Jan 312020

Chair of Governors - Wellington College

Recruiter: Wellington College
Location: Crowthorne, Berkshire
Salary: Unpaid
Posted: 28 Jan 2020
Closes: 21 Feb 2020
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Education
Position Type: Permanent

Wellington College is one of the world's top coeducational day and boarding schools founded in 1859, combining innovation with 150 years of history. The Good Schools Guide says of Wellington that it is “hard to imagine it done better. A site and campus to dream about. A school with mind, heart, guts and a constant fizz”. The School’s identity is built upon intellectual curiosity, true independence, a generous and far-reaching inclusivity and the courage to be properly and unselfishly individual.

Wellington College blends strong academic and pastoral priorities to create a supportive learning environment where pupils can excel. Wellington pupils regularly achieve over 90% A*-B grades at A level, and in 2019 the College’s IB average was 40.2, placing Wellington in the top 10 IB schools in the world. The College was also the first UK school to pioneer a Wellbeing curriculum, which is now in its 13th year. Wellington seeks to promote physical health, positive relationships, perspective, engagement, sustainability, and meaning and purpose as the key markers of its pupils’ wellbeing, and sees these as central to a successful education.

The Chair of Wellington College will provide strategic leadership to the Board, guiding the executive team to create an outstanding and sustainable future for the College. They will be a highly respected individual with the profile, stature and character to be a compelling and effective presence, both within the College and as an external ambassador. Candidates will need to demonstrate exceptional governance ability, with an in depth understanding of complex governance structures and procedures. This person will lead renewed fundraising initiatives, as a key strategic objective for the Board. Above all, this person will be an outstanding communicator, able to exercise wise counsel, and build relationships across a number of sectors.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Wellington College on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference GAIAEA.

Applications should be received by noon on 21 February 2020.

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