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Governor with finance expertise| East Coast College

Peridot Partners
Suffolk (GB) and Norfolk (GB)
Unremunerated, expenses paid
Closing date
17 Feb 2024

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Charity and not for profit, Education, Board trustees
Salary band
Part Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly home

Join East Coast College as a Governor and use your financial expertise and strategic leadership experience to support the College as it drives toward new growth, shapes new relationships, and continues to achieve excellent outcomes for students.

Time Commitment: Around 10 hours per month plus ad hoc events

Location: Norfolk and Suffolk

Applications close at: 9 a.m. Monday 19th February


About East Coast College

East Coast College is based across three distinct campuses in the seaside towns of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. The College has a deep-rooted history of serving the people within these communities, dating back as far as 1874 when the very first art classes were delivered at what was then known as St John’s School, Lowestoft.

Across our three campuses – which include general further education bases in both towns, along with a dedicated sixth-form site in Lowestoft – we deliver education and training to over 2,700 learners each year.

Our learners are engaged in a broad, diverse range of provisions that are designed to ensure that we are always offering the best and most appropriate for our local communities and the employers that we partner with.

In 2024 and beyond, we plan to move into an ambitious period of growth. We will do this in several ways; through developing our curriculum; delivering student success, progression and wellbeing; supporting our people; and improving our business by continually investing in our facilities and technology.

About the role

With ambitious plans for growth and expansion, coupled with the ever-present challenges faced by our sector, we now seek a new governor to join our board. We hope that this new addition to our board will help offer expertise and guidance whilst providing appropriate scrutiny and challenge to our senior leaders on key matters.

Who we are looking for

We seek to appoint an experienced and qualified finance professional who has demonstrable experience of successfully working at a senior, strategic level during their career.

Applicants don’t need to have experience working within the education sector. Your experience could have been gained across a range of sectors including areas such as the public sector and/or NHS, finance roles within local private businesses and employers, and other commercial settings.

We are keen to receive applicants who will help us increase the diversity of thought across our board.

We seek to appoint a candidate who has experience working within financially-complex organisations so that you can use your expertise to ensure that as a board, we are asking appropriate questions and offering the appropriate challenges which will help ensure our financial future remains positive.

Whilst our new governor would benefit from previous board experience, this is not essential as we will be offering a full induction and providing ongoing training and development opportunities.

It will be important for our new governor to have a genuine ability to build relationships and understand the boundaries between governance and senior leadership.

Please click 'Apply on website’ to be redirected to the Peridot Partners website, where you can find full details of the candidate profile and register your interest to apply.

Applications for this role close at 9 a.m. Monday 19th February 2024.

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