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Open College Network West Midlands is a charitable organisation based in Wolverhampton. We provide a range of products and services that offer a route into high quality learning and skills development that help to increase learners' employability and confidence that fit with today's industry needs.

We work in partnership with universities, colleges, employers, voluntary organisations and other stakeholders to develop Apprenticeships, Traineeships and regulated qualifications from a wide range of areas. These areas include employability and work preparation, building and construction, engineering, health and social care, environment and working in the outdoors, ICT and business, language and communications, lifelong learning, service industries, science and technology, the arts and offender learning. In addition, we also work with customers to develop customised accreditation and offer a quality endorsement licence to organisations delivering their own internal training provision.

We are currently seeking to fill a number of board positions which includes:

  • Independent Board Members,
  • Members of the Access and Compliance Committee and,
  • Members of the Finance and Resource Committees.

All our Board members are expected to assist in; setting strategy, policy and objectives; holding the senior executive team to account; implementing and communicating decisions and overseeing the financial controls and risk management of the organisation. We will provide the necessary support, training and development where required for you to carry out your role.

The Board are open to applications from anyone who feels they can contribute to the organisation, although expertise in the following areas would be advantageous: Human Resources, Finance, Access to Higher Education, Further Education, Quality Assurance, Strategic Planning, teaching and learning.

This is a voluntary role, however any reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of you carrying out your role as a board member will be reimbursed.

If you require any further details or wish to apply, please contact Andrea McNally on 01902 624 230 or email for a copy of our Board Member Recruitment Pack.

Closing Date: 30 November 2020

Interview date: By mutual agreement