School Governor

Job Title: School Governor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hampton
Salary: £0.00 - Voluntary
Reference: J59225
Contact Name: Eleanor Urben
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 08, 2018 15:03

Job Description

About the organisation

LEH is one of the oldest and most distinguished girls’ schools in the UK educating girls from 7 - 18. Its students successfully balance outstanding scholarship with impressive achievements in sport and exciting creativity in the arts and beyond.

With superb facilities set in 24 acres in Hampton, Southwest London, 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.

About the role

Governor with a legal background

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.

Key responsibilities include working as part of the Compliance and Risk Committee in their role in:

  • having oversight of external law and regulations to ensure full compliance by the School in relation (but not limited) to the following: ISI regulations, Health & Safety regulations, and data protection;
  • the regular maintenance, amendment and monitoring of the School’s Risk Matrix and planned management of the identified risks;
  • undertaking more detailed oversight time to time on specific areas to ensure that compliance and management of risks remain robust. 

In, addition, the role may require the individual to ensure that any procedures involving the Governors are properly implemented from time to time (e.g. sitting on a panel in hearing formal complaints).

Person Specification

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. 

Most of all, you need commitment and enthusiasm to support the School in furthering its aims.

The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

What’s in it for the Volunteer?

LEH is one of the oldest and most distinguished girls' school in the UK.  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

Time Commitment

Four Board meetings and three Compliance and Risk Committee meetings and one Strategy Meeting (full day) per year.

We are keen for applications from individuals who would have the capacity to be involved more closely and sit on working parties for special projects from time to time.

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


Hampton, Middlesex, London (West), TW12 3HF

How to apply

Applications should be made via Reach in the first instance. To apply please submit your CV.


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