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Welbeck - Defence Sixth Form CollegeLeicestershire
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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: The role is voluntary
Contract term: Fixed Term

Appointment of Elected Non-Executive Governor

Contract term:   Subject to the regulations of the Governors’ Charter

The Board of Governors of Welbeck – The Defence Sixth Form College is seeking to appoint an Elected Non-Executive Governor for this unique College.  The College’s mission is ‘To inspire, educate and develop Sixth Form students in order to maximise their potential for success within the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme’; therefore, the elected person will be expected to demonstrate a strong affinity for Defence, a passion for the development and/or education of young people, and a understanding of the importance of a STEM education at sixth form level, and its particular relevance to the College’s curriculum. 

This appointment is being made to replace a retiring member of the Board who gave outstanding service through her experiences and skills as an acoustic engineer and Past President of the Women’s Engineering Society and International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists. This is a voluntary, unpaid role, and associated approved expenses can be reclaimed.  Service or employment within Defence, either previous or current, is not required. The Board is keen that the person appointed to this vacancy will improve the diversity of the Board and bring experience and skills from outside the Ministry of Defence in order to support the Board in exercising its duties and ensuring due diligence.  The ability to visit the College frequently, and other establishment occasionally, will be important. 

For further information on becoming a governor can be downloaded from our website: The closing date for applications is 18th October, 2018. 

Welbeck - The Defence Sixth Form College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and governors to share this commitment.   Before any appointment is confirmed, appropriate checks, which are commensurate with this role, will be conducted; this will include a DBS disclosure (enhanced) and Prohibition from Management checks.  

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