Director of Governance

About the Role

The Director of Governance is a Senior Postholder to the RNN Group College Board with a central role to perform ensuring effective governance of the College Group.

In this role you will be responsible to the Board with a central role in ensuring that its proceedings are conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Instrument and Articles of Government, rules and regulations made under the Articles, the relevant Education Acts (as modified or replaced from time to time) and the general law.

You will…

You will have a strong understanding and significant experience of corporate governance, with the ability to contribute strategically to the development of the College in its intention to become `outstanding’.

You must have experience of providing authoritative advice and advocacy within the area of governance, have strong written and oral communication skills and the confidence to challenge others and knowledge of current developments in FE and charity governance.

You will have a relevant degree and/or professional qualification (i.e. e.g. The Chartered Governance Institute) and Chartered Secretary status or holder of a similar, relevant qualification and a Level 2 (or equivalent) qualification in English and Maths.

Department Info

The role of Director of Governance is accountable to the Board, through the Chair, on all matters relating to the duties as an officer of the Board and supports the Board and its members in evaluating their effectiveness and gives advice on developments within the sector.

Our excellent benefits and rewards package:

  • Access to local government pension scheme
  • Up to 50 days annual leave per year (pro-rata for part time workers) including closure during Christmas period
  • Access to our gyms, restaurants and salons
  • Staff health & wellbeing and benefits schemes including in-house Occupational Health service
  • Full, part time and flexible working hours available in many roles
  • Parking available at all of our sites
  • Fantastic career development opportunities including funding for teacher training, apprenticeships and various other industry recognised qualifications

What is the RNN Group?

RNN Group’s main goal is to be an ‘outstanding’ education and training provider and this is at the heart of everything that we do. To help us achieve this we are looking to recruit highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic individuals to join our existing teams. To be a part of the team at RNN Group we will expect you to be committed to our values too;

  • We are Inclusive,
  • We have Integrity,
  • We Deliver,
  • We are One Team.

We are OFSTED ‘Good’ (November 2022)

We celebrate diversity and are proud to have been recognised as Investors in Diversity for our work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.  This means that you’d be working in a supportive environment that encourages, recognises and celebrates effort, achievement and cooperative attitudes. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, faith or disability. We are also proud to be part of the Disability Confidence Scheme.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, vulnerable adults and young people. All new employees will be required undertake a DBS check and other associated checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance.

All candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK.

Closing date: Monday 26 February 2024 at 12:00 Noon – if you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted within a week of the closing date.

If you require further information about this vacancy please contact the HR department on 01709 722750 or

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.