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Finding the right skills for FE boards

Inspiring FE Governance is a free service dedicated to finding individuals with the right skills to serve on further education (FE) boards in England, including chairs of finance committees. Board members are committed volunteers who have a similar role to company non-executive directors. The service is funded by the Education and Training Foundation and run by Education and Employers, an independent charity. On this site, FE providers can register their vacancies and individuals can register their interest in serving as a board member.  Please note: The registration button above takes you to an Education and Employers sign up form. 

Latest news

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Praise for board members during Trustees’ Week

13th November 2017

An impressive one million people across the UK currently serve as trustees, including as board members in the further education (FE) sector. Their important voluntary contribution is being recognised during…

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Why professionals should give something back

6th September 2017

The leading association for governance professionals has been encouraging its members to consider taking on further education governance roles, by promoting Inspiring FE Governance through its membership magazine.

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Two-thirds of businesses have FE links

21st August 2017

Nearly two-thirds of businesses in the UK (63%) have links to a further education college, according to a study published this summer. The 10th annual Education and Skills Survey 2017,…

Case studies

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Kirk Lower

This college is important for the region. Lowestoft is an economically poor area with a whole range of issues that go along with being a coastal town.

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Anne-Marie Nixon

This is about working together for the greater good of the community. The sum of the whole is always worth more than the individual parts.

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Case Study – Piers White

My background as an executive director, CEO, chair and non-executive director has given me a good understanding of how to strike the right balance between challenge and support.