Governor / Co-opted member with audit or finance expertise at South Staffordshire College

Governor / Co-opted member with audit or finance expertise at South Staffordshire College

Trustee/Governor
J97659
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Financial management
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning

Where

Penkridge, ST19 5PH
Remote opportunity, or mainly at home.

Time

Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week

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Are you passionate about education and supporting the lives of young people and adults through education? Can you join us in delivering our vision to transform people’s lives?

What will you be doing?

Join the College governing body as a full Governor or as a Co-opted Audit Committee member to make a positive difference to our students and communities.

We are looking to engage with people with the passion and interest in supporting the lives of young people and adults through education and who will constructively challenge the senior leadership team, by asking the right questions and enabling the team to think differently about the future of the college, our people, students, stakeholders and our communities.

As an Audit Committee member:

  • you will have a professional qualification in finance, audit or similar
  • strong risk analysis and management skills and knowledge to be able to oversee the College’s risk identification and mitigation processes
  • experience in overseeing the internal and/or external audit and control processes
  • financial oversight skills to support the effective assessment and monitoring of the college’s financial performance

Previous board experience is not essential and training and support will be provided. 

Location: Audit Committee meetings take place remotely, via Microsoft Teams.  4 Meetings per year. 

Board Meetings normally take place in person.

Remuneration: Unpaid, voluntary with reasonable expenses reimbursed.

What are we looking for?

As an Audit Committee member:

  • you will have a professional qualification in finance, audit or similar
  • strong risk analysis and management skills and knowledge to be able to oversee the College’s risk identification and mitigation processes
  • experience in overseeing the internal and/or external audit and control processes
  • financial oversight skills to support the effective assessment and monitoring of the college’s financial performance 

More generally:

  • enthusiasm for our vision and purpose and a willingness to lead according to our values - Our Values are to be Supportive, Transparent, Ambitious, Respectful and Sustainable
  • an active interest and commitment to further education and embedding a learning culture and being committed to improving quality and raising standards
  • be a strategic thinker who thinks creatively and critically and triangulates evidence, who exercises good, independent judgement and asks probing questions
  • strong personal commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, modelling the Nolan principles in all college related activity
  • seeks to work inclusively, collaboratively and transparently to create a common vision to achieve college objectives
  • effective communication skills and willingness to participate actively in discussion as well as listen carefully to others
  • willingness to promote the college within the community it serves and develop relationships across the college and externally
  • willingness to work within a framework of collective decision-making and to act in the best interests of the college.

What difference will you make?

Bring your financial expertise to provide independent support and oversight of the College’s assurance arrangements, framework of governance, risk management and control processes.

Before you apply

Please contact us through REACH with any questions. If you would like to apply please provide a brief email explaining why you are interested in this role and your relevant experience.

Causes
  • Education
  • Organisation type: 
    Educational body

    South Staffordshire College is a general Further Education College, which serves the needs of learners, communities and businesses across a large geographic area within Staffordshire. Our core...