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Independent Governor - Board of Governors

De Montfort University - Executive, Governance & Legal Services

Location: Leicester
Salary: UNDEFINED
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th June 2022
Closes: 4th July 2022
Job Ref: D-61848382-02
 

Under the leadership of its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Katie Normington De Montfort University (DMU) is embarking on a mission to empower its student and staff communities in its delivery of an excellent student experience and the creation of a fairer society. To support the delivery of its ambitions, the university is seeking to appoint new independent governors to its Board of Governors.

DMU is an ambitious, globally minded and culturally rich university with a strong commitment to the public good. We strive to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment that champions difference and celebrates success. Our university is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that was named the first-ever ‘University of the Year for Social Inclusion’ by The Times Good University Guide.

The board seeks to appoint up to four independent governors, one of whom it is hoped will chair its Finance and Performance Committee. Applications are encouraged from individuals who can demonstrate significant current or recent experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Further education, with experience at a senior level;
  • Finance and Performance Committee Chair – a qualified accountant with Finance Director or equivalent experience;
  • Audit, with experience at a senior level;
  • An understanding of the Ofsted Framework, in particular in relation to Adult Education programmes and Apprenticeships;
  • Business, organisational and associated digital transformation and the commercial application of new technology solutions.

You will have a passion for education and the role it plays in transforming lives, and embody a commitment to good governance and the Nolan Principles of Public Life. You will be prepared to dedicate the time required to contribute at the highest level of the university, utilising your professional expertise to support, question and challenge the Vice-Chancellor and their team.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and meet the ‘fit and proper’ person requirements set out by the Office for Students. 

To review the full recruitment pack setting out the full details of the requirements for the roles, please click apply.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please submit the following documentation to the Governance Office (clerksoffice@dmu.ac.uk) by no later than 5pm on 04 July 2022:

  • A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements and details of two referees.
  • A supporting statement (approximately two pages of A4) explaining how you consider your skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the role details set out the recruitment pack.

Interviews are expected to be held on DMU’s campus in Leicester on Thursday 14 and Monday 18 July 2022.

For any informal enquiries, or to discuss the role with the Chair of the Board, please contact the university’s Governance Office: clerksoffice@dmu.ac.uk.

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