Welcome to the AGBIS Governor Vacancies Board

This board is for our member schools to advertise any governor vacancies they have.  If you are an AGBIS member school and would like to advertise your vacancy on this Board please get in touch on [email protected] and we will support you.

We also have a Clerk Vacancies Board, which you can view here.

There are currently 7 vacancies. Please find below a list of current vacancies and details of how to apply to each one:


Wellingborough School

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Vacancy: Governors

Location: Wellingborough, Northants.

Description: An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Board of Governors to help guide the strategic direction of the School.  We are looking for individuals with backgrounds in finance or capital building projects. 

A co-educational day school with 850 pupils, Wellingborough is a School that is keenly aware of its history and traditions, but not held back by them.  Founded in 1595, it has always sought to make bold and timely decisions in order to ensure that the pupils are able to flourish and thrive, and that the nature of the School supports this aim. 

The School is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee; hence Governors of the School are also Trustees of the Charity and Directors of the Company.  The Board of Governors currently comprises 12 governors and has four sub-committees: Finance and General Purpose, Governance and Nominations, Education, and Strategic Planning.  The role involves a commitment to one sub-committee and one full board meeting a term. 

How to Apply: To make your application, please send letters of interest and CV’s for the attention of Nigel Johnson (Bursar and Clerk to the Governors) to [email protected]

For an informal conversation about the role, please email Nicole Jacobs (PA to the Bursar) at [email protected]


Ampleforth College

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Vacancy: Chair of Governors

Description: Ampleforth College, founded in 1802 and set in a beautiful North Yorkshire valley, is one of the world’s foremost Catholic boarding schools, welcoming girls and boys of all faiths aged 11-18.  Our mission, deeply rooted in our Benedictine foundation, is to educate the whole person, mind, body and soul, nurturing their unique talents and enabling them to flourish to the full at school and in life. Outstanding pastoral care is at the heart of all we do.

The governing body of the College seeks to recruit a new Chair to take office no later than 1 January 2025 for a five-year term. Applications or expressions of interest will be welcomed from individuals with appropriate experience in leadership and governance, who are passionate about education and transforming the lives of young people.

The successful candidate will have the skills to lead the governing body in its mission to nurture the long-term success of the College, working closely with the Head to deliver the vision of an outstanding Catholic school at this exciting time in its history, to achieve agreed objectives and to ensure that all regulatory and best-practice requirements are met.

He or she will be a strong advocate for Benedictine education, a fluent communicator to the Ampleforth community and a respected ambassador for the College to the wider world.

How to Apply: For further information and to apply, please contact our Deputy Chair, Martin Vander Weyer, at [email protected].


Westbrook Hay

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Vacancy: Governors

Location: Hemel Hempstead

Description: At one of the most exciting times in the school’s history, Westbrook Hay School is looking to recruit new Governors to strengthen its already experienced and diverse Board, to place the School in the best possible position to meet the challenges of the future. The Governors of Westbrook Hay School work collectively as a team. Together they are responsible for ensuring the delivery of the best possible educational, pastoral and support service. They are accountable for ensuring that the overall structure is fit for purpose and consistent with the school's charitable objects. The Governors delegate the management of the school to the Head and Bursar who in turn are supported by members of the Executive Group (EG). Westbrook Hay School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You can find out more about the role specification here.

How to Apply: We welcome a letter of application and a completed application form which can be downloaded from our website, along with more information on the School and the Governor role. If you would like to discuss anything prior to application, then in the first instance please contact the Clerk to the Governors, Miss Kelly Freeman on 01442 256143 or [email protected]. The Board will then receive recommendations and make decisions to offer appointments, which will be ratified at their next Board meeting (although successful candidates should be notified before then).


Mayville High School Limited

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Vacancy: Governors

Location: Southsea, Hampshire

Description: Mayville High School Limited is seeking to recruit additional Governors who are interested in joining the Board and assisting us in planning and implementing our future strategy and have time available to contribute to working with our team.

Mayville has been at the heart of Southsea life since 1897 and, to this day, we continue to follow our founding philosophy of educating the 'whole child' – 'The head, the hand and the heart'. Our ethos serves to instil a life-long love of learning in every pupil. Throughout our Nursery, Junior, Senior & Online Schools, studies and activities are inclusive and structured to meet the needs, challenge the expectations and exceed the goals of each individual. In 2023 we opened our new Wyvern Unit which specialises in supporting pupils with special educational and advanced neurodiversity needs.  More information about Mayville can be found on our website https://mayvillehighschool.com.

