Hammersmith, Greater London
Unremunerated with reasonable expenses
Job description

About West London College:

Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College - known as West London College - is a large general and further education college with four main campuses at Hammersmith, Ealing, Southall and Park Royal. The College covers 12 miles across West London and enjoys a positive relationship with both of its respective local authorities; Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham.

At the last inspection, the College was graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted and internal self-assessment assessment continues to report a realistic view of the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. Courses are offered in most subject sector areas, with the significant majority being those up to, and including, level two. Around three quarters of all enrolments are for adult learners, mostly studying part-time with the College. Of the students who are studying predominately on 16-19 full-time programmes, these are mostly in vocational areas.

The College intends to build on its emerging specialisms, particularly around construction and the built environment where it has been awarded the Mayor’s Construction Academy kite-mark for the quality of provision. Through the positive relationships with the two major London boroughs, increased 14-16 and High Needs student numbers are highly likely due to exceptional student experience provided at the College.

Having worked hard to rescue the College from financial disaster, and through the appointment of a new Chair, refreshed Board of Governors, CEO & Principal and executive team the they are in a far stronger position and ready to launch an exciting new strategy which will see the College, once again, become a leader of FE in London. 

About the roles:

As Vice Chair of the Curriculum, Quality & Performance Committee you will support the Committee Chair in providing leadership of committee members and the business of the Committee. It is expected you will come with significant experience of leadership or inspection of further education and skills and provide high-quality support and challenge to the College’s leadership team.

As a Governor with a professional qualification in finance, accounting and/or audit, you will support the continued improvement of college finances through applying your expertise and professional knowledge to discussions and decision-making at the Board and its committees.

Governors act in line with the Nolan Principles and with collective responsibility to contribute to the educational character, academic direction, strategic planning and mission of the College, as well as have oversight of its business, financial health, risk and reputation. You will attend 6 Board meetings a year and join at least one Committee (Audit; Finance & General Purposes; Curriculum, Quality & Performance; Remuneration; Search & Governance). You should also be available outside of those meetings for any other business, as well as attending College events. The term of office is four years.

For more information and details on how to apply, please visit the Further Education Governor Recruitment page on Peridot Partners' website via the application method on this site.

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West London College Board Member Information Pack (.pdf)
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Refreshed on: 14 January 2021
Closing date: 28 February 2021
Tags: Finance, Trustees
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