Interested in further education? Want to play your part?

Northern Regional College: Chair of Governing Body

Would you like to contribute to the business and educational needs of your local community?

Time commitment

Time Commitment: You will be expected to attend 7 to 9 full (evening) Governing Body meetings per year and to represent the college at meetings and public events. You may also have significant involvement in subcommittees. Additional meetings will be called as required.

Remuneration: The post is not remunerated. However, travelling and subsistence allowances are payable.

Closing date

Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 13 October 2014.

Late applications will not be accepted. Completed application forms may be posted or emailed.

Applications are invited from individuals who either are or have been engaged or employed in business, industry or any profession.

Further Education is a driver of economic development, assists social cohesion and is a major promoter of lifelong learning.

This is a challenging and exciting role giving the opportunity to play a major part in and contribute to the Northern Ireland Further Education sector. The Chair of the Governing Body has particular responsibility for providing effective strategic leadership and for ensuring that the governing body works effectively.

Application forms

Application forms and an information pack can be obtained from:

Marty Fullerton, FE Corporate Governance & Accountability, DEL, Room 203, Adelaide House, 39-49 Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8FD.

Application forms and information packs can be made available in other formats. Candidates who require assistance will be facilitated on request.

Women, people with a disability, ethnic minority communities and young people are currently under-represented on governing bodies. DEL particularly welcomes applications from members of these groups.


Interviews will take place week commencing 3 November 2014 with the successful candidate taking up post in late November 2014.

Equality of Opportunity

DEL is committed to the principles of public appointments based on merit. Independent assessment, openness and transparency are integral parts of the process. The Department is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all individuals. Applications are welcome regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependents.