WANTED: Member of Governing Body – North West Regional College

Further Education (FE) supports the delivery of a buoyant economy in Northern Ireland. People with skills and experience across our community who are, or have been, engaged or employed in the world of business, industry or another profession are encouraged to apply.

The Post

Membership of the Governing Body of a Further Education college is a unique opportunity.  Further education is recognised as central to delivering Northern Ireland’s vision of a buoyant economy. By playing your part in the leadership of colleges, you will have the opportunity to play a significant part in contributing to the development of a dynamic, vibrant FE sector in Northern Ireland.

You will ensure that the governing body works well in securing the efficient and effective management of the College. This will include the College’s financial performance and quality of its teaching, learning and assessment.  At the heart of its provision, the FE sector aims to:

  • strengthen and drive economic development
  • enhance social cohesion
  • advance the individual’s skills and learning

Time Commitment

You will be expected to attend 7 to 9 full (evening) governing body meetings per year. You may also have significant involvement in the committees of the governing body, which can require attendance at additional meetings.


The post of member of a college governing body is remunerated at the following rate: £250 for a governing body meeting; £150 for a committee meeting or event sanctioned by the Chair. Travel and subsistence allowances are also payable.

Closing Date

12 noon on Monday 8th February 2016.

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

Application forms and an information pack may also be obtained from:

Marty Fullerton,
FE Corporate Governance & Accountability,
3rd floor,
Adelaide House,
39-49 Adelaide Street,
Belfast, BT2 8FD.
Tel: 028 9025 7461
E-mail: fegovernance@delni.gov.uk

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

The Department is committed to the principles of public appointments based on merit. Independent assessment, openness and transparency are integral parts of the process. DEL 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 dependants.

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.