Apply to become a school governor

You do not need to be an expert to become a school governor.

Are you:

  • keen to put something back into the local community?
  • interested in education?
  • prepared to work as part of a team?  
  • open to new ideas and ready to learn?
  • enthusiastic  - the work is voluntary, and will take up some of your spare time
  • prepared to represent and promote your school

If the answer is 'yes' then you could have what it takes to be a school governor and make a difference to our children's future.

Current vacancies

For a list of current vacancies please contact us via the email link on the right of this page.

Apply to become a school governor

The form asks you to tell us what experience and skills you can bring to the role of being a school governor.

We will contact you within two weeks to discuss your application and the vacancies available. If you are interested in a vacancy your details will be forwarded to the school. 

Please take a moment to read our guide for prospective governors. It explains the various options open to you if you want to become a governor.

In some cases a head teacher may request that a prospective school governor complete a skills matrix form in addition to the application form.

Bury Council is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expects prospective Governors to share this commitment. An appointment to a school's Governing Body may be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Contact for Governors Support Service