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College Governor (Chair of Curriculum & Quality Committee)

College Governor (Chair of Curriculum & Quality Committee)

Contract Type: Voluntary position with approved travel expenses included.           

Hours: Up to 15 hours per month.

Location: Cheshire College – South & West (Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester Campuses)

Cheshire College are seeking a new Chair for Curriculum & Quality to take over from the impactful current postholder, who has been in post for eight years. As well as providing general scrutiny, challenge, and strategic input to steer the College forwards as a member of our talented Governing Body, this role will lead governance input with relation to curriculum and quality matters.

The College has an excellent platform to excel and reach ever-greater heights, and the Governing Body plays a key role in the future direction and success of the College.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience of working at a senior, strategic level within the Further Education sector.
  • Bring additional, effective support and challenge to ensure that the education and training programmes are delivered in a high-quality way, with continuous improvement and innovative practice.
  • Have a values-driven approach and a focus on putting students first.

Governance experience is not essential as governance training will be provided.

About Cheshire College

Cheshire College – South & West is the largest further education provider in the region. With three cutting-edge Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester, the College offers a wide range of Further and Higher Education programmes, as well as apprenticeships, bespoke training for businesses and programmes for international students.

Through its expert teaching and state-of-the-art facilities, the College makes a significant impact on the local businesses, economy, and the individual students and their families, and is viewed as an anchor institution in the community.

Since Cheshire College was created following the successful merger of two predecessor colleges in 2017, the College has strived for innovation in everything they do. With a total investment of £165m to date, their Ellesmere Port Campus is home to a bespoke Construction and Motor Vehicle workshop in partnership with key employers, the Crewe Campus has recently unveiled a state-of-the-art hospital ward and the Chester Campus boasts the Digital Hub; offering a range of computer science and IT training for students of all ages.

The build work continues across all Campuses as the College has a 3-year investment programme valued at £30m to ensure students continue to have access to the best possible resources and environment. As well as this, Cheshire College is the lead on the Cheshire & Warrington Institute of Technology (IoT) which will result in new Construction facilities at Crewe Campus and much more.

Our quality of provision is strong, as evidenced in our most recent Good Ofsted grade and the College is financially sound, delivering healthy surpluses.

If you’re interested in this Governing role, please get in touch using the details below.

How to apply

If you believe that you have the experience and you want to play an active governance role in the further development of Cheshire College, we’d love to hear from you. Please send your CV and a brief cover letter to Michelle Huntley, Clerk of the Corporation, at by 12pm, 20 October 2023.

Cheshire College – South & West is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Successful applicants will be required to provide a DBS Disclosure, Right to Work evidence and original qualification certificates. Online checks will be carried out and references will be sought.



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