Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce News

Harrogate College Governing Body Vacancy

30 Jun 2016 by Debra Forsythe-Conroy

Harrogate College is part of Hull College Group which comprises 3 separate Colleges – Hull, Harrogate and Goole and a large training company called HCUK Training. We have one single Governing Body – College Corporation which comprises of Governors representing our local community. We have a vacancy for September for a representative for Harrogate College

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Want to invest your time into something worthwhile...what about the future of 26,000 students?

Harrogate College (part of the Hull College Group) is looking for enthusiastic volunteers with a variety of skills to join its Governing Body.  In particular we are currently looking for Governors or Co-opted Committee Advisors with experience in:

  • human resources/organisational development;

  • marketing; or

  • change/transformation management.

As a member of our Governing Body you could:

  • Influence the standard of education and skills for tomorrow's workforce;

  • Acquire or develop the skills involved with running a £50m + business;

  • Develop community links through supporting stakeholders in the local community.

At Hull College Group:

  • We operate a Group structure comprising Hull, Harrogate and Goole Colleges, in addition to HCUK Training and two subsidiary companies;

  • We employ over 1,200 staff;

  • We have over 26,000 students;

  • We offer a fantastic range of established education across the region from our 14-16 College, full-time/part-time vocational courses, apprenticeships and degrees;

  • 91%* of our students progress into work of further study;

  • The accumulated contribution of former Hull College Group students who are employed in the regional workforce amounts to £544.9 million in added income in the Yorkshire and Humber economy each year;

  • Our “highly effective and innovative” partnership working provides excellent learning opportunities for students and apprentices (Ofsted 2015);

  • We have high aspirations for our students and our provision is “exceptionally responsive to local and regional priorities” allowing our students to develop “very good employability skills” (Ofsted 2015).