FE Governor Recruitment Service

The Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) ‘Inspiring FE Governance‘ service recruits volunteers with the right expertise, skills, knowledge and attributes to serve on the governing boards of Further Education (FE) colleges and providers.

It was set up by the ETF in March 2017 to extend the extensive recruitment support it provides to the FE Sector. The service is delivered by Education and Employers, which has an excellent track record in recruiting governors for schools.

Inspiring FE Governance is unique in that it draws on state-of-the-art online technology, as well as more than 1,500 volunteers from business who have already signed up to serve as FE board members.

The service offers:

  • free support in recruiting external board members, including potential chairs of finance committees
  • ETF training for board members at reasonable prices.

To access the support and to find out more, please visit the Education and Employers’ Inspiring FE Governance website.

To view case studies on why becoming a FE Governor makes such a difference, please visit the Inspiring FE Governance case study page.

An independent programme evaluation was carried out by ICF Consulting Services Ltd. You can download the Evaluation of FE Governance 2020-21 here