Assistant Director of Governance

Job Roles:
Assistant Director - FE related roles
Organisation Type:
Further Education
FE College
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Law, Other Subjects
West Midlands
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
15th Jan 2019
Start Date:
Job Ref:

Help shape the governance of one of the largest further education business in the country.

NCG is one of the UK’s largest national training and college groups operating under nine separate divisions. We employ over 2,500 staff across 61 locations nationwide, work with more than 45,000 learners and 7,800 businesses each year; collaborating with employers across the UK to help underpin their journey to success and future growth.

NCG offers a wide range of vocational FE and HE courses and training programmes, from workforce development to supporting job seekers, apprenticeships to work place learning.
We have a clear purpose to unlock potential through learning and we do this through the work of our seven colleges and two training providers and we work with industry and Government swto address major skills gaps and train the next generation.

NCG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff to share this commitment.

At NCG values are not just about what we do, but also about how we do things. Our values underpin the culture and beliefs of our organisation, we expect all our staff to demonstrate behaviours in line with our three core values. 1. Valuing Our People, 2. Ownership and 3. Being Open and Honest.

About the role

NCG is currently going through a reinvention of its governance offering. As a result, this is an exciting time to join and influence the quality of governance going forwards.

As Assistant Director of Governance you will be responsible for the operational delivery of Governance across the group and ensuring compliance with established governance protocols. You will be responsible for developing governance procedures across the group and ensuring that sector best practice is identified and implemented. You will support recently introduced divisional local boards to develop and provide the Corporation with robust and reliable sources of assurance.

NCG Group offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including enhanced annual leave schemes, access to the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers and discounts via our online benefits portal. Limited free parking is also provided.

The ideal candidate

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or have substantive experience of working in a governance environment. You will have detailed knowledge of governance and legal requirements in an FE and / or HE environment. As well as having a structured approach to tasks and high levels of attention to detail, it is essential in this role that you are a people person with strong communication skills. Furthermore, we are looking for an individual who has the confidence and drive to take ownership of the governance agenda ensuring the delivery of high quality, engaging and effective governance across the group.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact David Beynon (07970 042334) or Yvette Lloyd-Quinton (07795 256470)

If you wish to apply for this position, then please email an up to date CV and a comprehensive supporting statement (approx 2 pages of A4) to explaining why you consider yourself to be a good fit for this role. It is important that you give evidence of your experience and knowledge, showing how this matches the criteria set out in the person specification.

Please also include:

• Your current salary
• Any notice period
• The names addresses and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer.

We expect to take up references for candidates who have been shortlisted, unless you tell us otherwise.

Closing date for applications is Monday 21st January and interviews will be held late January.

To download an application pack containing further information about the role, please visit

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Contact Details:
Tel: 0115 911 1222
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