APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT GOVERNORS
City College Plymouth is looking to appoint a number of Independent Governors. As a Member of the Governing Body you will make a positive contribution to helping us achieve our mission, engage fully with our strategic decision making processes, and be an important ambassador to the College. If you think your skills and experience could contribute to the College’s continuing success then we would like to hear from you.
We know the most effective governing body is a diverse one that properly represents the multi-faceted nature of our society. We celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion, and welcome candidates from all communities. For this non remunerated role, we will reimburse out of pocket expenses.
How to Apply
To register your interest, please send a covering letter with a CV, or to arrange an informal conversation, please email Liz Wiltshire-Meads at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Interviews will take place on Thursday 24 October.
Innovative and at the fore of technical and professional education and training, City College Plymouth plays a central role in the educational, cultural and economic life of the region and works with strategic partners to facilitate growth, raise aspirations and foster wealth creation.
With a national reputation for promoting enterprise, employability and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the College offers a wide range of academic and vocational courses in a variety of subjects and levels, including basic skills in English and maths, Apprenticeships and university-level provision.
Employer focused with a curriculum to reflect skills and workforce needs, the College has been successful in bids for developments to support key sectors including marine engineering through the Institute of Technology, Maths Centre for Excellence provision (one of only 20 in the country) and completion of the Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM Exciting developments that join the College's existing provision to support businesses of all sizes across a broad range of industries.
A vibrant City, the College replicates this through support of businesses with its highly skilled workforce to drive sustainable economic growth. The College works with the City Council to support its ambition of becoming a leading business destination through collaboration and positive and proactive partnerships resulting in first-class training which is relevant to business needs and prepares people for the real work environment.
Responding with agility and flexibility, the College revels in being a leading force in the City raising aspirations and driving regional economic growth and productivity.
The College is rated ‘Good with outstanding features’ by Ofsted, holds the TEF Gold award for its university-level programmes, and its Apprenticeship provision achieved the top spot for achievement in the South West in the Government’s national achievement rate tables for 2017/18.
The Governing Body
The Governing Body at City College Plymouth is constituted as a further education corporation. The Board is composed of 18 governors who have experience of further and higher education, commercial and public service sectors and a range of professional practices. The Board has ultimate responsibility for decisions which shape College strategy, and for ensuring the proper and effective use of resources. The Board has a structure of five committees to undertake strategic business control and monitoring:
Governors are recruited taking into account, wherever possible, equality and diversity issues. The Nominations and Governance Committee consider individual’s skills and experience to make certain there is a fit with the mission, vision and objectives of the College. High standards of ethical, personal and corporate conduct are expected from members, in accordance with the Standards in Public Life, commonly referred to as the ‘Nolan’ principles. All governors are encouraged to participate in development and training programmes, briefings, seminars and workshops.
The Role of Governors
Governors have a responsibility to:
Governor Person Specification
In order to fulfil its remit, Governing Body will seek to appoint members with a variety of skills and experience from industry and commerce, the professions, and education. Governors are required to demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, integrity and behaviour, as outlined in the Code of Conduct, which includes:
Governors are expected to attend as many meetings of the Corporation as possible, which meets at least four times per year, usually in the afternoon/evening on a Monday. Governors are also encouraged to take on additional responsibilities, as members of Committees and Working Groups of the Corporation and as Link Governors. Governors are also expected to occasionally attend development events, away days (including the annual Governors’ Away Day) and City College Plymouth events, by agreement with the Chair of the Committee or the Clerk to the Corporation. Per annum this amounts to a minimum of approximately 9 hours preparation and meeting time, per month.