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Become a governor

Why become a governor?

  • Governors provide strategic direction and leadership. They determine the vision and direction of travel for a college and hold senior managers to account for achieving their vision.
  • By becoming a governor of West Nottinghamshire College Group you will be joining a high performing board and a very successful college.
  • This is an opportunity to steer provision that benefits the local community, employers and students directly.
  • Being a governor is hugely rewarding, it is your chance to make a real difference to the communities served by the college.

Do I have the qualities necessary to become a governor?

  • Are you passionate about post-16 education and the impact that it has on people’s lives?
  • Do you have financial, legal, HR, marketing or other industry experience that will add value to the college’s board?
  • Are you committed to the communities of Mansfield and Ashfield and want to see them prosper through skills?
  • Are you willing to work hard and give your time freely to make a difference?

If the answer to all or most of these questions is yes then you could be just the person we are looking for.


What will I be expected to do?

  • Attend and participate in the full range of meetings as appropriate.
  • Take a full role in development sessions and training events.
  • Take responsibility for finding out about the college and its core business.
  • Act as an ambassador and advocate for the college with external stakeholders.
  • Bring your own experience, knowledge and skills to enhance the work of the college and the board generally.
  • Take corporate responsibility for decisions made by the board, regardless of your own personal point of view.

How much time will I be expected to give?

  • The full corporation board meets ten times per year and you will be expected to attend the vast majority of these meetings.
  • You may also be asked to sit on a sub-committee which meet up to five times per year.
  • There are also some scheduled development sessions which governors are encouraged to attend.

How do I become a governor?

Contact Maxine Bagshaw, the clerk to the corporation, either by email or via telephone 07912 218771.


How can I find out more?

More information about becoming a governor can be found in our downloadable guide.

Becoming a governor