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Governor vacancy

Interested in Joining our Board? Activate Learning is now looking for a governor to join our mission!

Why become a Governor at Activate Learning?

Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group that aims for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning.

We work with learners as individuals, helping them make the right choices and to identify the career pathway that’s right for them. Our mission is to provide work-ready talent for business, and to transform lives through our Learning Philosophy.

The Activate Learning Corporation Board is comprised of highly-skilled and experienced governors from a wide range of professional and personal backgrounds.

Our Governors show exceptional commitment to Activate Learning’s vision to transform lives through learning and devote significant time and experience to providing strategic oversight and governance to the Group’s senior leadership team.

What qualities do we look for in our Governors at Activate Learning?

From time to time, vacancies arise on the Corporation Board, which we seek to fill with high calibre individuals who can demonstrate a personal commitment to the vision and values of Activate Learning, as well as experience of senior and strategic leadership in relevant fields and sectors.

The Corporation Board operate a Carver model of governance, and therefore the ability to understand a large and complex business and operate at a highly strategic level are essential in our Governors.

As a member of the Corporation Board, you will have the opportunity to work alongside a group of highly-talented and experienced individuals, to provide strategic leadership to a well-respected organisation which makes a tangible difference to the lives of many people.

What skillsets do we currently need on our Board?

We regularly assess the skills and experience of the Corporation Board, and actively seek new Governors who possess specific and relevant skills and experience, to ensure that the Board has a robust mix of expertise.

At present, we are seeking Governors with skills and strategic leadership experience in the following areas:

  • Digital and technology
  • Business
  • HR and culture
  • Property and estates

How do you become a Governor?

View our candidate brochure for more information about Activate Learning and the role of a Governor. If you would be interested in supporting the vision of Activate Learning and are able to demonstrate the relevant skills and attributes, we would love to hear from you.

Activate Learning is committed to promoting inclusion at all levels of the organisation, and welcome Governors from all personal backgrounds.

Please note that, if there are no suitable vacancies on the Board at the time of your contact, we will keep your information on file and contact you when a suitable vacancy arises. We have many applications for these roles and therefore—although we try to—we may not be able to respond to all applicants, even if they meet the relevant criteria.

Apply for the role

Please submit a covering letter (maximum two sides) highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the person specification, together with your CV in one document. Please note that the covering letter is an important part of your application and will be assessed as part of your full application.

Please provide the details of two professional referees together with a brief statement of their relationship to you and over what period of time they have known you. Referees will not be contacted without your prior consent.

Please also confirm in your covering letter that you are able to attend meetings of the Corporation in our colleges in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Surrey. We will only be able to cover travel expenses for those who reside within the country.

Please note that, if there are no suitable vacancies on the Board at the time of your contact, we will keep your information on file and contact you when a suitable vacancy arises. We have many applications for these roles, and therefore, although we try to, we may not be able to respond to all applicants, even if they meet the relevant criteria.

The closing date for this vacancy is 09:00 on 28 September 2020.

Interviews are scheduled for Friday 16 October 2020.