Shrewsbury Colleges Group
Group Minutes of the Search Governance Committee
Date 25th March 20
Time 5.30 p.m.
In Attendance In attendance by electronic device and contributing towards the meeting quorum, in accordance with Instrument 12. (Members may count towards the quorum if they are able to be present by electronic or digital communication (including attendance by video conferencing or telephone conferencing).
A Allen, J. Staniforth (Principal/CEO), M. Willmot (Chair) and R. Wilson.

In Attendance by remote access
Clerk to the Board, T. Cottee.
The candidate for interview for Minute Number 10/20.
Apologies G. Channon (Chair of the Board – Ex-Officio) and C. Gore.

09/20. Declarations of Interest

A. Allen declared a standing interest as an employee of Harper Adams University.

10/10. Independent Governor Vacancy – (Confidential Appendix – Agenda Items 4a & b)

At its meeting on 18 March 2020 (S&G Min. No. 03/10 refers), the Committee had received a verbal update from the Board Chair and Committee Chair on informal interviews conducted (by remote access) with two candidates for Independent Governor opportunities (completed application packs previously circulated). Both candidates had passed Due Diligence Checks. The Board currently had 1 Independent Governor Vacancy and it was the Committee’s view that this vacancy should be filled by a suitably skilled individual to maintain a full Board membership.

Having considered the verbal report and assessed the applicants’ skills against the current Board Skills Audit (previously circulated), the Committee had resolved that candidate GM be invited for formal interview by remote access w/c 23 March 2020.

The applicant attended the remote meeting for interview at this point.

Having conducted the informal assessments and based on the Board’s current Skills Audit (previously circulated), the Committee interviewed the applicant to assess the candidate‘s skills and qualities in light of the current Board skills base and the Governor Person Specification and Job Description (previously circulated).

The applicant left the meeting at this point.

The Committee considered that the candidate‘s previous experience as a school governor and governor of Shrewsbury Sixth Form College and demonstration in interview of enthusiasm and motivation to engage in governance would be beneficial and

Resolved: Recommended to Board that, having considered the applicant’s performance at interview and skills audit, the candidate, GM, be appointed as a co-opted Finance & Business Operations Committee Member for a Two Year Term with effect from 31 March 2020.

ACTION: Clerk to contact candidate and item to Board

Date of Next Scheduled Meeting – 13 May 2020 at 5.30 p.m.


The meeting concluded at 8.11 p.m.