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Volunteer Governors needed to make a difference to our College's development

East Coast College


Posted over 30 days ago...

Governors help us achieve our purpose - to transform individuals and build communities through education.. Board experience is not required, with a detailed induction and training provided.


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Lowestoft, NR32 2NB

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

A little bit about us: East Coast College is a well-established further education college with campuses in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth, offering a fantastic breadth and depth of subjects and technical and professional training for schools leavers and adults up to degree level. A little bit about the Governor role: Our Governors role is to support and challenge and help the College achieve its strategic objectives. The Board includes independent governors, CEO/Principal and staff and student governors. Collectively, individual governors contribute their professional, specialist and general management skills. Time Commitment - Our meetings tend to be for a couple of hours on a Tues morning starting at 9am with 4 Full Board meetings, 4 Committee meetings and 1 Full Away Day a year in person. (Associate Governor - If you can not commit the amount of time required for a full governor we are also looking for Governors to bring their specialist knowledge and experience to our committees such as Audit. This committee meets 3 times a year on Teams on a Tues morning starting at 9am.) As a Governor your annual commitment includes: Minimum attendance target of 80%  Participation in:

Learning Walks, celebrations and meetings with staff and students strategic planning  self-assessment and review of the College and the Corporation, self and Chair training sessions and reading briefing and reference documents circulated to you by the Director of Governance feedback on events and meetings and suggesting improvements where appropriate Acting as advocates for the College in the wider Community

We need Governors who can live our values and become part of 'Team ECC.' Our Values Aspirational – Being supportive, exploring potential and challenging ourselves daily. Respectful – Acting with compassion, being inclusive, and welcoming others in our learning community and to our environment. Professional – Putting team first, acting with integrity, developing our expertise and having a focused work ethic. Successful – Determining our ambition, achieving excellence and continually raising standards.

What are we looking for?

Skills in need: If you are interested please get in touch whatever your skill set We are also looking for those with skills and knowledge in areas such as:

Education SEND Safeguarding Finance Audit Estate Development and Strategic/business Planning

What difference will you make?

Why become a governor? Team ECC's Board supports the College team to make a significant and lasting impact on education and the community we serve. It is an exciting time to join the Board we are refreshing and refocusing our Strategy, have a number of exciting projects in development including the redevelopment of our Great Yarmouth campus and are looking to move from Ofsted Good towards aspects of outstanding. As a governor you will develop valuable experience in governance and leadership whilst collaborating with other dedicated individuals who share a passion for education and the region.    


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