There are currently eight serving Governors with a wide range of skills in Education, Finance, Business Management and Medicine, some of whom are parents of former and current pupils. We are now looking to recruit individuals with backgrounds in Property Management, Health & Safety and Compliance and business development, but will welcome interest from any individuals who wish to contribute to our future plans, particularly those who live in the vicinity of the School.

Key Skills Required are:-

  • Excellent communication and team-working skills
  • An appreciation of the principles of good governance
  • Critical thinking and sound judgement

The Board operates through a number of sub-committees including Finance, Education and Welfare, Safeguarding, Health & Safety & Compliance. The role involves a commitment to attending one Committee and one full Board meeting per term (some of which are held via Zoom) and periodic monitoring visits to the School. 

The School is a registered Charity therefore Governors also serve as Trustees. All Governor roles are voluntary and subject to enhanced DBS and full clearance checks.

How to Apply: For further information and to apply, please contact The Executive PA to the Headteacher Jo Carter either by email or phone at [email protected] or 02392 734847.  Applications should include a CV and covering letter.


Northease Manor School 

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Vacancy: School Governors x 3

Location: East Sussex/Hybrid

Description: Northease Manor School is a centre of excellence for the education of neurodiverse students. We aim to provide an outstanding educational environment that restores and increases young peoples’ self-esteem and educates the whole child, so that each student has the tools they need to overcome the societal barriers and attitudes to their specific learning support need. The school has a clear and focused objective to become a leading school in its field.

We are now looking to continue the development and strengthening of our Board through the appointment of 3 new Governors. In addition to living and breathing the Northease Manor principles and values, we’re ideally seeking candidates with previous non-executive/governor experience and one of the following skillsets:

•              Independent School leadership

•              Senior Leadership in a SEN environment

•              HR/OD professional

•              Lived experience of neurodiversity.

How to Apply: If this sounds like you, go to https://distinctivepeople.co.uk/vacancies/ where our Candidate Pack provides further information. Then contact Denise Kirkham, Partner at Distinctive People, for an informal discussion on 07833 475669.

Closing date 9am Monday 10th June 2024.


More House School

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Vacancy: Governor with extensive accountancy experience

Location: Frensham

Description: The Board of Governors of More House School is seeking to appoint a Governor with extensive accountancy experience (ideally with an accountancy qualification) from June 2024. This is a voluntary position with an expected term length of at least three years with a maximum of nine. The appointee will support the school’s leadership and governors in strategic forward planning and all matters finance related. Post-holders will be responsible, together with their fellow governors, for the overall governance of the charity, monitoring performance and securing compliance with statutory requirements, and for the development of the school’s aims and objectives. Find out more about the school and the position here.

How to Apply: Please visit our website and complete the online application form: More House School - Volunteer Application FormThe selection process for this important role includes two key stages: an informal discussion with the Chair of Governors to explore your interest and alignment with the school’s ethos, followed by a more formal interview with the Nominations and Governance Committee to assess suitability and discuss potential contributions to the board.


City of London School for Girls

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Vacancy: Governors

Location: London

Description: The Board of Governors of the City of London School for Girls is the body that oversees and provides strategic leadership for the School, sitting as a committee of the City of London Corporation.

The Board is made up of both elected Members of the City of London Corporation and Co-opted Governors appointed by the Board. The Board is seeking to appoint two individuals to the Board as a Co-opted Governors with the right blend of experience to complement that already represented on the Board. In particular, we would be interested to hear from candidates with experience or leadership in education, including higher education, digital technology or sustainability.

We remain committed to establishing a Board that is reflective of our school community. As such, applications from candidates of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds would be particularly welcome.

City of London School for Girls has a total of around 760 pupils from 11 to 18 years. The school has a strong academic tradition, but also provides a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities, broadening students’ lives with new experiences and challenges.  Our School has historic links with the City of London Corporation; these traditions and our location create a unique and vibrant atmosphere.  At the same time the school has a cosmopolitan outlook, with its partnership work, both within and outside the City of London, building on a community spirit that is a prominent feature of school life.

Interested candidates who have any questions about the vacancies are invited to contact Melanie Peel (Clerk to the Governors) on [email protected] who will be able to direct these appropriately.

How to Apply: To apply, please download the application form and equal opportunities forms below and return to [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 3 June 2024.