Could you be a governor at Bradford College?

Could you help to transform lives in Bradford?

If you’re looking for a chance to support students to take the next steps forward in their studies and careers, Bradford College may have just the role for you.

The College is looking for people to join its board as an Independent Governor during an exciting time for the college as it seeks to improve, become more innovate and create an even better experience for its students. 

This voluntary role offers an opportunity to work with like-minded individuals dedicated to transforming the lives of young people and adults across the City of Bradford and surrounding district and helping to strengthen the local, regional and national economy.

A high degree of integrity is important, along with a commitment to excellence and achievement.

The College looks for a wide range of skills to complement its existing membership and at the moment is particularly interested in hearing from individuals with a Legal background.

The Corporation welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Benefits to being an independent governor

One of our current governors, Billy, was born and raised in Bradford, worked in adult and community education at the college for more than 10 years and is now a director at the Open University. He said: “My whole life has been about adult education.

“I wanted to do something to support my local community and contribute towards its economic and social development through teaching and learning. What better place to do it than my home city of Bradford?”

Billy Khokhar, Independent governor – Bradford College

Another governor, Lendy, who is a professional with a background in data analysis, procurement, contract management and business governance said: “I’ve learnt so much about the human spirit and everything the college has brought for the community, for example their turnaround in responding to Covid-19 ensuring students and staff safety throughout.” 

“I think to be a governor, you have to be open-minded and have an interest and intrigue in learning about different processes and approaches to life.”

Lendy Ho, Independent governor – Bradford College

Find out more

This is a voluntary role, however reasonable expenses are paid.

It requires a commitment of approximately one day per month, which will include all preparation and meeting time.

Meetings are normally held at Bradford College, Great Horton Road, BD7 1AY, however due to restrictions relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, meetings have been held remotely.

How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please email the Clerk to the Corporation.

Email: clerk@bradfordcollege.ac.uk.

Please send your CV with a brief covering letter summarising your interest in and suitability for the role to clerk@bradfordcollege.ac.uk.

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