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Current Opportunity - Governor - The Sheffield College

09 October 2020

AoC Create is currently recruiting to the governing body at The Sheffield College. The Sheffield College is seeking an outstanding individual with an accounting background to join its Governing Body. Their vision is transforming lives through learning, and they make a major contribution to the economy and vitality of the city by providing academic, vocational and professional courses, and apprenticeships, to approximately 16,000 young people and adults a year. More than 70% of their students stay on and work in the city. The annual economic impact of the College on the city is estimated at £321 million. The College has been commended for its partnership working with employers and having a curriculum that meets the skills needs of the city and labour market priorities. Being a Governor is a very important role. As well as acting as ambassadors for the College, Governors use their insights, skills, experience and ideas to widen our strategic perspective and to shape the College’s future development. The Governing Body is diverse, but we are keen to strengthen that diversity and would welcome applicants from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background. The vacancy for a new Governor will be available from June 2018. The College are looking for a professionally qualified accountant who is interested in and supportive of the mission and purpose of further education and who has experience of running or auditing or governing large organisations that are subject to charity or public sector scrutiny rules. The new Governor would confidently provide support and challenge to the senior team on financial matters and would be willing, in principle and after a suitable familiarisation period, to become Chair of the Governing Body’s Finance, Employment and General Purposes Committee, and to play an active role on finance on the Governing Body. He or she would be prepared to have their own activities as a Governor scrutinised by colleague members of the Governing Body. Appointments to the Governing Body are for two years in the first instance with the likelihood of extension to four years by mutual agreement. Being a Governor is a voluntary role so there is no remuneration other than reasonable out of pocket expenses. For more information please visit the dedicated microsite. Closing date for applications is 9 am Monday 21 May 2018 for consideration by the Search Committee of the Governing Body, with interviews to be held during the first fortnight of June. To arrange an informal discussion contact Lesley Lightfoot at or on 07748067344.