Audit Committee (Co-opted Member) Vacancy

Are you interested in Further and Higher Education and Training?
Would you like to join our Audit Committee as a Co-opted Member?

At City of Bristol College we provide education and training to 12,000 learners in and around Bristol, offering 1,000 courses and teaching from sites across the City. We currently have vacancies on our Governing Body – would you like to join us?

Governors and Co-opted Members come from a wide variety of backgrounds and work as a team, alongside the Principal and Chief Executive, to set the College’s strategy and ensure there is a clear vision for the future. They also play a critical role in ensuring and assuring the quality of teaching, learning and assessment as well as ensuring the College’s overall financial health is strong.

What skills do I need?

We’re looking for two Co-opted Members to join our Audit Committee. An interest in Further and Higher Education and a commitment to improve the lives of people through education and training is essential.

What is the time commitment?

Co-opted Members are expected to attend the four Audit Committee meetings each year. There is one each term and they are held in the evening from 6.00 – 8.00pm. Papers are sent out a week in advance and members are expected to familiarise themselves with the items for discussion and to contribute at the meeting.

What is the difference between a Governor and a Co-opted Member?

Co-opted Members are linked to a specific committee because of the skills and experiences they bring and are a key part of our Governance structure and processes. Co-opted Members do not have as much responsibility and do not need to dedicate as much time to the College as full Board Members.

Will I be paid?

College Board Members do not receive payment but can claim expenses incurred as part of their role expenses or childcare costs to enable you to attend evening meetings. City of Bristol College encourages members to attend relevant training and pays for the cost of this.

Where can I find more information?

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, or more information about the Board or application process, please contact Joanne Ward, Clerk to the Corporation on 0117 312 5006 / 07977 222771 or by email to

You can view more information about the City of Bristol College Corporation including a list of current governors on our website.

Deadline for application: Noon on Friday 18 September 2020

We believe that the best Boards are those that reflect the student population and wider local communities we serve. We particularly welcome applications to join our Board from groups that are under-represented on Governing Bodies. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and, when a vacancy arises, appointments are made on merit, also taking account of the need to fill any identified skills gaps.

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