Governance & Management
Statement adopted by Guildford College Corporation - November 1999
- Policy, oversight, financial probity and monitoring are the business of the governing body.
- Management and administration is the business of the Principal, CEO and management team.
- The Board and CEO are a team and need to support each other and work closely together. A good working relationship between the Board and CEO is essential to achieve corporate goals.
- The line between the Board and CEO should be clearly articulated and understood by Board members and senior managers.
- Clarity about roles and responsibilities is paramount, and should be reviewed regularly.
- The CEO, senior management and Clerk inform and guide the Board in making appropriate and effective decisions.
- The Board has the final and highest level of authority in the policy-making process, but may not exceed its legal authority.
Responsibilities Under The Statutory Regulations
- Determination of educational character and ethos
- Articulation of vision, values and strategic direction
- Oversight and monitoring of college activities
- Effective and efficient use of resources
- Safeguarding assets
- Approving annual estimates of income and expenditure
- Appointment, grading, suspension, dismissal, appraisal and determination of pay and conditions of CEO, senior post holders and Clerk
- Setting framework for pay and conditions of service of all other staff
- Setting framework for tuition and other fees
- Financial probity
- Making proposals to Corporation about the educational character and mission
- Implementing policies and decisions
- Organisation, direction and management of college
- Leadership of staff
- Appointment and management of staff within the framework set by Corporation
- Determining all College academic and other activities
- Principal accounting officer, accountable to Corporation and ultimately parliament.
Management and Corporation working together to achieve the best possible outcomes for the college as a whole.
- Defines the vision and mission
- Strategic thinking and direction
- Determines appropriate policy framework
- Ensures financial solvency and probity
- Determines pay and remuneration framework
- Oversight of effectiveness of management
- Monitoring of the quality of college performance locally and within the sector context
- Maintains the assets of the college
- The community’s voice within the college and represents the college to the community
- Fosters collaborative partnerships
- Well informed and committed
- Reviews Board’s own effectiveness annually
- Continual improvements to Board effectiveness
- Appoints CEO and senior post holders and appraises CEO
- Works with and supports CEO and team
Principal & CEO
[Adopted by Corporation 6 November 1999]