Governors | Havant & South Downs College

Job Title: Governors | Havant & South Downs College
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Havant
Salary: Unremunerated with reasonable expenses
Reference: HSDC
Contact Name: Laura Burchett
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 08, 2021 11:33

Job Description

By 2025, we will be the first choice FE college for students, staff and employers in Hampshire – fully equipping our communities for work and life.

Havant & South Downs College (HSDC) was formed through the merger of Havant Sixth Form College and South Downs College in 2017, followed by a further successful merger with Alton Sixth Form College in 2019. Our college brings together the best of these former institutions and aims to be the leading provider of academic, technical and professional excellence as a highly successful further education college offering a wide range of programmes and serving a wide and diverse community of students.

Following two successful mergers and a highly positive Ofsted inspection in 2020, rating the College as ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ for our adult provision, we now look to build on the existing strengths of the Board by appointing two additional Governors.

In return for your time, energy and enthusiasm we promise to give you the opportunity to positively impact on the lives and livelihoods of thousands of young people and adults across Hampshire.

As one of two new Governors, you will be joining an experienced Board who bring a range of knowledge from different sectors. We now wish to expand our cognitive diversity further through the appointment of leaders from sectors relevant to our curriculum focus and organisational strategy. With a financial sustainability plan approved and being regularly monitored by Governors, several capital projects underway and the College forging ahead with innovative curriculum developments including T-Levels, our Governors have many opportunities to support our continued success.

As a college focused on delivering for the benefit of our local and regional economies, we are keen to attract candidates from large employers based within the region. Joining us with significant experience of budgetary oversight and strategic planning, you will join a Board responsible for the educational character, strategic direction and financial well-being of our college. Whilst being professionally qualified in finance would be advantageous, we encourage a range of professionals to apply.

We are working hard to address racial inequalities within the FE sector - both within our college and nationally. We have launched a BAME Staff Voice group and are addressing ways in which we can reduce gaps in student attainment. We want our Board to be more reflective of our diverse student body, to broaden our experiences and further develop our ability to inquire, and very much welcome interest from candidates from ethnic minority communities.

For further information about this ‘FE Governor Recruitment Pilot’ and to discuss becoming a Governor of a college local to you, please visit the job page:

Closing date for applications: by 12pm, Monday 15th March 2021