Becoming a Governor

Are you interested in becoming a Governor of Hereford College of Arts?

The Corporation

The governing body, its legal term the Corporation, was established by the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 and is responsible for the overall functioning of the College. Our Board has nineteen voluntary Governors, including the Principal, Staff and Student Governors.  Independent Governors are appointed, initially, for a 4-year period of office and normally serve up to 8 years.

The College is an equal opportunities organisation and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Governor appointments are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The Board welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The role of governors is outlined in the:
summary governors role
Governors role description 2018

The role of a Governor requires energy, motivation and a commitment to attend around ten meetings each year.  Our Governors use their experience collectively to contribute to the future of the College.  Independent Governors bring a variety of backgrounds including business, education and the community.

Personal qualities required to be a Governor

Prospective governors should have the following characteristics:
• A real interest in Further and Higher Education
• Belief in the value of arts education
• Skills and experience that will benefit the College
• A commitment to act as an advocate for the College and to act in the best interests of the College at all times
• A commitment to working with integrity, openness and honesty

Training and development

We provide training and support to enable Governors to discharge their responsibilities effectively and with confidence.  Induction training is provided for new Governors who are also assigned a mentor.

How to apply

To apply please complete the application form and return to Rebecca Semple, Clerk to the Governors, Hereford College of Arts, Folly Lane, Hereford, HR1 1LT or email  Alternatively, phone Rebecca for an informal discussion 01432 379351.