College Governor, South London

Closing date:Expiring soon

Merton CollegeSouth London

Date posted:
Start date: Asap
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

South Thames Colleges Group (STCG) is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities.We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do. STCG is keen to hear from people who are interested in becoming a governor and can contribute to the work of the Board. We are looking for hard-working and collaborative people to join our team and through their challenge and scrutiny help our students to progress and achieve.

The Corporation (Governing Body) is made up of individuals who are committed to education and training and volunteer their time and act in the best interests of the College and its learners. The role of a college governor is unremunerated (apart from reimbursement of expenses) but is extremely rewarding in terms of personal satisfaction. It provides the opportunity to help shape the strategic direction of STCG whilst ensuring that its educational provision meets the needs of the students and the wider community. 

The Corporation operates as a non-executive Board and has specific responsibilities for overseeing the strategic direction of the College, its performance and financial health. Governors help to drive up the performance of the College by attending regular meetings and participating in active scrutiny and questioning. Governor appointments are based on skills – such as audit, finance, legal, or curriculum - and an ability to contribute at strategic level.

STCG is currently recruiting to fill two vacancies- one for a qualified accountant or someone with significant financial experience. For the other vacancy professional qualifications such as audit, law, surveying, estate management, HR, marketing, management skills or an education background would all be very useful but are not essential. 

The time commitment will be approximately 10 days a year for reading meeting papers and attending Corporation and Committee Meetings, away days and training and networking events. 

For more information please contact Helen Meredith, Head of Governance, by e-mail to human.resources@stcg.ac.uk. Please include the job title in the subject line so that we can direct you email quickly.



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Address: South Thames College, Morden Park, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5QX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8918 7177
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Merton College is the new name of South Thames College’s Merton Campus and is a part of the South Thames Colleges Group. The Group was formed on 1 August 2017 when Carshalton College, Kingston College, and South Thames College merged, creating one of...