Director of Governance

Waltham Forest College

Director of Governance

Competitive salary

 At Waltham Forest College we strive to make a positive impact on our local communities and to be the first choice for vocational excellence. With an income of around £23m, a broad offer and a focus on outstanding teaching, learning and support, we make a huge impact on the success and well-being of our learners, employers and local communities.

Our ongoing journey of transformation over the last few years has brought about impressive successes in our learners’ outcomes and an aspirational culture with a passionate, committed workforce. In addition, we have developed a superb campus, increased our learner numbers year on year and strengthened our platform for future development.

This is an exciting opportunity for a new Director of Corporate Governance to support, shape and further develop our talented, progressive Board of Governors. The new postholder will be vital to the future success of our college and will provide an essential link between governance, leadership and our vision and strategy, providing sound advice to the Board whilst working effectively with the Principal/ CEO and the SLT. There is ample opportunity to bring new ideas and innovation to enhance the Board’s performance and to ensure outstanding governance.

The successful candidate will have excellent administrative, organisational and interpersonal skills, with the ability to prioritise their workload and to work independently on their own initiative. We are seeking to appoint a forward-thinking individual with experience of committee work and up-to-date knowledge of governance, legal frameworks and ethics, within Further Education or a transferrable sector. Progressive and keen to add value, you will be a completer-finisher with a “can do” attitude and the ability to research future developments.

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Closing deadline for applications is Sunday 15 November 2020

Final selection will take place either virtually or in the college at a date TBC in mid-late November in 2020

Key information

Salary: Competitive
Location: London
Organisation: Waltham Forest College
Closing date: 15 Nov 2020
Posted on: 16 Oct 2020

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  • Bernie Cullen
    Recruitment Manager

For a confidential conversation about this opportunity, please contact Bernie Cullen on 07867 178735 or

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