Vice-Chair

Ref: 6357

AQA

London Office: Lynton House 7 – 12 Tavistock Square London WC1H 9LT.

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Role Managed by:

Luke Savidge

Senior Research Associate

t: 020 7340 6243

e: luke.savidge@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Schools and Education Organisations

Salary & Benefits: Unremunerated.

Closing Date: 27/02/2023

AQA is an independent education charity and the UK’s largest provider of academic qualifications taught in schools and colleges. We believe that high-quality assessment is an essential ingredient for a good education, so we’ve been rewarding achievement by designing and delivering fair and inclusive assessment since 1903.

Our belief in the importance of fair and inclusive assessment, and the positive impact it has on teaching, learning and society, is our compass and what drives us forward. We’re proud to provide high-quality assessments that are fair, reliable, and support learners on their educational journey, and our strategy for diversifying our business is helping to extend our reach and support to a wider range of learners in new ways.

As an independent education charity, we reinvest our income back into education. This means we’re able continuously to improve our qualifications, assessments and the support we provide. It also funds other educational services, such as assessment research that benefits the whole education system. In 120 years, our mission hasn’t changed, but the way we improve assessment keeps on evolving.

 

We’re looking for a new Vice-Chair of the Board, who shares our passion for education, high-quality assessment, equality of opportunity and doing the right thing by our students, who will support the Chair of the Board of Trustees in their activities and ensure that the Board fulfils its responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation. The Vice-Chair will assist the Chair in the leadership of the Board, making the role of Chair more manageable and acting as a sounding board for when there are both opportunities and challenges to reflect on.

With a view to taking the more senior role when AQA’s current Chair’s final term of office ends in March 2024, our new Vice-Chair will be expected to shadow the Chair, working in close collaboration and establishing a constructive relationship. Our new Vice-Chair will have experience of operating successfully within a Board of Trustees, or comparable governing body, and will have previously chaired a Board or governance committee. The successful appointee will be an individual of exceptional calibre, combining a keen intellect, a collaborative approach and experience of working at a senior level in the education sector and/or in large public, commercial or charitable organisations.

For further details, including the role description, person specification, and information on how to apply, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies quoting reference number 6357. Candidates wishing to apply should submit a CV (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities) along with a covering letter which fully addresses the competencies outlined in the role description and person specification. The closing date for applications is 9:00am GMT on Monday 27th February 2023.

 

AQA will be supported in this appointment by executive search firm Perrett Laver. Any initial enquiries should be directed to Luke Savidge at luke.savidge@perrettlaver.com.  Should you require access to these documents in alternative formats, please contact Anna Sloan at anna.sloan@perrettlaver.com.

 

AQA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service. AQA believes in equality and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

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