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  • Job start date

    20 August 2024

  • Closing date

    26 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Permanent

Actual salary

N/A

What skills and experience we're looking for

Whether you’re an outstanding experienced Trustee or someone looking for their first Trustee role, Shooters Hill Sixth Form College’s inclusive, dynamic and creative ethos provides an imaginative environment in which you will be supported to develop your knowledge and practice throughout your tenure. We are extremely proud of our diverse Board and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

Position Description

Trustees play an important role in leading and guiding our Academy, through regular interaction both with staff and as a board of trustees, to achieve excellent outcomes for our pupils. They set the strategic vision and direction, approve the annual budget, make major policy decisions about capital expenditure and also appoint the Principal.

A recent review of the existing board skills has identified an ideal opportunity for someone with current or previous experience operating as Head Teacher/Principal within the Sixth Form sector (either at a school, college or MAT) to join the Board. This opportunity will allow you to further develop your professional skills and experience such as strategic thought and planning, data analysis, building relationships and networks, financial review and planning, and chairing of meetings. These are all vital skills which are valued by employers and can assist in your own career development.

The full Board of Trustees meets 4 times a year with meetings generally taking place face to face in the late afternoon/early evening. Sub-committees (Quality, Finance & HR and Audit & Risk) meet 3 times a year. You will also have the opportunity to become involved and contribute to a specialist area e.g. curriculum, finance, data, HR, health and safety dependent upon your skills. Trustees are provided with an induction and training program appropriate for their skills and experience.

About Shooters Hill Sixth Form College (a “Single Academy Trust”)

Shooters Hill Sixth Form College is a popular and growing organisation with a culture of mutual respect and inclusion, which creates a safe, secure and happy learning environment, based in Woolwich in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. We believe that the sixth form experience is about developing the whole person and not just a place to take qualifications. Our outstanding reputation for supporting and developing young people and a drive towards social cohesion, community and identity is unprecedented.

Visitors to the college are impressed by the welcoming and friendly atmosphere that they experience here. This comes from the sincere and respectful relationships amongst students and staff, creating a community in which each person is valued and encouraged to achieve their full potential. Our services and infrastructure enable young people with the widest range of abilities, needs, interests and experiences, the opportunity to participate fully in all of the courses and facilities that we offer.

Selection Criteria

We are looking for a trustee to join us and contribute to the successful running of the Academy. This is an ideal opportunity someone who is looking for their first role as an Academy Trustee. To have an initial conversation and find out more about the role, please contact our Chair of Trustees, Jackie Gray (jackie.gray@shc.ac.uk). Visits to the college are also welcome. If you would like to arrange a visit then please contact our HR department at: hrteam@shc.ac.uk

To apply for this role, please send your covering letter to: hrteam@shc.ac.uk Your covering letter should be no longer than 2 xA4 pages.

Closing date for applications: 26th June at 10am

Start date: New academic year 24/25

At Shooters Hill Sixth Form College, we celebrate the diversity of all our staff, students, and visitors. We provide a safe and supportive environment in which everyone can study and work to the best of their abilities. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society, we are committed to promoting equality, diversity & inclusion for all.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. As part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates we may carry out online searches in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023.

As part of our recruitment process, Shooters Hill Sixth Form College collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data and to meet its data protection obligations.

What the school offers its staff

Benefits to you

New skills you’ll gain:

  • Strategic planning
  • Experience on a board
  • Holding senior leaders to account and ability to provide challenge
  • Finance, and maintaining oversight of potentially multi-million pound budgets
  • Human resources and performance management
  • Project management
  • Communication and teamwork
  • Decision making
  • Problem solving

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. As part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates we may carry out online searches in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023.

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About Shooters Hill Sixth Form College

School type
Academy, ages 16 to 19
School size
0 pupils enrolled
Age range
16 to 19
Email address
hrteam@shc.ac.uk
Phone number
020 83199793

I am delighted to welcome you to Shooters Hill Sixth Form College, where young people of all abilities can develop confidence in themselves, aspire and achieve. I really do believe in inclusivity for all and that everyone has an opportunity of success given the appropriate tools and environment.

As Principal, I am committed to ensure our young people are prepared for the rapidly changing global workplace and are encouraged to flourish as
creative, independent and confident individuals.

Staff enjoy working here and appreciate the many benefits of being at Shooters Hill Sixth Form College, from the private health care plan to the physical exercise opportunities.

Our core values are fundamental in everything we do. We lead by example, with compassion, empathy and understanding. We work collaboratively, we value fairness, and we conduct ourselves with honesty, integrity and respect high-quality teaching to transform the lives of our students is at the heart of what we do. If these values resonate with you and you have the skills to empower and support students to achieve their full potential in a friendly, collaborative and supportive environment then this could be the college for you.

We are striving to be exceptional and I am proud of the work staff are undertaking to help the college achieve this. We fully support continued
professional development for all our staff in their journey towards excellence in a nurturing environment. This enables everyone to improve, progress and aspire to the next levels of their careers.

Our story is not complete, and I hope you will make an application so that together, we can continue on our incredible journey and you too can be part of that success.

Arranging a visit to Shooters Hill Sixth Form College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hrteam@shc.ac.uk.

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