Corporation Member - Governor

Role Overview:
Oaklands College is seeking two Corporation members. The first vacancy is for an experienced individual with curriculum and quality experience in a Further Education (FE) setting at a senior manager level. The second vacancy is for an individual with appropriate skills to contribute to our Finance and Resources Committee or Audit Committee. As a Governor, you will play a crucial role in the strategic development and oversight of the college, contributing to the success and growth of our educational institution.

About the College:
Oaklands College is a rapidly growing general Further Education College, with a proud heritage which stretches back over 100 years. The College has recently been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and has a significant capital development programme underway at the St Albans Campus. We are proud of our highly developed partnership working with key stakeholders and that the College is recognised as a significant regional provider with a profound impact on communities, businesses, and the overall local economy.

General Responsibilities
• Attend regular board meetings and actively contribute to discussions on matters affecting the College.
• Engage in continuous professional development to stay informed about developments in Further Education.
• If required, represent the College at external events and liaise with stakeholders, fostering positive relationships within the community.

Qualifications and Experience:
• For Curriculum and Quality Committee: Senior management experience within an FE setting with a strong understanding of trends in the FE sector, curriculum development, student engagement, teaching, learning and assessment and quality assurance.
• For Finance and Resources Committee / Audit Committee: Significant financial experience in the areas of budgeting, financial planning, and resource management.
• Commitment to the values and mission of the College.

Personal Attributes:

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

• Strategic thinking and the ability to contribute to long-term planning.

• Integrity, objectivity, and a commitment to high standards of governance.

• Ability to operate at a strategic level, as opposed to operational.

Time Commitment:

• Governors commit to attending regular board meetings, committee meetings, and engaging in relevant training and development opportunities.

• The current meeting frequency for the relevant committee meetings is:

• Finance and Resources Committee - 4 meetings over the year

• Curriculum and Quality Committee – 6 meeting over the year

• Corporation (Full Governing Board) – 3 routine meetings over the year, plus two strategy days

If you are passionate about education, possess the required experience, and are eager to contribute to the success of Oaklands College, we invite you to apply for these fulfilling positions.

For an informal chat - Please contact the college and ask to speak with Joseph Maggs. 

Safeguarding Statement:

Oaklands College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Employment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory safeguarding checks.

Please note, we are unable to accept CVs as form of an application, when applying for a position please ensure you complete all the required fields on the application form attached and email to