Governing Body Non-Executive Directors


Governing Body Non-Executive Directors

Safety Training Awards

Walsall, West Midlands
Voluntary - Travel expenses reimbursed

Summary of the role

About the Organisation

Safety Training Awards is an Awarding Organisation that is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), Qualifications Wales and the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) and accredited by SQA Accreditation.

Safety Training Awards offers and certificates vocational qualifications across a range of aquatic, lifesaving and health and safety disciplines. These qualifications are designed to meet both legal requirements and national occupational standards for various industries.

Safety Training Awards is a CIMSPA Awarding Organisation Partner, with all Level 2 and Level 3 aquatic and first aid qualifications endorsed to CIMSPA’s Professional Standards.

Summary of the Role

We are recruiting for two Non-Executive Directors to become members of our Awarding Organisation (AO) Governing Body. The Governing Body will meet on a quarterly basis to review and monitor the AO’s compliance strategy and regulatory performance.

The Governing Body will have the following responsibilities:

·         Must be aware of the organisation’s degree of compliance and conditions

·         Must assure itself that the organisation is compliant with its regulatory requirements, or where the   organisation is not compliant, steps are being taken to rectify this

·         Must assure itself that where the organisation fails to comply with its regulatory requirements, there are   suitable control mechanisms in place to manage resulting actions

·         Must assure itself that in taking actions to meet its regulatory requirements, the organisation has evaluated   any potential associated risks to its operations

·         Ensures that the AO’s aims, and objectives are being met consistently.

Essential Experience

It is essential that the Non-Executive Directors have experience within the education sector and have a good understanding and/or knowledge of how the compliance and assurance functions should operate effectively within an organisation. Experience, understanding and/or knowledge of the General Conditions of Recognition and the Regulatory Principles are desirable for this post.

Essential Skills

·         Strong organisational skills

·         Excellent planning skills

·         Effective communication skills

·         Good decision maker and problem solver

·         Ability to work as part of a team.



·         Available for quarterly face to face meetings at the head office.


How to apply

How to Apply

·        Write a covering letter highlighting the specialist experience you have and your motivation for being part of Safety Training Awards Governing Body.

·        Send the covering letter, together with your CV to stating that you are applying for the Governing Body Non-Executive Director position in the email subject heading

 Closing date and interviews

Closing date: 22nd February 2019

Proposed interview date: W/C 4th March 2019

Closing Date