Guidance

Find volunteers to become school governors and trustees

The Inspiring Governance online service connects schools and trusts with skilled volunteers in their area who are interested in becoming a school governor or trustee.

What you can get

The Inspiring Governance service allows you to:

  • search for volunteers based on skills, experience and location
  • contact potential candidates directly
  • advertise vacancies to registered volunteers in your area

Anyone you recruit through the service will receive 12 months of free support, training and guidance for new governors and trustees from the National Governance Association.

A separate chair of governors recruitment service is also available.

Who can use the service

All state-funded schools and academy trusts in England can use this service.

Large (3 or more schools) or growing multi-academy trusts should use the Academy Ambassadors service to help them recruit board members.

When it’s available

The service is available at any time.

What it costs

The service is free.

How to apply

Sign up to use the service.

Find out more

See the Inspiring Governance website for more information.

Published 21 September 2018