Be a Governor: apply today to join Bristol school boards

Bristol Learning City/Bristol City Council
Contract Type: 
Part Time
volunteers are expected to commit several hours per month
Details of Role: 

With business and other skills you could be a school governor. 

Bristol Learning City has launched a recruitment campaign inviting the Bristol business community and the volunteer sector to help fill around 200 school governor and trustee vacancies by September 2018. Could you or a member of your organisation be a governor?

Schools can benefit from the many skills that organisations and their employees or volunteers can bring to governing bodies. The benefits to organisations and their employees come from the learning that board members bring back to the workplace: increased confidence; decision-making and communication abilities, plus leadership and management skills.

Could you govern?

We’d love to know about the skills and experience you can bring to a school. You’ll need to commit some regular time to the role. The average time commitment is 5-8 hours per month, although it will vary depending on the needs of the school and the role. This includes meetings, background reading and school visits. Most governing boards hold their meetings in the evenings.

Once matched, full training and excellent free resources are available to you.

Check our information and apply today

You can volunteer right away. In ‘How to apply’ we’ve provided:

  • an introduction for employees and volunteers, explaining how to apply and what to expect of the role.
  • link to a new, online application process that matches you and other potential governors to Bristol schools

Good governance can raise outcomes and life chances for young people across the city. If you are an employer, employee or if you volunteer elsewhere, tell us what skills you can add to the good work being done on school boards today.

Closing Date: 
Sunday, 29 April, 2018 - 23:45
How to Apply: 

For further information on learning and skills, visit Bristol Learning City.

Contact Person: 
Claire or Chris
Contact Email: