What skills can I bring to the Group?
We’re keen to welcome a diverse and broad range of skills from across all sectors of society and business to help shape and advise our organisation. We’re open to speaking to people from a range of industries and professional fields and would love to hear from you if you feel you can bring something to our team.
The overarching skills and abilities of a governor are defined by the DfE as:
Confident – Playing an active role on the board requires an independent mind and the confidence to express opinions when leading or contributing to courageous conversations.
Committed – Governors devote time and energy to a volunteer role, to achieve the best possible outcomes for young people. They should be prepared to give time, skills, and knowledge to developing both themselves and others to create highly effective governance.
Curious – An enquiring mind and analytical approach is essential for understanding the value of meaningful questioning.
Challenging – Governors should be able to challenge the status quo. A good governor will question information and data to find ways to improve.
Collaborative – A board of governors who are prepared to listen to each other and work in partnership, and who recognise the importance of building strong working relationships within the College community, creates the best possible outcomes for a governance group.
Critical – Through critical friendships, governors can both challenge and support processes and colleagues to drive improvements in both personal and board effectiveness.
Creative – Approaching governance with an open and creative mind allows governors to challenge conventional wisdom.