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Members of the Corporation Board (Governors) | Richmond upon Thames College

Richmond upon Thames College

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Join the Non-Executive Board and Governing Body as we transition into our new 'state of the art' campus, delivering an exciting 21st century curriculum offer to meet the needs of the London community.

  • Location: Twickenham
  • Salary: Unremunerated

About the role

The Board of Richmond upon Thames College help to make the key decisions which impact on the direction of the College. They oversee the College’s strategic direction and mission, ensuring a high-quality teaching and learning experience for all learners and stakeholders.

In addition, they are responsible in ensuring the safeguarding of public funds and asset by approving and monitoring the annual budget.

Who we're looking for

Richmond upon Thames College is looking to revitalise the skills on their Board to further advance its strategic oversight of the organisation, and both scrutiny of and support for the College leadership team. They are looking for people who thrive in a challenging environment and, most importantly, are passionate about applying their skills to help deliver positive outcomes for the College, students and local area.

Candidates are sought with experience of strategic leadership and influence in the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Curriculum development for the 21st century – in particular Further Education
  • Strategic partnerships with a particular focus on apprenticeships
  • Property and capital project management
  • HR/culture/change management
  • Strategic marketing and communications

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential chat, please contact our executive search advisers at Peridot Partners: 

Drew Richardson-Walsh | drew@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07739 364 033

Sarah Szulczewski | sarahs@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07841 017 043

Closing date: Monday 23rd December 2019

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Dear Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in the role of Governor for Richmond upon Thames College.

As a Board of Governors, we benefit from the skills and expertise of a number of very committed, successful people from the world of commerce, education and public service. Following a review of the skills needed to take the College forward in delivering our ambitions, we are now seeking new Governors to strengthen and enhance the Board. You will work with the other Board Members and the executive management team to deliver excellence and innovation for learners, employers and communities.

The College is currently facing a number of challenges and the Board and executive management are working hard together to address these. Working with the local community and businesses we are ensuring that the College is in a strong position to deliver a progressive curriculum for the 21st Century that will benefit and enhance the lives of our students and make a positive contribution to our community.

As a governor you will have strong strategic and leadership skills and the ability to inspire and communicate at all levels. You will be pro-active and have the independence of mind to support and challenge positively the Board and executive on our exciting journey.

If you feel you have the experience, time and commitment to contribute to our work, we look forward to receiving your application.

With best wishes,

Nick Deeming
Chair of Governors

Richmond upon Thames College offers a broad curriculum for post 16-year-olds. This includes A Levels and an extensive range of technical qualifications from entry level through to level 5.

They offer a vast array of training options including apprenticeships, community provision, business training, work-based training and commercial activities.

The College will be the home to a major £80m flagship rebuild programme the first phase of which is due to complete in Spring 2020. They will have industry-standard facilities and resources. With their links to top universities and employers, they will ensure that learners are equipped with skills, knowledge and behaviours and are prepared for their future employment.

The new campus is situated close to the A316 opposite Twickenham stadium.

The redevelopment is a partnership between Richmond upon Thames College, Haymarket Media Group, Harlequins, Clarendon School, Richmond Council and Achieving for Children. All organisations are working together to create an Education and Enterprise Campus on the college site of Egerton Road in Twickenham. The site will include Richmond upon Thames College, a new secondary school for 11-16 year olds, purpose built accommodation for Clarendon School and Haymarket’s new ‘tech hub’ and digital media incubator.

The aim of the campus is to bring together further education, enterprise and the local community to deliver an innovative curriculum which supports learners in meeting the needs of employers.

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Thank you for your interest in this role.

Please download the Role Description & Person Specification and fill out the Equality Monitoring Form

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role you can contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Drew Richardson-Walsh | drew@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07739 364033

Sarah Szulczewski | sarahs@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07841 017 043

To apply:
Please submit a CV and supporting statement (maximum two sides of A4) that clearly outlines your suitability for the role against the criteria provided in the person specification. Please include your interest and motivation in applying for this position.

Please ensure that your application is emailed to response@peridotpartners.co.uk inserting “Governor – RUTC” into the subject field.

Disabled applicants are invited to contact us in confidence at any point during the recruitment process to discuss steps that could be taken to overcome operational difficulties presented by the job, or if any adjustments or support are required regarding the recruitment process.

We wish to encourage applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief.

All applications will be considered solely on merit.


Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 23rd December 2019
Candidates informed of outcome: By 5pm, Friday 10th January 2020
Interviews (day 1): Wednesday 15th January 2020
Interviews (day 2): Thursday 16th January 2020

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

Peridot and Richmond upon Thames College are committed to promoting equality and diversity. To help us raise awareness and support a culture that is diverse and recognises and develops the potential of all, we need to appreciate the profile of candidates who apply for positions. We would therefore be most grateful if you would complete this equality monitoring form.

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