The Corporation is now seeking to appoint to three Independent Governor vacancies on our Governing Board. We welcome applications from individuals who would like to help shape the strategic management of the college, gain new skills and experience and use your knowledge and experience to make a difference. Previous experience as a governor is not required as training will be provided to support you in your role.

We are committed to the principles of equality and diversity, as such our appointments are made on merit, taking into account skills gaps and we particularly welcome applications from groups not yet represented on our Governing Board.

We currently have vacancies on our Audit Committee, Finance and General Purposes Committee and Quality and Standards Committee.

To apply please complete the Independent Governor Application form and send directly to the Clerk to the Corporation, or for more information please contact Laura Skarratt, Clerk to the Corporation at or telephone 01482 711688

Why Become an Independent College Governor? 

  • You can use your experience and knowledge to make a difference.
  • You will be involved in overseeing College activities.
  • You will help shape the strategic direction of the College and monitor the financial well-being of the College.
  • You will gain new skills and experience and meet new people and network.

What Skills Are Needed?

  • A commitment to improving education for all students.
  • The ability to work in a professional manner as part of a team and take collective responsibility for decisions.
  • The willingness to learn.
  • A commitment to the college’s mission and core values.
  • Basic literacy, numeracy and IT skills (ie. email and word processing). With further training provided to support your role. 
  • You do not need to have governance experience to be a Governor. We have Governors with backgrounds in business, charity, education, government, law, accountancy, IT and audit.


  • Training opportunities are provided for all Governors. 
  • All new Governors are assigned to an experienced mentor to support them through their first term.
  • Terms of office are usually between 2 and 4 years.
  • Meetings are usually held midweek 4:30pm – 6:30pm on site, with some option to attend virtually.
  • All Governors must complete safeguarding checks (DBS), annual eligibility declarations and complete a declaration for the Register of Interest.
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