Governance (please see below our latest vacancies)

North Kent College Corporation Board

The North Kent College Corporation Board is made up of 16 individuals with a broad base of skills and experience drawn from the communities served by the College. Some members are appointed directly by the Corporation from the general public and some are elected by the staff and students of the College.

The Role of the Corporate Board

The Corporation Board meets regularly to review the College mission, consider strategic developments, systematically monitor college and management performance, review and monitor the implementation of a range of college policies, and ensure compliance with statutory requirements at all times. The Corporation is charged with developing an environment that enables the College to fulfil its mission, for the benefit of learners and the community.

The Corporations role is strategic, meaning that the members do not involve themselves in the day-to-day management of the College. The Principal, who is the Chief Executive Officer, has responsibilities dictated by statute and others delegated by the Corporation. The extent of this delegation is outlined in the document known as the Instruments and Articles of Government, which are available online.

Corporation Board Meeting Schedule 

2019-2020 Corporation Board Meeting Schedule


Meeting Minutes

We are committed to openness and accountability and therefore have the minutes of the Board meetings and key documents available on our website, to ensure transparency. We are committed to the equality and diversity of all of our students, staff and stake holder.

The responsibilities of the Corporation Board can be summarised as:

  • Determining the educational character and mission of the College and overseeing its activities
  • Approving the College’s strategic direction
  • Effective management of resources to ensure the solvency of the College and the safeguarding of its assets
  • Approving annual estimates of income and expenditure
  • Employing Senior Post Holders, determining their pay and conditions of service
  • Scrutinising and monitoring the on-going improvement of success rates and student experience at the College

Board and Committee Meetings

Committee Membership 

The Corporation Board meets regularly and, as of September 2015, will be meeting on average once a month, totalling nine Board meetings per academic year.  The Corporation also have the following statutory committees, who meet once a term or as and when required:

  • Audit Committee
  • Search Committee

Committees' Terms of Reference

Search & Governance and Remuneration Committee Terms of Reference
Audit Committee Terms of Reference

Join the North Kent College Corporation

We welcome applications to join the Board of Governors, from all members of the community. For more details on becoming a Governor, please read the information below.

Responsibilities of a Member of the Governing Body

Your involvement and contribution can help us to meet the needs of everyone in our community. The College values the voluntary contribution from individuals who are keen to participate in delivery of our educational excellence.

  • Members are required to abide by the Seven Principles of Public Life as laid down in the Nolan Principles – selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership
  • Members will need to adhere to a Code of Conduct
  • Each year of office, members will need to complete a Register of Interests form declaring any interest, financial or other, which might influence their judgement. The register is open to public inspection in the Clerk’s office
  • Members will have to agree to attend a minimum number of meetings per year
  • We encourage continuous assessment on performance and recommendations for improvement.

Who can Become a Governor?

We are keen to encourage equality and diversity on our Corporation Board, both cultural diversity and vocational diversity are important to us. You may have experience in business, community services, industry, finance or legal practice. The broader your vocational experience the better for our Governing Body, to allow an informed decision making process.

As well as your role benefiting the community, you will also have an opportunity to further develop your own skill base and CV.
You will be given the appropriate training and support, to become fully effective and will be kept informed about emerging issues and trends.

How to Apply to be a Governor

If you are interested in finding out more please email our Clerk to the Corporation Yolanda Hughes. Find out more about our Governors in the Governor Profiles section.

See our latest vacancies here

If you are interested in becoming a governor for North Kent College, we’d love to hear from you if you think you can enhance our board and bring the skills and experience we are looking for. Take a look at our North Kent College Governor advertisement now and let us know if you need any more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Financial Accounts 

See our signed financial statements from July 2015- July 2018

NKC Financial Statements Year End 31.07.15
NKC Financial Statements Year End 31.07.16
NKC Financial Statements Year End 31.07.17
NKC Financial Statements Year End 31.07.18
NKC Financial Statements Year End 31.07.19

Members of the Corporation

View Governor Profiles here



Alex Lewsley



Dr Richard Longman

Vice Chair of Corporation

David Gleed


Keith Norman

Chair of Audit Committee

Nikki Franks

Staff Governor


Phil Hatton

Lead Safeguarding Governor

Jon Gurney 


Dalia Halpern-Matthews



Yolanda Hughes

Clerk to the Corporation 

Teja Birring


David Martin




Teja Birring

Teja Birring