This page is intended primarily to support clerks who are recruiting new governors. The resources includes templates, case studies and good practice examples that clerks may wish to use to develop and improve their own college's recruitment process.
Guidance and support
SGOSS has many years’ experience of recruiting governors. SGOSS will review each application made through its site and then seek to identify colleges where the applicant’s skills and experience most closely match vacancies on the board. They will also provide support to both applicants and colleges throughout the period of mutual consideration.
Inspiring FE Governance is a free service dedicated to finding individuals with the right skills to serve on FE Boards in England, including chairs of finance committees. Board members are committed volunteers who have a similar role to company non-executive directors. The service is funded by the Education and Training Foundation and run by Educations and Employers, an independent Charity.
These case studies illustrate different approaches to recruiting governors taken by colleges.
Best practice materials
These materials have been obtained from colleges by clerks and made available here as examples of best practice.
Example of questions for prospective governor interview (PDF,103.04 KB) (NB this is taken from a Christian college so includes faith based questions which would not be relevant for many colleges)