Becoming a Governor

Are you interested in becoming a governor at Collyer’s?

  • Do you have an interest in post-16 education and training?
  • Do you want to help the young people of today develop into active and successful members of the community?

If so, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Collyer’s is committed to providing excellent education for the success of every student. Working as part of a team, governors are responsible for defining future strategy and monitoring its’ implementation to meet this objective. The role of governor is non-executive.

Governors are volunteers and normally attend about 10 meetings a year at the college (4 Governing Body meetings, 3 Committee meetings and 3 other functions); these meetings are currently generally held during the day but are reviewed regularly to suit the majority of governors with breakfast and twilight meetings becoming increasingly common. Whilst the role is unpaid, reasonable expenses may be claimed.

Women, young adults, people with a disability or from ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented on the Governing Body which we seek to be representative of our students.  Local business links are much appreciated and we are always interested in hearing from local residents who have expertise in, for example, finance, audit, HR and IT.

We have a particular focus at present on ensuring the continuation of expertise in construction and estate management and accountancy as well as special needs, pensions, investments, local or central Government and employment law.  We aim to meet both current skills needs and to plan effectively for the future, for example, to ensure that the Governing Body continues to be led by a well-informed Chair and Vice Chair.  However, it is above all your interest and commitment that is needed to ensure that the college continues to be a centre “educating for excellence”. Training will be provided.

Those wishing to know more are invited to contact Nicola Whitehead, Clerk to the Governing Body either by e-mail or telephone on (01403) 210822 x 519.




The Governing Body