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Non-Executive Director - Holmesglen Institute

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Published on 13th November 2020

Holmesglen Institute is a leading provider of vocational, and higher education in Victoria valued by local and international learners, industry and the community. It is recognised for innovation in education and training, applied research, creativity, and entrepreneurship. As a TAFE, Holmesglen’s mission is to provide education and training to enable learners to be work ready, life ready and world ready. It has an integral role in the community supporting social inclusion and cohesion, and it works with businesses to develop the workforce of today and tomorrow.

About us

The organisational structure of Holmesglen reflects the new competitive and contestable environment of vocational education and training as well as providing a focus for new strategic areas such as business development, higher education, and e-learning. It is a dynamic structure to lead the organisation in the next phase of its exciting journey as a contemporary tertiary education provider. With the tenure of a long term Non-Executive Director soon to expire, Holmesglen is now seeking applications for a suitably qualified person to join the Board commencing January 2021.

About the role

The Board of Holmesglen provides the strategic leadership and governance oversight of the Institute. The Education and Training Reform Act 2006 sets out the functions and accountability of a TAFE Institute Board, and there are additional obligations under The Public Administration Act 2004.

About you

Holmesglen is ideally looking to add the following skills and experience to the Board:

  • An extensive background in people, culture and organisational development across the full HR spectrum.

  • Strategic and commercial mindset balanced with a good understanding of public interest and purpose.

  • Proven ability to engage and build relationships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders at all levels including with government, public and private sectors.

  • A connection to the communities, social demographics and/or any industries which Holmesglen serves along with an appreciation and empathy for the role of VET and Higher Education would be highly desirable.

  • Solid executive level commercial experience and current or previous experience as a Non-Executive Director.

  • Directors must meet the fit and proper persons requirements of the Institute’s regulatory agencies – The Australian Skills Quality Authority, Tertiary Education Standards and Quality Agency and the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority.

An annual Director’s fee is paid in accordance with the Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines issued by the Department of Education and Training Victoria.

For further information or to request a position description please contact Jen D’Arcy-Smith M: 0449 967 781 or Phillipa Whitehouse M: 0438 678 833. Apply by submitting a current resume and maximum one-page cover letter which outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role, quoting #69021 to: search@watermarksearch.com.au Applications close: Sunday 22 November 2020 at 11:59pm

by Jennifer D'Arcy-Smith