College seeks to engage governors with a passion for education and a drive to build on our continued success for the benefit of students, people, the local community and employers.

We a looking for a qualified accountant and an experienced senior leader, with the ability to interpret, question and scrutinise statistical and financial information, who can constructively challenge and as part of the board, hold the executive team to account, whilst providing support and advice. What matters most is that governors are passionate about our mission, enthusiastic about joining Brockenhurst college, and keen to contribute to our future success.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an ambitious and successful governing board and make a genuine impact on the future success of Brockenhurst College and its students. You will support the development and influence the direction of the college at a time of great momentum as we seek to grow the organisation and aspire to provide outstanding, meaningful education opportunities for students across the local and wider communities.

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: 12 p.m. Monday 20th February 2023
    Candidates informed of outcome: By 5 p.m. Friday 24th February 2023
    Interviews: Wednesday 1st March 2023

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