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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.

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.