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Vacancy for Chair of Corporate Board

We would be delighted to receive applications for the role of Chair. 

As the final term of our current Chair is due to conclude in July 2021, we are now commencing the search for the new Chair of Bishop Auckland College‚Äôs Corporate Board. We are especially seeking a business or community leader within our local area who shares our passion for building long term prosperity within Bishop Auckland and south Durham. Our new Chair will contribute their skills and experience to help Bishop Auckland College, and our subsidiary company South West Durham Training, to achieve our vision of providing exceptional learning opportunities and facilitating local economic regeneration.  

This is a voluntary role, unpaid but highly rewarding. The role provides opportunities to broaden your portfolio of experience and engage in regular opportunities for professional development. This is a particularly exciting time to be involved with the Bishop Auckland College Group as we have an ambitious and vibrant agenda to deliver, including:

  • further improvements to our quality of education, to provide our students with a springboard to future success in their chosen next steps 
  • delivering growth in key sectors that are of strategic importance, including higher education and 14-16 alternative provision 
  • further understanding the needs of employers and helping local businesses to grow and build economic prosperity, recognising the unprecedented challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit 
  • playing a leadership role in shaping local economic development initiatives, through productive strategic relationships with key partners and stakeholders 

If you are interested in joining us on this journey and would like to play a major role in driving us towards success, we would love to hear from you. The deadline for applications is Friday 22 January 2021. Interviews will be held during w/c 8 February 2021.

For further information and to apply, please contact John Banks, Clerk to Corporate Board:john.banks@bacoll.ac.uk

If you would like to arrange an informal discussion, please do not hesitate to contact the current Chair, Pamela Petty: pamela.petty@bacoll.ac.uk 

 Thank you for your interest