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Roles of Governors

Governors are appointed by the Board, the composition of which is designed to reflect the right combination of skills, diversity and experience.  Governors are normally appointed for a term of up to four years in the first instance.

The role of Governors


Governors are required to provide the College with corporate leadership within a framework of prudent and effective controls, which enable risk to be assessed and managed.

Governors, through the Board:

  • set the College’s strategic aims,
  • ensure that the necessary financial and human resources are in place for the College to meet its objectives,
  • review management performance,
  • set the College’s values and standards,
  • ensure that the College’s obligations to its stakeholders are understood and met,
  • provide soundness and independence of judgement in the stewardship of public funds, so that a quality service may be provided and legal statutory duties are discharged,
  • ensure that arrangements are in place for the appointment of senior post-holders, and
  • provide a framework for pay and conditions of all College staff.

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