College Governors


Bishop Burton College is one of the leading specialist colleges in the country. It is a diverse organisation delivering further and higher education programmes in our specialisms of land based and sport. The College also generates significant income through its various enterprises. We work with a number of industry partners to provide enhancement to our academic courses.

As a member of the Board, you will share responsibility for setting the educational character and mission of the College and ensuring it meets its strategic objectives. The Board also agrees annual budgets, is accountable for the use of public funds and must ensure the College’s long term financial sustainability.

Candidates should possess strong business skills, the ability to think strategically and an entrepreneurial outlook. We are looking for someone with the knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to contribute effectively. An interest in education, training and skills would be beneficial, as would an understanding of the region and the industries the College serves.

To maintain a balance of relevant skills on the Board, applications would be especially welcome from those with a background in finance, financial services or accountancy.

This is a highly rewarding voluntary role which makes a significant contribution to young people’s futures. Governors are expected to attend Board meetings (held in the evening on 9 occasions throughout the year), as well as training and an annual planning session. Additional time will be needed to read and prepare for meetings. Governors are also encouraged to take a wider interest in the life of the College through attendance at events such as exhibitions, shows and achievement celebrations. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed for attendance at meetings.

Individuals are appointed to the Board on the basis of their experience, skills and suitability for the role. The Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity and within the Corporation and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

If you are interested finding out more about the role of College Governor, please contact the Clerk to the Corporation using the following email address:

For further background about the Corporation and its work, please visit our website:

Applicants should send a copy of their CV plus a covering letter to the Clerk to the Corporation, Bishop Burton College, York Road, Bishop Burton, Beverley HU17 8QG.  The letter should state why they are interested in the role of Governor, and what they feel that they can bring to it.