Non Executive Director

SS&L helps people make positive changes to their lives through learning.  We work across Somerset providing adult education, apprenticeships, traineeships, qualifications, training & development & workshops. We also invest heavily in community projects.  We are a vibrant, forward thinking provider of lifelong learning opportunities for people of all ages throughout Somerset and the surrounding areas, annually deliver learning to over 7,000 residents of Somerset, and work with around 300 employers.

We are big believers in excellence, whether it is in the work we do or the people we work with, we always put the learner at the heart of our provision to ensure we deliver to the highest standard. 

Do you want to be a part of our future?  

SS&L are seeking to recruit Non-Executive Board members to support us as we move forward who, ideally, have a good knowledge of the further education or similar sector experience. It is essential that the post holder can bring their wider leadership experience to contribute to the board by providing independent oversight and constructive challenge to the CEO along with supporting the continuous development of the company and business development strategy. 

As a voluntary position, it will not be paid but travel and other expenses can be claimed. You will need to commit to attending up to eight Board meetings per year held in Somerset.  In addition, Board Members may be asked to attend Board away days, training and other events relevant to the role of Non-Executive Director. 

In order to be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate how you are able to meet SS&L’s core values:

For details of how to apply please see the Information Pack here:

NED Recruitment Pack

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Kathryn Baker, CEO on 07794 578893|email or Dominic Lynch, Chair, on 07977 040246

SS&L is committed to the protection of young people and vulnerable adults and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners and expect all staff to share this commitment