AoC Board Chair

AoC Executive Recruitment
Work From Home
£25,000 Per Year
01 Oct 2020 08:54
25 Oct 2020 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Governor / Chair/ Clerk
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
Organisational Type
Member Organisation

AoC Board Chair

AoC Board Chair

Association of Colleges

Salary: £25,000

Time Commitment: 4 -6 days per month

The Association of Colleges (AoC) is the national voice for colleges and exists to promote and support their interests. Everything AoC does is aimed at helping colleges provide the best possible experience and outcomes for students and employers and to fulfil their roles as community assets and anchor institutions. We believe that every community should be supported by a successful and sustainable college, which develops students, delivers relevant skills, and supports stronger communities, social justice, employers and the economy.

This is an exciting time to join AoC. Member satisfaction is high with members more actively engaged with our policy and campaign work than ever before, and we have very strong and productive relationships with government and its agencies.

Colleges transform 2.2 million lives every year across the UK and have always played a vital civic role at the heart of their communities. They empower people throughout their lives with the skills they need to get on in life, support better productivity and innovation of businesses, and strengthen every community’s sense of place. Colleges are central to driving a fairer, more sustainable and more prosperous society, and it is crucial that we position colleges to meet the challenges of the future.

This is a post which provides a unique opportunity to take an integral role in a membership organisation created by colleges themselves, and is vital in supporting AoC in its mission to champion and support the sector by enhancing colleges’ reputation, leading policy thinking, influencing decision-makers, advising colleges and sharing good practice.

We are seeking a strong ambassador and an experienced communicator who demonstrates a high level of interpersonal and networking skills that will ensure a strong public profile for AoC. As Chair you will work closely with the Chief Executive and AoC President to oversee the implementation of AoC’s aims, objectives and goals as set out in our recently published strategic plan to 2023, whilst overseeing delivery of effective governance and providing leadership for the Board.

Whilst a college background is not essential to this post, you will evidence an understanding of and commitment to the education and training sector, a passion for enriching lives through learning and an authentic approach to dealing with all stakeholders. You will also demonstrate a steadfast commitment to the Nolan Principles and to AoC’s mission and vision, ensuring the success of AoC, our members and their students.

If you believe that you have the experience, skills and background to support the Association through its next phase of development, then we encourage you to contact the team for a conversation.

AoC is committed to providing equal opportunities and embracing diversity. We encourage applications from everyone and will not discriminate against any applicants on the basis of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.  To service our members and their students well, we need a workforce and Board that is more representative of those we serve. That’s why we welcome applications from everyone, from all backgrounds, who share our vision and values and want to be a part of this journey with us.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend any interview, please let us know.

For a confidential conversation about this great opportunity please contact Hilary Clifford at  or call 07387 103 459 or Natalie Gee at or call 07824 845 074

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Closing Date: Sunday 25 October 2020

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