At Protocol we don’t seek to profit from unremunerated roles…

We like to give back to the sector we’ve served for nearly 25 years – and supercharge your college governor recruitment efforts free of charge. So whether you are currently looking to fill a college governor position or considering becoming one – we use our personal experience of holding governor and trustee positions to offer recruitment support and advice, pro-bono!

Finding the right college governor

Attracting high calibre governors with the right skills and professional accreditations can be tough.  The role of a governor is invaluable to colleges, especially when a particular skill set is required – and asking someone to give up their time and knowledge on a voluntary basis can often be a hard sell, particularly with some significant changes around the Insolvency Act!

At Protocol, we utilise our years’ of recruitment experience, senior executive search success and personal experiences of being college governors and trustees to help FE colleges fill governor posts – and we don’t charge a penny for our work.  No catch – just a simple case of us wanting to give back to the sector we have served for so long.

We can bolster your governor search…
  • Review and advice on job descriptions and person specifications
  • Search for target skills sets
  • Carry out first level screening including 1:1 discussions with potential candidates
  • Deliver external advertising (at cost)
  • Visual recruitment campaign including
    • Advertise on our digital platforms including websites and social media
    • Advertise across all the major jobs boards
    • Supply creative and imagery

Any of the above are best carried out alongside your own efforts or we can take the lead on finding your next governor. 


Becoming a college governor

Becoming a governor is a truly rewarding way to give back to your community – it provides an incredible amount of personal and professional satisfaction, is a great addition to your CV, a great skills boost and in particular contributes to your strategic senior leadership experience.

If becoming a governor is something you think you’d like to consider, or know it’s definitely something you want to do, contact us to register your interest in positions or to have an informal chat.


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