Associate 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 www.sgmc.ac.uk

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 and three Associate Governors. Associate Governors are fully involved in the work of the Governing Body, but are unable to vote.  It’s expected that these Associate Governors, subject to satisfactory attendance and performance, will become full Members of the Corporation in mid to late 2021. 

We are particularly keen to receive applications from people who have experience:

• of financial management and/or oversight in an organisation of a similar size;

• of audit, either as an experienced auditor or membership of an audit committee; 

• in a senior role in education, particularly post-16 education.

Living or working in the local area will also be an advantage. 

In addition, to be considered you will need to have an interest in the education of young people. You also need strong personal qualities including sound judgment, good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

You need to be absolutely certain that you can contribute the time required as a Corporation Member. The estimated time commitment is the equivalent of 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 https://www.sgmc.ac.uk/jobs/job.asp?jobID=92 

This position is voluntary and unremunerated, although expenses can be claimed in line with the College’s expenses policy. 

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

The closing date for applications is Monday 24th June 2019. 

Interviews will be held in the week beginning on Monday 1st July. 

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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...