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Peridot Partners
Reasonable expenses paid
Closing date
26 May 2024

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

Job Details

Being a governor at Nottingham College is a rewarding way to give back your time and expertise for the benefit of our students and the city.

Applications close at 9 a.m. Monday 3rd June 2024.

Time commitment: 4 meetings per year

About the role.

Nottingham College, one of the UK's largest with 34,000 students across 10 campuses, emphasizes employment opportunities through innovative teaching and digital infrastructure. The Corporation Board (governor) plays a pivotal role in steering the college's strategic direction, ensuring financial stability, quality education, and community engagement. This is an active, not passive, role demanding oversight and proactive planning to meet evolving educational and governmental needs. The expert Board, representing diverse industries and backgrounds, meets four times yearly and oversees committees focused on learning, finance, governance, and more. Members commit to at least one committee based on skill expertise. In return for their dedication, members receive support and development opportunities, recognizing the crucial role of further education in national economic development and individual growth. Nottingham College is committed to unlocking potential through learning.

Who we are looking for.

As the college for Nottingham and the surrounding areas, we feel it is important you understand our city through having lived or worked here. It is a complex city, with pockets of high deprivation and low aspiration. But there is also a huge amount of untapped potential in Nottingham, and we consider it our duty to unearth talent and aspiration to enrich the lives of our local population.

To support our continued ambition, we are looking to appoint new Board Members (Governors) to our Corporation Board – the governing body of our College. We are specifically looking for talented people who can add value to the discussions which take place at the Board and its committees by providing support and challenge to our leadership through the appraisal of reports, plans and strategies. Based on our plans for Nottingham College we welcome interest from those with substantial leadership experience in the following sectors:

  • Education (FE Curriculum & Quality)
  • Audit (Professionally qualified)
  • Strategic HR (Employee relations, workforce planning & employment law)

Whilst having non-executive/board-level experience is desirable, what’s more important to us is your ability to work as part of our Board and provide the scrutiny required in an organisation of this size from a place of experience. As a Member of our Corporation Board, you will become an integral part of the governance and oversight at the College.

You should live or work locally to Nottingham as your attendance will be required at the meetings of the Corporation Board, which meets four times per year. All Members are expected to join a committee of the Board, plus attend a strategy day and an open day, which we can discuss this with you on your appointment.

Recognising the diversity of our city, we very much encourage the interest of candidates who will support us in our ambition to further diversify the leadership and governance of Nottingham College. We acknowledge there is work to do and working hard to ensure our decision-makers are reflective of the communities we serve. We were delighted to have recently been awarded an AoC Beacon Award for our work around well-being and inclusion, though know there is more to do.

Peridot Partners and Nottingham College are, together, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and our client expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate(s) will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references before any final offer can be made.

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 3rd June 2024.


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