Introducing our Chair Recruitment Service

At Governors for Schools, we recognise that finding someone with the skills and experience to chair a board of governors can be challenging. The recruitment process is time consuming with no guarantee of success and when resources are stretched, your time is often needed elsewhere. That’s why we’re delighted to have launched an enhanced Chair Recruitment Service. This is a paid for service that includes targeted head-hunting and pro-active outreach to engage the highest quality of candidates. All volunteers recruited through the service will be supported throughout the recruitment process and once they are placed with chair specific training and mentorship by governing professionals.

Schools – find a chair of governors

  • A member of our dedicated recruitment team will conduct a ‘discovery call’ with you to understand your needs.
  • We will conduct pro-active outreach and head-hunting to identify volunteers with suitable experience and interest in becoming a chair. To reflect this improvement in our service and ensure the charity is sustainable, there will now be a charge in place for the recruitment of chairs of governors.
  • We will provide volunteers with training to improve their knowledge of governance and enhance their chairing abilities.
  • We are delighted to be working with IGovS, a support service formed by leading governance professionals. IGovS will provide placed volunteers with chair-specific training, as well as mentoring for the first four months of their placement. This enhanced support will enable new chairs to learn from other professionals and develop their leadership skills, benefiting the whole board.

Volunteers – become a chair of governors

  • If you’re ready to take the next step in your governance journey, we’ll fully support you. When you’re appointed as a chair of governors through our service, you’ll receive training and mentoring from our experienced partner, IGovS.
  • Whether you’re new to governance or looking to take the next step, Governors for Schools will provide a package of support to help you thrive as a chair. This package includes governor induction eLearning to increase your governance knowledge, as well as bespoke training in being a chair.

Find out more

If you're interested in finding out more or have any questions, please contact us to discuss requirements at [email protected].