Who should join

We are keen to encourage equality and diversity on our Governing Body. Both cultural diversity and vocational diversity are important to us. You may have experience in business, community services, industry, finance or legal practice. The broader your vocational experience the better for our Governing Body to allow an informed decision making process.

As well as your Member role benefiting the community, you will also have an opportunity to further develop your own skills base and CV.

You will, of course, be given the appropriate training and support to become fully effective and to be kept informed about emerging issues and trends.

Please contact our Director of Governance, Ra Hamilton-Burns either by telephone on 030 300 38335 or by email at: ra.hamilton-burns@sussexdowns.ac.uk

Responsibilities of a member of the Governing Body

Your involvement and contribution can help us to meet the needs of everyone in our community. The College values the voluntary contribution from individuals who are keen to participate in delivery of our educational excellence.

– Members are required to abide by the Seven Principles of Public Life as laid down in the Nolan Principles – selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

– Members will need to adhere to a Code of Conduct.

– Each year of office, members will need to complete a Register of Interests form declaring any interest, financial or other, which might influence their judgement. The register is open to public inspection in the Director of Governance’s office.

– Members will have to agree to attend a minimum number of meetings per year.

– We encourage continuous assessment on performance and recommendations for improvement.

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