Join the Corporation

Join the Corporation


We are currently recruiting for governors to join our Corporation and are seeking applications from people who have the time* to support the College in its mission to Improve Lives through Learning.  Applicants do not need to have a specific background in education, and we would be particularly interested in receiving applications from people with strong proven experience in the following specialisms:

Finance / Accountancy, Estates, Sustainability, HR, Legal and Education

* Candidates must be able to commit to attendance at all of the Corporation meetings and be willing to contribute to at least one of the sub-committees.

About the College

Heart of Worcestershire College delivers vocational, professional, technical qualifications and community education at sites located across the county and is the largest provider of post 16 education. Our vision is to be recognised for nurturing the brilliance of every student and addressing the skills needs of local and regional employers, through innovative and impactful education.

Where we're located

The College serves the entire County of Worcestershire, from Broadway on the edge of the Cotswolds, to the Malvern Hills bordering Herefordshire, through the cathedral city of Worcester on the banks of the River Severn, to Bromsgrove and Redditch on the fringes of the West Midlands conurbation. Our provision and our sites in Worcester, Malvern, Bromsgrove, and Redditch reflect the diversity of the county we serve.

Recent campus developments have included a new brick workshop at the Construction Campus at Alliance House in Redditch, the Smart Living Tech Enabled Care Academy in Worcester, equipped with innovative, state of the art demonstration flats that highlight technology within the care industry, and updated Learning Centre facilities and resources at our Bromsgrove, Redditch, and Worcester campuses.

We work closely with a range of employers and key stakeholders including the LEPs, our district and county councils, the West Midlands Combined Authority, and the Chamber of Commerce.



Key Facts About Us



The Corporation

Heart of Worcestershire College is led by a Corporation Board comprised of 19 members including 14 independent members from the local and business communities, 2 elected staff members, 2 elected student members and the Principal & Chief Executive Officer. They work together to provide confident, strategic leadership to create robust accountability, oversight, and assurance for our educational and financial performance.

Independent and Staff Governors serve on the Board for a term of 4 years and may be eligible for reappointment for a further term of 4 years.


Corporation meetings are held three times a year (Tuesday evenings starting at 5.30pm, at various sites, or virtually via Teams) plus a Workshop event and a Strategic Planning Day. In addition to Corporation, there is a committee structure which includes:

- Audit Committee

- Finance and Resources Committee

- Governance and Search Committee

- Remuneration Committee

- Teaching and Learning Committee.

The Board works to its statutory Instrument & Articles of Governance and conducts its business in line with its Standing Orders


What can you expect?

- To be able to use your experience and knowledge to make a difference

- Become involved in strategic organisational development

- Gain new skills and experience

- Help to shape and influence the strategic direction of the College

- Monitor the financial well-being of the College

- Meet a diverse range of new people

- Develop your boardroom experience

- Participate in the Governor Insight Programme

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute your expertise and time to supporting a local college that offers a culture of support, kindness and engagement for its staff and students. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome interest from applicants who are representative of all communities and backgrounds served by our College.

Successfully appointed applicants will receive:

- IT kit loaded with Office 365 and a secure college email address

- Access to a dedicated Governor Portal

- An induction tailored to Governors

- Access to internal training and external training from providers such as the Education and Training Foundation, Association of Colleges and the Department for Education

- A mentor (one of our existing Governors)

- Reimbursement of travel expenses


What next?

For further information about the role and the application process, or to arrange a confidential discussion with the Chair of Corporation, please contact the Clerk to the Corporation:

Donna Gibson, Clerk to the Corporation

Tel: 01905 743482



Useful Information

Virtual tours showing many of our facilities can be viewed here 

Our facilities that are open to the public Open to the Public | Heart of Worcestershire College (

Worcestershire’s Local Skills Improvement Plan – Summary Report - PowerPoint Presentation (