Role: Chair of the Board of Governors (Custos)
Term of office: A maximum of two consecutive terms of office of four years.
In anticipation of the conclusion in 2019 of 10 successful years as Chair of the Governors, Colin Anderson welcomes the appointment of his successor.
With the recruitment of a new Head for Worksop College due to commence in August 2018 it is expected that the person appointed will join the Board as Chair Designate and participate in the recruitment of a new Head before taking on the leadership of the Board of Governors no later than September 2019.
It is expected that the new Chair will quickly foster positive relationships with the Board of Governors, currently made up of 10 Members (three of whom are parents of pupils at Worksop College or Ranby House) and representatives of the Executive.
Noted as the most crucial relationship is the one between the Chair and the Head where both formal and informal meetings, discussions and reviews will form the basis of this critical friendship.
To enable the relationships between the Chair and Head, Board and Executive to be progressive and beneficial, it is essential that the next Chair of the Board of Governors has extensive experience of non-executive exposure and engagement. It is preferable that they have experience of board or committee leadership as well as an understanding of corporate governance from the public or private sector.
The time commitment is varied, though the appointed candidate should expect to spend the equivalent of approximately one day each week on duties associated with the role, which might include meeting preparation, discussions with the Head or fellow Governors, responding to emails or attendance at meetings or functions. A professional Clerk to the Governors supports the Board.
The Board of Governors meets at least once per term and there are termly meetings of the Finance and General Purposes Committee, Education Committee and Governance and Nominations Committee. Other Committees which meet as required are Investment, Audit and Salaries.
All Committees are responsible for governance across both Worksop College and Ranby House.
If you have substantial experience of executive leadership and non-executive oversight and have the time and capacity to lead the Board of this truly exceptional organisation, we would welcome a discussion with you.