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Have you thought about becoming a Governor at Lancaster & Morecambe College?

We are a successful further education college with a very strong reputation. Each year we deliver education and training to over 3,000 students and are recognised as the leading vocational training provider in the area. Our annual turnover exceeds £12m and we employ over 500 staff. This makes the College one of the largest employers in this area and enables it to exert considerable influence in the local economy.

Governor Role Description and Person Specification

Our College is in excellent financial health, our success rates are very good and, importantly, our experience in vocational skills, extensive employer links and exceptional Real Work Environments will enable Lancaster & Morecambe College to flourish as skills development takes centre stage.

As a public sector body, we are continually adapting to changing circumstances brought about by shifts in government strategy and policy. However, whatever challenges lie ahead, we can face our future with confidence.

The work of College Governors in driving up quality, achievement and participation is central to the success of the College. Your role as a Governor would be to help in setting the strategic direction of the College and monitoring its achievement. We are specifically looking to appoint people who can make a substantial contribution to the Corporation Board.

The Corporation Board needs Governors who can bring a variety of skills, experience and knowledge to the College in continuing our strive for excellence. Besides Governors, we also need people who are willing to act as specialist advisers to the Corporation by serving as a co-opted member of one of the Committees.

Governors at Lancaster & Morecambe College give a time commitment of at least six Corporation meetings a year and serve on at least one Committee (which demands another three to four meetings a year): this equates to approximately four hours per month.

No formal qualification is necessary to be a Governor; just an enthusiasm to work in a voluntary capacity alongside other Corporation members, helping to ensure that the College continues to meet the needs of the community it serves.

Training, including induction and full support is available to all Governors, but in return, you will also gain enhanced personal development and skills, which could be of real benefit in your future career aspirations.

The role of College Governor is a voluntary position and is unpaid, although reasonable expenses incurred in attending meetings are reimbursed (including costs of childcare if required).

If you feel that you could contribute to the College's continuing success, we would like to hear from you. The College is deeply committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

For further information or the opportunity to have an informal discussion, please contact Oona Cushen, Clerk to the Corporation on 01524 521238. Email