Head of Governance and Corporation Secretary

At New College Durham, we make a life changing difference to all our students' lives by raising their aspirations and affording them the best start in their future careers. The College has a well-earned reputation for excellence, regionally, nationally and internationally. Our overall success rate places us in the top 15% of all colleges nationally for performance. Not only that, but our student achievements and retention rates are among the best in the country.

With extensive state-of-the-art facilities complemented by the most up to date learning materials, IT facilities and resources, we pride ourselves on providing an excellent environment for both students and staff.

We are seeking an exceptional individual for the post of Head of Governance and Corporation Secretary, to:-

  • steward effective corporate governance of the College and its subsidiary/related companies
  • independently advise the Corporation with regards to the operation of its powers, procedural matters, the conduct of business and to matters of governance practice.

The role will report directly to the College Corporation, via the Chair, but also work closely with the College's Principal and Chief Executive Officer.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a Company Secretarial/Governance or similar senior capacity with exposure to Board level interaction. S/he will be able to demonstrate a strong track record of ensuring at all times a professional balance between maintaining independence and developing/maintaining the trust and confidence of the Board members.

This is a very important appointment for the College and its Governors, if you are interested, please visit https://jobs.newdur.ac.uk/CorpSecretary/ where you will find the application form alongside other relevant information.

If you require support in accessing the recruitment literature for this vacancy please contact a member of the human resources department at human.resources@newdur.ac.uk.

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