Governor Vacancies

Do you want to make a real difference and help us to shape and influence the next generation?

If so, then a Governor role could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Volunteering as a Governor is a great way to contribute to your local community, meet new people and improve the lives of local people. You will develop transferable skills, build relationships and networks, and learn more about the education system whilst putting your existing skills and experience to good use. For those with limited knowledge of education, or governance, an induction programme is provided, and Governors receive ongoing learning and development throughout their term of office.

We would love to hear from you if you are looking to give something back to your community and ultimately support our College to deliver the very best outcomes for our students.

What are we looking for from a Governor?

As a Governor you will provide an external perspective, offering your ability to challenge assumptions and look for the best solutions. As a member of the Governing Body your insights, skills, experience and ideas would widen our strategic perspective and help to shape the College’s future development. You will bring enthusiasm, experience and expertise from other areas of life and will act as part of a well-balanced group of people to effectively support and challenge the College’s senior leaders, to drive the College forward.

We are currently looking to strengthen Governing Body expertise in finance, further education, curriculum design and quality, digital and environmental sustainability.

We particularly welcome expressions of interest from the following groups:

  • Candidates from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds
  • Candidates with disabilities or learning differences
  • LGBT+ Candidates
  • Young Governors (in the 26-35 age bracket)
  • Candidates identifying as female

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Time Commitment

Governing Body meetings are held eight times per year, and in total your commitment will probably amount to 3-4 hours per month on average.

What are the next steps towards becoming a Governor?

You may want to view the profiles of our existing Governors here.

For an informal discussion about becoming a Governor, please contact Rachel Middleton, Clerk to the Corporation by emailing Rachel will be more than happy to find a time to discuss the role and guide you in your next steps.

Governor Testimonials

Quote from Neil McGhee (External Governor): "I came to the College as an Enterprise Ambassador, bringing more focus on helping students to be more successful (and happy) when they move into the 'world of work'. I was pleased to join the Corporation as a Governor to help the College to further develop as a truly excellent centre for education and powerful springboard into the future for our students".
Quote from External Governor - Bernadette Green: "Now retired, I spent my professional life working in the education sector as a secondary Headteacher, leading schools through restructures, school improvement initiatives and successful Ofsted inspections before joining Ofsted as an inspector until 2019. I have been a Governor for a number of years and apply my experience to the College. I am particularly interested in the transition of students from secondary school to post 16 education and in what the College does to support and retain them on the most appropriate courses to achieve successful outcomes."