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Governors (Finance, Audit/Risk & Legal)

Peridot Partners
Leicestershire and Warwickshire
Reasonable expenses paid
Closing date
22 Apr 2024

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Charity and not for profit, Education
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Where will they be working
From our office

Join the governing body of North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, and share your knowledge of finance, audit/risk or law to support the organisation deliver their exceptional outcomes for both learners and apprentices.

Location: Leicestershire and Warwickshire

Applications close at  9 a.m. Friday 3rd May.

Who we are.

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College is a medium-sized general further education college that serves south Leicester and Leicestershire and the north of Warwickshire, including the districts of Blaby, Oadby and Wigston and Harborough and the boroughs of Nuneaton and Bedworth, North Warwickshire and Hinckley and Bosworth. The College operates from campuses in Wigston, Nuneaton, Hinckley town centre and a further specialist construction centre in Hinckley.

About the role.

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College’s governing body, known as the Corporation Board, has an inclusive, collaborative and respectful culture. The governing body includes 10 external members in addition to the Principal & CEO, a staff member and a student member. The Corporation Board currently holds 4 formal meetings a year (to be reduced to 3 meetings a year in 2024/24), together with a Strategy Day and a Creative meeting, and in addition to the four different committees that also meet throughout the academic year. These meetings take place both in person and online.

The role of a governor is to be a critical friend of the College, offering appropriate scrutiny and challenge, whilst also offering insightful thoughts and ideas for future opportunities. Governors add value to the board through increased diversity of thought and add value, based on each individual’s experience, to the organisation’s strategic plan.

Governors provide a great level of expertise within their specialist fields and encourage a collaborative and inclusive environment, ensuring that their work is to the highest standard. Governors work in close partnership with the senior management team to ensure the College’s objectives are achieved, and the experience and outcomes for students are at the forefront of their decisions.

Who we are looking for.

You will need to have a passion for education and understand the benefits that education can bring, not only to the learners but also to the wider community. You will share the values of the College and aspire to achieve great things for the College’s students, staff and community.

The College seeks to engage candidates with experience in leadership and management and who can demonstrate a successful track record throughout their career in creating positive impact and change. Ideally, candidates will bring experience in chairing meetings in either a leadership or non-executive capacity, though this is not essential.

The College is currently looking to recruit governors with experience and expertise in the following areas:

  • Financial Expertise – Professionally qualified with experience in strategic financial planning or the analysis of financial management accounts is desirable for this area of expertise.
  • Legal Expertise – This experience can be drawn from a variety of sectors, including but not limited to, law firms, company secretary roles, general counsel, and governance advisory roles.
  • Audit Expertise – We welcome senior leaders who have experience in overseeing and the development of internal and external audit, compliance, and risk management.

Previous board experience is not essential for this role and full training will be provided.

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. Friday 3rd May 2024.

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