Become a Governor

About the role of Governors

Governors share the corporate responsibility for the College, principally by:

  • Setting the educational mission and character of the college in line with the needs of the local community and within government policies.
  • Ensuring that public funds are used in accordance with their intended purpose and achieve maximum benefit for learners and the community.
  • Ensuring that appropriate staffing arrangements are in place and there is a framework for pay and conditions for staff.
  • Ensuring continuous improvement in teaching and learning to enhance the student experience.
  • Ensuring that the provision reflects the needs of stakeholders and the community served by the college.

Governors also have individual responsibilities which include:

  • A commitment to the seven principles of public life as set out by Lord Nolan.
  • A high level of attendance at and preparation for Corporation and Committee meetings.
  • To contribute to Corporation decision making.
  • To act as ambassadors for the college.
  • To support all aspects of effective governance, including undertaking training and development activities.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a range of generic skills and qualities.  These include:

  • The ability to work as a member of a team and to respect corporate decision making.
  • A real interest in education, particularly the 16-19 and FE sector.
  • The ability to operate at the strategic level, with strong decision-making and communication skills. Governors are not involved in the day-to-day running of the college.

The Corporation and its Committees meet regularly throughout the academic year and candidates would be required to be available to attend meetings both in person and virtually.  Whilst the time commitment is not insignificant and the responsibilities are high, this is a role which is both interesting and challenging, and one where the right individual can make a significant impact on the future direction and success of this important institution.

Current Vacancies

Although there are currently no vacancies, if you are interested in becoming a governor in the future and would like to learn more about the role then please contact Jeannie Adam, Clerk to the Corporation via

How to apply

To register your interest, please contact Jeannie Adam, Clerk to the Corporation via

  • Suitable candidates will be invited to attend an interview with a panel of governors.
  • The successful candidate will be subject to DBS checking.
  • This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
  • Cirencester College welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and is an equal opportunities employer.