Board of Governors Expressions of Interest
Dear Parent Community,
The governing body of the College, the Board of Governors, is seeking new members and welcomes expressions of interest from the parent community, former students, and the wider community.
The Board, appointed annually, operates as a collective and is chaired by Mr Steve McJorrow. It is made up of representatives from the Presbytery, the Collegians Association and the Parents’ Association, along with other members nominated by the Board.
Purpose of the Board
The Board of Governors is ultimately accountable for the good governance and performance of Scots College. It is an entrusted role of utmost importance, and all Governors have a legal requirement to act at all times within the bounds of the duties of good faith, for proper purpose, reasonable care, and due and proper attention to the discharge of the role as Governor. With a full roll and vision of growth in the future we seek to appoint several new Governors as part of our on-going and regular Board succession and renewal planning and in which we encourage diversity of background and perspectives.
Governors are not expected to become involved in specific administrative matters, or matters of management, personnel, individual student issues or curricular issues. The Board, and individual Governors, do however have an important role in communicating the College’s vision, mission, special character, and upholding and modelling its values amongst the wider community.
Competencies Required of Governors
In supporting the appointment of a nominee as a new Board member, the Board seeks to have the right balance of skills and experience in order to operate in a strong and cohesive manner.
Key competencies of Governors are:
- Understanding of governance and the role of the Board
- Strong commercial/business judgement
- Ability to think strategically for the medium to long term interests of the College.
- Able to articulate thoughts and communicate effectively and clearly.
- Strong affinity with the School community
Particular skills/competencies sought at this time.
We are seeking expressions of interest from interested people, who need not necessarily be currently associated with the wider Scots College community, who have governance experience, a commitment to 21st century learning in a co-educational environment and one or more of the following skills:
- Business Growth, Marketing, and Communication
- Expertise in digital education and/or futures education and the future of work
- ICT, digital knowledge, particularly of technology industries
- Financial analysis (preferably a Chartered Accountant)
- Property Development, Site and Facilities development and Management
We encourage applications from people who reflect and represent Scots student’s diversity of backgrounds.
Board meetings occur every six weeks or so at 6 pm – with some committee meetings between and then also attendance at occasional key events and College ceremonies. Appointment would be for an initial term of 3 years, subject to annual confirmation of that appointment by Presbytery Central.
Board members participate on a voluntary basis.
View a copy of the Job Description here.
Expressions of Interest are welcomed until 21 June 2021. Please email a cover note and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair, Board of Governors