Join our Governing Body

MidKent College is a Further and Higher Education College in Kent, serving the community with training and education services from its campuses in Maidstone and Medway.  

Each year approximately 7,500 students aged 16 years and upwards enrol at the College to gain the skills they need to progress in work and life.

 

Strategically, we are committed to:

Education – the delivery of high-quality education and training to our students

Economy – ensuring that the skills and qualifications gained by students meet the needs of local businesses and support economic growth

Community – preparing students to serve as valuable, contributing members of the local community.

This is all possible thanks to the strategic oversight and challenge of our Governing Body – a legal structure responsible for the direction and function of the College, financial health and the quality of service it offers to the community. Our Governing Body comprises individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences who volunteer their time and skills to the benefit of our students and the communities we support.

To find out more about our current Governors, please click the image below:

The Governing Body meets at least five times a year in addition to an annual strategic away-day. There are five committees: Risk and Audit, Finance & General Purposes, Quality, Teaching and Learning, Remuneration and Search and Governance, which meet regularly throughout the year.

With a recent ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection, robust financial health and planning, and the growth of our wholly-owned subsidiary company MKC Training, both the College and our Governing Body are in a strong position.

As Governors commit to a term of office, we anticipate that over the next two years a number of our current Governors will complete their service and stand down. Following a successful first phase of Governor recruitment we are delighted that two new Governors will be joining our Board in January 2020.

Phase two of recruitment is now underway, and we are currently searching for additional Governors to join our Board in 2020. At this time we're particularly interested in recruiting Governors with extensive professional experience in the following fields:

  • Finance
  • Public Relations.

As our current Chair will reach the end of their term in the next twelve months, we are also appointing to the role of Chair-Elect, a pivotal role in our organisation that requires a combination of the following skills: 

  • An accomplished chairperson of meetings, with high EQ and an ability to engage a diverse Governing Body to fully contribute
  • A good understanding of Education and ideally FE
  • Strong commercial acumen, with an ability to understand and contribute strategic insight to the College’s commercial activities
  • An understanding of, and relationships within the Kent business community
  • Ability to motivate, coach and support the Chief Executive.
  • Sufficient time and enthusiasm to become fully engaged both with the college and its local stakeholders

Further information on the role and function of a Governor is available in the document library below. 

The College is committed to diversity on the Governing Body.

Applications for the current phase of recruitment close on 20 January 2020.

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