The Role of a Governor …….. is it for You?
The role of a governor is voluntary and may be compared to that of a non-executive director of the board of a public company. However, whilst a board is accountable to its shareholders, the governing body are responsible for ensuring that the public funds received from the various funding bodies are used in accordance with the appropriate regulations and financial memorandum. As such, both the College and the Governing Body have to take account of the educational policies of national government.
The legal power of the governing body resides with the governing body as a whole and not with individual governors. However, the skills, expertise and experience of individual governors are crucial in ensuring a successful and effective governing body. The key elements however, that we look for in any prospective governor are enthusiasm and commitment.
The main commitment is to attend the regular meetings of the Governing Body. Members also have the opportunity to join one of the specialist Committees which meet ordinarily once a term. Training is available through national, regional or local providers and affords the opportunity to meet fellow governors across the region.
If you are interested in becoming a governor or would like to find out more about the role please contact Barbara Maude, Clerk to the Corporation at the College or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At JRC we very much welcome applications from prospective candidates and would look forward to hearing from anyone interested in becoming a governor of the College.