We help you get the right skills for your board.


Inspiring FE Governance recruits volunteers with the right expertise, skills, knowledge and attributes to serve on the governing boards of further education (FE) colleges and providers.

The Inspiring FE Governance service was set up by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) in March 2017 to extend the extensive recruitment support it provides to the FE Sector. The service is delivered by Education and Employers, which has an excellent track record in recruiting governors for schools.

“I have been very impressed with the way the system works, nice and easy and very helpful.”  Heather Jackson, Director of Governance, Barnsley College

Inspiring FE Governance is unique in that it draws on state-of-the-art online technology, as well as more than 2,000 volunteers from business who have already signed up to serve as FE board members.

We offer:

  • Free support in recruiting external board members, including potential chairs of finance committees
  • ETF Training for board members at reasonable prices.

If you are ready to register your vacancy, sign up now:

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