Becoming a Governor of Derwentside College
The Governing Body is responsible for setting the mission and strategic direction of the College, determining policy, and monitoring performance across the various key strands of our business.
The Governing Body consists of up to 16 Governors, each of whom bring a diverse and valuable range of skills and experience to the role. Our Governors are volunteers who wish to make a positive contribution to the education and life chances of our learners and apprentices.
The position of Governor requires attendance at regular Board meetings (approximately 9 per year), as well as other activities, such as learner engagement, throughout the year. The time commitment is not onerous and many of our Governors enjoy the role and the impact they have on our staff, students and the local community. The position is voluntary and unpaid, although reasonable expenses can be claimed.
The College is always looking for enthusiastic and talented people to join its Governing Body. If you are interested in the opportunity, please contact our HR department in the first instance (HR@derwentside.ac.uk, or 01207 585 900).
Further information on the role is included in the sections below.