Governor (Non-Executive Director)

Abingdon & Witney College
Abingdon, Oxfordshire (GB)
Closing date
8 Oct 2023

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Charity and not for profit, Education, Board trustees
Salary band
Part Time
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As part of a shared corporate responsibility, members are expected to contribute their professional and general management skills to the Corporation in a non-executive role ensuring that there is no interference with the day-to-day management of the College.  

The statutory duties of governors are: 

  • to determine the College’s educational character, mission, vision and ethos which should reflect the needs of the community and accord with Government policies 
  • to approve annual estimates of income and expenditure 
  • to ensure solvency, safeguarding of assets and financial probity 
  • to approve the 3-year development plan and 3-year financial plan 
  • to raise standards, agree retention and achievement targets, and to monitor academic achievement for the appointment, grading, suspension, dismissal, appraisal and determination of pay and conditions of the Principal any other Senior Post Holders, and Clerk to the Corporation 
  • to set a framework for pay and conditions of service of all other staff 
  • to ensure the effective and efficient use of resources. 

In addition, governors have a personal responsibility to: 

  • act as an ambassador for the College 
  • prepare for, attend, and contribute to, meetings of the Corporation Board and its committees 
  • become a member of at least one committee which are currently: 
    • Finance & General Purposes 
    • Audit,  
    • Nominations, Remuneration & Governance 
    •  Curriculum, Quality & Students 
  • participate in training and development events or opportunities as arranged from time-to-time for Governors 
  • abide by the seven principles of public life as set out in Lord Nolan’s Report on the Standards in Public Life 

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