What skills are schools looking for in a Governor or Trustee?

By becoming a school governor or trustee, you have the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of young people, give something back to your local community and gain vital board-level experience.

Schools sometimes search for specific, work-based skill-sets such as marketing, human resources, or finance. This is because a balance of skills is essential for governing bodies to be as effective as they can be.

On the other hand, many of the schools with whom we work recruit for the wider skills that people from business and other organisations bring to the table. Enthusiasm and an appetite to learn and contribute can be every bit as important as the more specialist skills that a new recruit may bring. Helping to drive the strategic direction of a school and holding the management to account requires commercial acumen, a fresh perspective and the ability to ask difficult questions.

Do these qualities sound familiar? Does this whet your appetite for school governance?

If your answer to these questions is yes, then you might be just what we are looking for. So, why not sign-in to Inspiring Governance today and express an interest in a governing board vacancy today.