West Thames College is a vibrant, inclusive and successful college that is firmly at the heart of the local community meeting local needs. We are ambitious and committed to ensuring that every student receive inspirational teaching and is given the opportunity and support to fulfil their potential, not only achieving their qualifications but also equipping them with the skills they need to progress and succeed.
We welcome enquiries from members of the wider community who would be interested in joining the College Corporation (Governing Body) and help achieve our vision.
“West Thames will be a vibrant college, inspiring all our learners to fulfil their dreams and ambitions. Our outstanding education and training will contribute to a prosperous and cohesive community”
Our current vacancies are listed below. Vacancies on the Corporation arise from time to time and, therefore, even if there are no vacancies listed or if you have a different set of skills and experience please consider making contact. We would be delighted to hear from you.
Role of a Governor
Governors come from a wide variety of backgrounds and work as a team, alongside the Principal, to set the College’s strategy and ensure there is a clear vision for the future. Governors play an important ambassadorial role with communities and employers, ensuring that we effectively meet the needs of our key stakeholders. They also play a critical role in ensuring and assuring the quality of teaching, learning and assessment as well as ensuring the College’s overall financial health is strong.Download the Role Description
Benefits of being a Governor
Governors report that the experience not only gives them an insight into education but also an understanding of different business models and working within a diverse community; areas of work include finance, audit arrangements, risk management, quality and strategy. Governors will experience collective responsibility, how to challenge effectively, with the opportunity of chairing committees in the future. College Board members do not receive payment, however full induction and training is available.
Where can I find more information?
We are currently looking for diverse, committed and enthusiastic governors to help shape the future of our College and those we serve during the next phase of our exciting journey.
At present, we are particularly interested in recruiting governors with skills and experience in:
- Further and/or Higher Education.
- Qualified Accountant.
We want our Board to be representative of the community we serve and therefore strongly encourage applications from people of different ages and different backgrounds with varied experience and skills.
Please get in touch if you would like an informal discussion about the role or more information.
Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.