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We are always looking for people to become governors at our schools. You don't have to be a parent at the school as you could be one of our community governors instead.

We are currently recruiting for governors at Hope Valley College in north Derbyshire. But, with other schools joining the Trust soon, you could join our pool of interested candidates, with a view to joining another school's governing body over the coming year.

If you are passionate about making a difference to education and want to volunteer your expertise, then we'd love to hear from you.



As the video explains, being a governor has many benefits:

  • You make a difference to your local community and give something back.
  • You get to use and further develop your existing professional skills with an organisation that really benefits from them.
  • You could gain valuable experience for your own development.


What are we looking for in our School Governors?

Above all else, we want people with enthusiasm and commitment, who want to improve education for our young people. You don't have to have specific experience of working in education, but you must feel able to ask questions about our work, to help hold us to account.

We are always looking for potential governors with expertise in any of the following areas:

  • finance
  • HR
  • property management
  • facilities management
  • governance
  • management
  • law
  • education
  • marketing
  • contract management.


How much time does it take up?

There is one meeting of the full governing body every term, which you are expected to attend. There may be additional meetings where matters are discussed in more depth, which would also be useful to attend. 

You will be sent papers in advance and be expected to read them before the meetings. You will  have access to training courses which you can choose to attend. It would also be appreciated if you could sometimes attend school events or visit the school to find out more about how it works.


Want to find out more?

If you are interested and would like to find out more please contact us.