Make a difference to the Northern Ireland Further Education Sector

Chair – Governing Body, Belfast Metropolitan College

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 are also likely to have significant involvement in subcommittees. Additional meetings will be called as required.


The post is not presently remunerated. However, it is anticipated that remuneration will become available shortly after appointment. Travelling and subsistence allowances are payable.

Closing Date

12 noon on Tuesday 1 September 2015. 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 you 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 and information

Application forms and an information pack can be obtained from:

Marty Fullerton
FE Corporate Governance & Accountability
Room 203, Adelaide House
39-49 Adelaide Street
Belfast BT2 8FD
Telephone: 028 9025 7461
E-mail: external link

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 28 September 2015 and an appointment will be made in mid-late October 2015.