Senior Level
Chair Elect
Hull College Group

Salary: Voluntary Role

Closing Date: Friday, 21 July 2017

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a) The Chair will set a culture of collaboration, high performance and engagement with College stakeholders.

b) Lead the Corporation as a team to ensure that College business is carried out efficiently and effectively to meet the performance expected.

c) Ensure that the Corporation sets the vision, strategic direction, objectives and performance indicators for the college, and works collaboratively with the Chief Executive, Clerk and SLT to achieve this;

d) Ensure that the Corporation assesses and challenges the college’s performance against its strategic objectives and performance indicators and holds to account the leadership team;

e) Ensure effective monitoring and maintenance of the financial health of the Group.

f) Establish purposeful engagement with external stakeholders and act as ambassador on behalf of the Corporation.

Performance Management

a) Engage in constructive and supportive working relationships with the Chief Executive and the Clerk and undertake the line management of both appointees.

b) Facilitate and support governors links with Senior Leadership Team appointees

c) Work with the Clerk to ensure that the Corporation reviews its own performance and processes;

d) In conjunction with the Clerk support, develop and review the engagement of Corporation members, and performance effectiveness of the Corporation

e) Participate in the review of his/her own performance as Chair.

Standards and Conduct

a) Act fairly and impartially in the best interests of the Corporation and the business as a whole;

b) Work with the Clerk to ensure that the Corporation conducts itself transparently and in accordance with the `Nolan’ principles of public life and promote these by example;

c) Work with the Clerk to ensure that any conflict of interest is identified and managed appropriately;

Personal Qualities Required

a) Recognition of the importance and value of technical and professional education A

b) Experience of leadership in a senior role E/E

c) Ability to think strategically E/E d) Experience of organisational corporate governance, scrutiny and accountability K; E/E

e) Demonstrate business and financial acumen K;S

f) Reflective and enabling leader and manager A

g) Ability to champion the business across diverse stakeholders A;K;S

h) Experience of chairing meetings effectively

i) Expertise and knowledge of performance management of senior staff K;E/E

j) Provide diplomacy and advocacy in public relations on behalf of the Business A;S

k) Knowledge and understanding of the communities the College serves and the nature of the Business K

We will provide;

• A comprehensive induction programme;

• Opportunity to shadow the current chair opportunities for you to enhance and deepen your knowledge and skills of the sector and the effectiveness of Governance;

• Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with the College’s policy.


Thank you for your interest in becoming the Chair of the new Board of Governors for Hull College. If you would like to progress with an application please complete and return the accompanying form. The closing date for applications is 21 July 2017 and a selection process will be held during the week commencing 31 July 2017. For more information please contact: Lottie Thompson, Head of Legal and Governance, Hull College Tel: 01482 381945 Email:

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