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Lincoln College seeks new governors

Lincoln College is looking to expand its board of governors with people from the business, social, financial or legal sectors.

It’s hoped that the new governors’ insight, experience and ideas will widen the perspective of the college’s boardroom.

The college said it is looking for people with experience in business, community or social work with charities, financial or legal practice, or entrepreneurs.

They would require some board or trustee experience and the college is keen to involve people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

More specifically, the college is keen to hear from those with a base in Newark and the surrounding area, and those with an accountancy background.

Lincoln College is holding a networking event for an informal discussion with current governors and the college management team on November 27 from 5.30pm.

James Pinchbeck is Marketing Partner at Streets Chartered Accountants and a Governor at Lincoln College. He said: “As a past FE college student, I recognise the importance and value of post-16 learning.

“I am motivated by promoting FE and contributing to the creation of educational excellence for Lincoln and the wider area. Being a governor is a win-win situation: I draw on my professional skills to support the development of the College, while I gain experience of running and managing a successful education establishment.

“The most rewarding aspects of being governor are being able to play an active part in the strategic development of the college; sharing the experiences and ideas of other governors and the College’s Senior Management Team and seeing the achievements of the students.”

Scott Davidson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, is also a Governor at Lincoln College: “My motivation for becoming a governor was to support Lincoln College in its mission and, by implication, its learners, the city and region.

“The College makes a major contribution to individuals by providing them with a wide range of educational provision; to local businesses by providing the skills necessary for the local economy; and to other local stakeholders by producing well-educated, socially responsible learners. Furthermore, the Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ designation makes clear that Lincoln College provides education and educational support of the highest quality to its learners.”

For more information about what is involved in being a Lincoln College Governor, contact the college via email or on 01522 876000 ext 6208