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…
Use your skills, experience and insight to improve the life chances of young people and help build the country’s workforce!
We are recruiting professionals with the right skills to join the governing boards of further education (FE) colleges and training providers. These are multi-million-pound organisations at the heart of the government’s industrial strategy.
By becoming a board member, you’ll play a vital role in strengthening your local and national economy. You’ll also enhance your professional skills and help your community. Board members – also known as governors in colleges - are committed volunteers who have a similar role to company non-executive directors.
Inspiring FE Governance is a free service dedicated to supporting the recruitment of excellent board members for FE providers. We use state-of-the-art online technology to match volunteers to vacancies in colleges.
This site is for:
Individuals interested in becoming a board member. You can register your interest and create a profile. Find out more.
FE colleges and providers looking for new board members. You can register your vacancies. We work with employers, professional networks and universities to find individuals interested in serving as board members for FE providers. Our online matching tool allows you to find excellent candidates with the skills, knowledge and attributes you need. Find out more.
The Inspiring FE Governance service is funded by the Education and Training Foundation and run by Education and Employers, an independent charity.
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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The most rewarding aspect of my involvement is seeing students’ achievements recognised. Going into a classroom and seeing a principal presenting certificates for improved attendance, when you know that a…
Removing barriers to and providing a great environment in which students can achieve and progress are key here. To this end, we work in collaboration and partnership with schools, higher…
This college is an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ rated college and accredited College of the University of Surrey. Inspiring FE Governance has helped Farnborough College to find skills to support succession planning.