School Governor

Job Title: School Governor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hampton
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: J6494
Contact Name: Eleanor Urben
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 19, 2019 14:58

Job Description

The Board of Governors of The Lady Eleanor Holles School (“LEH”) is actively seeking a new member with an established background in finance.

What will you be doing?

As a Governor with responsibility for overseeing finance within the School, key responsibilities would include working as part of the Finance Committee in their role in:

  • reviewing the fee policy of the School.
  • reviewing the annual accounts of the School and its subsidiaries. 
  • consideration of the appointment of the auditor.
  • approval of the annual budget of the School and recommending it to the Board.
  • reviewing the management accounts and monitoring financial performance against budget.
  • having oversight of School’s pension arrangements.
  • approving any expenditure outside the agreed budget of the School (subject to agreed provisos in place).
  • consideration of any other issues, which could materially impact on the financial position of the School.

What are we looking for?

As a Governor, you will need strategic vision and to be willing to work collaboratively with the rest of the Board and relevant Committee members accordingly, and have some senior management experience. Most of all, you need commitment and enthusiasm to support the School in furthering its aims.

Each year, you will be expected to attend four Board meetings and four Finance Committee Meetings and one Strategy Meeting (full day).  We are keen for applications from individuals who would have the capacity and flexibility to be involved more closely and sit on working parties for special projects from time to time.

Involvement is almost exclusively required during term time and concentrated around the dates of meetings, whether part of the recurring meetings schedule or any specific projects from time to time. 

You will also be encouraged to attend as many other School events as you are able.

What difference will you make?

The Board of Governors at LEH work as a team. They are responsible for providing the overall governance, strategic direction and financial stability of the School.

Governors are at the heart of how the School operates. It's important they get things right. How they do their job effect the interests of pupils, staff and the reputation of the School in the community.

What's in it for the volunteer?

LEH is one of the oldest and most distinguished girls' school in the UK. It offers bright girls a well-rounded and challenging education in a happy, purposeful environment, preparing them well for higher education and their future lives. The Governors are key to its continued success. We hope that in undertaking this role, you will gain a sense of satisfaction through knowing students will benefit from your efforts. You will also have the opportunity to develop new skills and to strengthen existing ones. All decisions are made with the consensus of the whole governing body which brings into play the softer skills of teamwork, communication and tolerance.

A few more details

LEH is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

The role of a Governor is voluntary and carries no remuneration.

How to apply

Applications are made via Reach in the first instance where you will be asked to submit a CV.

Deadline for applications is December 12th, 2019

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