Job Title: Governor
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Plymouth
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: Governor
Contact Name: Rose Mortimore
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 14, 2018 13:59

Job Description

Calling individuals who'd like to contribute to raising student aspiration and achievement! 

Governor Vacancies – Devonport High School for Girls

With an excellent track record for attainment, achievement and progress, Devonport High School for Girls is seeking highly motivated individuals to join our academy trust governing body.  

We are proud of our record of preparing young people not just to achieve well in public examinations, but to value themselves and others, to make fulfilling life choices, and to contribute positively to the communities in which they live now and in the future.  We are looking for governors who will bring their skills to complement those of our team as we work together to shape the citizens of the future in our school and beyond.  We have a particular focus on removing barriers to aspiration and achievement.  Our plans seek to reach, nurture and develop students from the heart of some of the UK's most deprived areas.  Ambitious plans need ambitious people to deliver them: please can you help us develop the potential we see?       

As a governor, you will work as part of a team in setting strategy and supporting the school’s leadership team to deliver on their innovation and aspirations.  You will contribute to policymaking, planning and decision-making.  Governors are asked to attend two two-hour meetings of the full governing body each term, and to join at least one other committee that will meet termly.  Governor development and training is provided.  Governors are both trustees and company directors.

We are hoping to have our new governors in post for the next meeting of our full governing body 17 December 2018.

If you are interested in joining our inspirational leadership team, please send us an expression of interest outlining your skills, interests and what you will bring to the governing body, together with contact details of two referees.  You may also send in a CV, though this is not essential.  Please send your details to us via email to: or by post to: Clerk to the Governors, DHSG, Lyndhurst Rd, Plymouth PL2 3DL.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 1 October 2018.