Become a Governor

The Colleges Governing Body has a maximum membership of 20 people, including the Principal and Staff/Student Governors. Governors are appointed, initially, for a two-year period of office (with the exception of Student Governors who are appointed for a period of one academic year and Staff Governors, who are appointed for a period of two years).

At the end of this period, Non-Staff/Non Student Governors may be appointed for one further four-year term. Governors do not normally serve for more than an eight year period. The external members are drawn from a range of backgrounds including business, local government, the health service, trades unions and the voluntary sector. On appointment, Governors usually sit on the full Governing Body and at least one of the Committees. College Governors are unpaid, voluntary positions, although travel expenses are payable.

Personal qualities required to be a Governor

The College seeks diversity in terms of the background of its Governors. However, there is an expectation that all prospective Governors would share the following characteristics:

  • A real interest in education and training
  • 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

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to become a Governor at Nescot, please contact Josephine Carr, Clerk to the Corporation, by one of the following methods:

Write: Clerk to the Corporation, Nescot, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, KT17 3DS


The Clerk will send you more detailed information about the College as well as a full application pack. All applications are handled by the Search and Governance Committee, who will interview all shortlisted applicants, making recommendations to the full Governing body. The College also advertises vacancies on the Governing Body on the SGOSS website, which contains information about being a member of a Governing Body.

CLICK HERE - to read the Governor Description

CLICK HERE - to read the role desciption of the Chair, Vice Chair and Chairs of Committees of the Corporation.

CLICK HERE to read the Staff Member election procedure








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