College Governor, Waltham Forest

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Sir George Monoux CollegeWaltham Forest

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

At Sir George Monoux Sixth Form College, we are determined to ensure that all of our students reach their full potential and develop the skills and personality to lead successful futures. Based in Walthamstow, London, we serve a diverse body of about 1700 learners, aged 16-19. For more information about our College please look at our website as

In mid to late 2021, three of our most experienced Governors (Members of the Corporation) will reach the end of the maximum term of office at our College. These include the Chair of Governors and two Vice Chairs. In mid 2022, two other experienced Governors will also leave. With this in mind, we are planning a succession process now so that the Corporation (the Governing Body) remains an effective and cohesive leadership body, able to address, with our senior staff, the challenges we will inevitably face. 

To help with our succession strategy, we wish to recruit an exceptional individual who has significant experience of chairing, either a board, committee or similar body in an organisation of at least similar size and complexity. This may be someone from the public, private of charity sector. A connection with the area served by the College would be an advantage, as would knowledge of education. 

Experience in one of the following would also be an advantage. 

• Financial management and/or oversight in an organisation of a similar size. 

• Audit, either as an experienced auditor or as a member of an audit committee; 

• Senior experience in education, particularly post-16 education.

To be considered, applicants will also need strong personal qualities, including sound judgment, good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

The estimated time commitment is the equivalent of approximately one day a month. This includes attendance at six Corporation meetings a year – three are evening meetings and three are on Saturday mornings – and attendance at one or two Corporation sub-committees, which meet termly. 

We welcome applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds. Detailed information about this position is available on the College website at This position is voluntary and unremunerated, although expenses can be claimed in line with the College’s expenses policy 

If you are interested in this role please send a letter of no more than two sides of A4 together with your CV and a completed Skills and Experience Matrix available with the background information to Robert Smith, Clerk to the Corporation at  The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 31st July 2019. 

We have a strong commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students. All appointments will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance

More about Sir George Monoux College
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Chingford Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 5AA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 5233544
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Sir George Monoux College is a Sixth Form College, catering for 16-19 year olds, situated in the North East London Borough of Waltham Forest, which borders Epping Forest. It is located on a single 17.5 acre site in Walthamstow. The main building is s...