Governor Application

We are seeking volunteers to join the Board of Governors for Newbury College and University Centre Newbury, to support our drive for growth and outstanding provision. Board members join us from a wide range of backgrounds, with a diverse range of skills and experience.

The governing body is the highest level of decision making in the College, having overall responsibility for the strategic direction and financial health of the institution. Governors attend meetings of the Corporation Board (five per year), participate in committees, evaluate reports, and attend events.

The Board makes a significant contribution to the success of the college, playing a key role in ensuring that all students develop and achieve their full potential. The role provides insight into the social and economic needs of our community, offering opportunities for direct contact with senior people in a wide range of local businesses and community groups.

Governors are not remunerated for their role, although travel and expenses may sometimes be claimed. The Board is particularly interested in seeking new members with skills in any of these areas:

  • Curriculum and quality issues in education
  • Qualified accountants and those with strong financial experience
  • Safeguarding

Experience as a Governor is both challenging and rewarding. It is valued by many employers and adds a new dimension to an individual's CV.

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