Inspiring FE Governance was set up by the Education and Training Foundation in March 2017 to help colleges and other FE providers in England find individuals with the right skills to serve on their boards.
Please get in touch with us if you have a vacancy.
How it works
To find individuals with the right skills, we use a mix of a personal approach through our network of businesses and partner organisations, and recruitment through our existing database of volunteers.
Prospective board members are asked to submit a CV or LinkedIn profile, which is uploaded to our online database.
When FE boards register their vacancies, we search the database to find potential matches. These are passed through to the college or FE provider, which is invited to get in touch individually to explain more about the post. If it appears to be a good match, boards should follow their usual application and induction process.
Please note that Inspiring FE Governance does not undertake Disclosure and Barring Service checks on prospective candidates. If this is required, we expect it will be done by the provider as part of the application and induction process.
Are you currently signed up with another governance recruitment service? Not to worry. You are welcome to register with Inspiring FE Governance regardless of which other services you have signed up to.
Do you need to fill a vacancy on your board?
Finance committee chairs
We know that finding qualified finance committee chairs can be a challenge, and often requires thoughtful succession planning. This is why one strand of our recruitment is aimed at finding individuals with robust financial awareness and and the ability and confidence to manage budgets in the range of £12 million to £120 million, as well as skills in strategic leadership and chairing meetings.
Are you looking for someone who could be a future finance committee chair?
Training for governors with responsibility for finance
The Education and Training Foundation has developed a training course for chairs of finance and board members with responsibility for finance. Find out more details of this reasonably priced course.