27 days ago
The Midland Academies Trust
Corporation Members’ Role Description
- play an active role in ensuring the necessary business of the Corporation is carried out effectively, efficiently and in a manner appropriate for the conduct of public business;
- make rational, disinterested and constructive contributions to debate; and
- make their knowledge and expertise available to the Corporation as opportunity arises, acting as a critical friend.
2.1 Be responsible for the performance of the Corporation, for its impact upon stakeholders and for its corporate behaviour.
2.2 Ensure that the Corporation exercises control over the strategic direction of the College, through an effective planning process and that the performance of the College is adequately assessed against the objectives it has approved.
2.3 Establish constructive and supportive but challenging working relationships with College senior managers whilst recognising the proper separation between governance and executive management and avoid day-to-day management of the College.
2.4 Challenge the assumptions used by senior managers when planning and setting targets;
2.5 Set annual targets to support the College’s plans and budget.
2.6 Monitor and scrutinise College performance in terms of quality of delivery, stakeholder satisfaction and responsiveness to changing market needs in the context of legislative and regulatory requirements.
2.7 Act in the public interest and to the standards required to provide value for money in the delivery of publicly funded provision.
2.8 Reflect the needs of the community in setting the strategic direction and priorities of the College;
2.9 Ensure that senior managers maintain a culture of high performance and continuous improvement;
2.10 Monitor the College’s performance and ensure it reflects national and local priorities.
2.11 Contribute to and participate in, the life and well-being of the College and its community by attending, for example Student Parliament meetings and in particular the College Awards Evening, participating in the link scheme and representing the College where appropriate.
2.12 Serve on appropriate Corporation Committees and Task and Finish Groups, as required.
2.13 Serve on the boards / governing bodies of subsidiary entities or partnerships as required.
2.14 Actively participate in the annual self-assessment of governance and external governance effectiveness reviews.
2.15 Where requested, play an agreed ambassadorial role on behalf of the College.