Chair of the Corporation and Governor Opportunities

Chair, plus Governor requirements in HR, Finance, Higher Education, Media/Marketing

Non- remunerated voluntary roles (expenses paid)

East Coast College is a well-established further education college based in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth. It is financially stable with an Ofsted rating of ‘good’ and on the journey to reach outstanding

The College offers fantastic breadth and depth of subjects at all levels with technical and professional training to degree level in partnership with the University of Suffolk and excellent progression opportunities

The College offers specialist Maritime, Energy and offshore training centres and has become a centre of excellence for energy, engineering and offshore skills training.

We are now seeking a new Chair who is both strategic and influential and will lead us on the next part of our journey. We also require new Governors to complement the skills within our Board and particularly welcome expressions of interest from people with a strong background in HR, Finance (fully qualified Accountant), Higher Education and Media/Marketing.

You may not have thought about a role like this before but your experience (alongside our other Board members) can help us shape the future of our college. You must have experience of working strategically, and have a real passion for making a difference as well as an affinity with the local and regional area.

You are not required to have Governor experience as you will benefit from a well-supported induction and training programme. All we need is your experience and time! In return you will work with a great team of people and gain insight into a range of strategic college aspects as well as make a positive impact on the local community and wider economy.

We are keen to attract people from different backgrounds with varied experience and skills . We also wish to increase participation of women and ethnic minorities on the Board.

For a confidential conversation about these opportunities, please contact Lesley Lightfoot on 07748 067 344  or Natalie Gee on 07824 845 074

For more information about East Coast College and their vision, mission and values please click here


Below is the recent East Coast College online virtual open day to give you a flavour of the college and to meet some of their staff and students.

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For a confidential conversation about these opportunities, please contact Lesley Lightfoot on 07748 067 344  or Natalie Gee on 07824 845 074

Closing deadline for applications is Sunday 27 September 2020

Interviews will take place on the week commencing Monday 12 October 2020

Key information

Salary: Voluntary (Expenses Paid)
Location: Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth
Organisation: East Coast College
Closing date: 27 Sep 2020
Posted on: 21 Aug 2020

Contact us

  • Natalie Gee
    Senior Recruitment Manager
  • Lesley Lightfoot
    Recruitment Manager

For a confidential conversation about this great opportunity please contact Natalie Gee at or call 07824 845 074 or Lesley Lightfoot at or call 07748 067344

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