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Board Member Reaseheath College and University Centre

Reaseheath College and University Centre
Nantwich, Cheshire
Volunteer role. Unpaid except for travel and other expenses related to the role.
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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Reaseheath College and University Centre is a specialist land-based and technical college with over 100 years of leading technical education and training.  Our reach is local, regional and national across Further and Higher Education and Apprenticeships.

There is an increasing focus on vital national missions such as Food Security and a Sustainable Environment with specialist land based colleges at the forefront of tackling these challenges.

The “Reaseheath Experience” offers a supportive culture whilst bringing to life the colleges core mission of Industry Focused and Career Ready. Working closely with employers and ensuring our students develop Career Ready Behaviours is at the heart of our work and intent.

The Reaseheath College Board, led by the Chair, provides support and challenge to the operational executive team led by the Principal. Working with the Principal and the executive team, the Board sets the strategic direction of the College and monitors College performance by setting targets and agreeing key performance indicators.

The role of Board member provides ongoing oversight as part of the Board to ensure that the college delivers a quality service to its students, apprentices, employers, and other stakeholders.  It also ensures that public money is used appropriately, that the college remains financially sustainable and complies with its legal and statutory duties.

We are seeking to appoint Board members for the upcoming academic year to support our new three-year strategic plan. Operating within a governance framework that promotes unity and constructive challenge, we are in search of individuals with expertise in accountancy/finance and risk management.

Core Values/Behaviours

Collaboration to be able to work with others with a range of skills to create a common vision to solve problems and achieve college objectives.

Inclusivity to include the full range of perspectives from others to inform decision-making and maintain an inclusive culture throughout the college.

Transparency to communicate with openness, clarity and honesty, to welcome feedback from students and other stakeholders and to encourage these principles throughout the college. 

Critical thinking to seek out different information sources and points of view and to ask questions to clarify ideas and check their validity.

Performance focused to set challenging but achievable goals and standards for personal performance and the performance of others, with a focus on the achievement of college objectives.

Strategic Thinking to contribute in a way that reflects a broad and future-focused perspective, anticipating risks and opportunities in setting objectives and priorities.

Ethical Leadership to model the ‘Nolan Principles’ of public life in all college-related activities.

Stakeholder Relationship Oversight and Management to understand and value the importance of building and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders and to proactively support the college to do so.

Emotional and Social Intelligence to recognise their own and others feelings, to manage creative tensions between board members and relate effectively and constructively.

Effective Communication to listen to other perspectives, be able to tailor ways of communicating to meet audience needs and to demonstrate openness in communicating with others.



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Reaseheath College
North West
United Kingdom

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