Have you considered being a Governor?

Governors make a difference and we are looking for volunteers to work with us who can use their skills and experience to help the College grow and flourish. Previous board experience is not required.

We are looking for Finance/Audit experience and for those that have community links and links to key industries.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your CV and covering letter setting out reasons for application to Wendy Stanger on w.stanger@eastcoast.ac.uk or for more information, visit the ECC Governors page.

Becoming a Governor

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.

Time Commitment

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 applying to Director of Governance Wendy Stanger on w.stanger@eastcoast.ac.uk

Instrument & articles

Standing orders


Corporation & Governors


College literature including Strategic Plan

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