We are pleased to welcome you to the recruitment page for the East Coast College corporation. It is important that the Corporation is regularly refreshed so that it both represents the community it serves and has the skills and experience necessary to provide challenge and support to the College.
On this page you will find everything you will need to be able to make your application to become a governor.
It’s an exciting time to be part of the college, Lowestoft College and Great Yarmouth college merged to become East Coast College in August 2017 and Lowestoft Sixth Form College joined us in August 2018.
We offer a fantastic breadth and depth of subjects and vocational training – turning passion into profession.
What is a Governor?
The Education and Training Foundation has commissioned a short film explaining the benefits of being a Governor
Governor Role Description
Collectively, individual governors contribute their professional, specialist and general management skills to the Corporation (and its committees) in a non-executive role.
Comply with the Instrument and Articles of Government, Standing Orders and Code of Conduct and any other related governance policies and procedures.
Contribute to the business of the Governing Body in an effective, efficient, open and transparent manner; Represent and act in the best interests of the College at all times.
Abide by collective responsibility, no governor has the authority to speak or act on the College’s behalf unless specifically delegated to do so
Abide by the Nolan seven principles of public life.
To be a member of at least one Committee of the Corporation.
To be prepared to serve as the link governor for key cross-college areas, e.g. Health and Safety, safeguarding, equality and diversity.
To be prepared to engage with college staff and students through their consultative ‘voice’ forums.
To undertake training and development activities organized by both the College and external bodies, including Governor Away Days.
To participate in the life of the College by attendance at daytime and evening events such as concerts and shows, open evenings and achievement celebrations.
To take responsibility for background reading and research to keep abreast of policy and governance issues in the Further and Higher Education sector.
To attend Corporation and Committee meetings, governor training, induction and other events as required and this will equate to a commitment of around 1 day a month.
Meetings are generally held on a Tuesday evening at 5pm but there will also be some day time commitment.
Term of Office
A period of between 1 and 4 years; dependent on the needs of the Corporation at appointment, which may be renewed at its completion.
If you would like to join our governing body and be part of making a positive difference to local people’s life’s please send you CV and covering letter setting out your reasons for application to Director of Governance Wendy Stanger on email@example.com
College literature including Strategic Plan