Governor

Do you want to make a real difference and help shape and influence the next generation? If so, then this 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, full training is available.

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, having identified under-representation in our current Governing Body:

  • 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

 

What is the role of the Governing Body?

WQE is a fully independent Sixth Form College, constituted as a charity. The College is led a Governing Body (‘the Corporation’ of the College) which is made up of the Governors. By becoming a Governor, you are taking an important and active role in ensuring that the College continues to develop and to thrive.

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Time commitment

Governing Body meetings are held ten 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?

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

 

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