Independent Governor/Trustee

Job Title: Independent Governor/Trustee
Location: Ormskirk
Reference: EHUGOV-0621
Contact Name: Helen Smallbone, Clerk to Governors
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 01, 2021 13:49

Job Description

Edge Hill University is seeking to appoint independent members to its Board of Governors. The Board of Governors is a significant part of our University community, shaping the University’s strategy and culture. The Board has oversight of the educational character and mission of the University with specific responsibilities for institutional sustainability, financial probity and the effective use of resources. As the University is an exempt charity, governors are also trustees of the charity.

We are looking for candidates who have a high level of commitment to, and interest in, higher education and to the further development of Edge Hill University. We are particularly seeking applicants who have recent and relevant accounting or auditing experience, and those from underrepresented groups.

The role of Governor is not salaried though reasonable expenses may be paid. Meetings are normally held on a Monday, starting at 17:30, and governors can expect to attend in the region of nine meetings per year (with one full day strategy session in January).  

Edge Hill University is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive culture. If you meet our criteria, we welcome your application regardless of your age, ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, social demographic or whether you live with a disability.

For further information about the role, and our Board of Governors, please view the Candidate Pack.

If you are interested in applying or would like further details, please e-mail Helen Smallbone, Clerk to Governors, at    

The closing date for submission of completed applications is Friday 16 July 2021.

Application Process

Applicants for the position of Governor should submit:

  • a full CV and,
  • a supporting statement that addresses the criteria in the person specification and outlines your motivation for applying. The statement should be no longer than 2 pages of A4 in 12pt font. 

Please tailor your application to the role, explaining why you meet the criteria and what you feel you could contribute to our Board and the University.

Please submit your application to Helen Smallbone at

Candidates wishing to discuss any aspect of their application should make initial contact with the Clerk by e-mail: