VACANCY – Parent Governor of BGS

The governing body of Beverley Grammar School currently has a vacancy for a parent governor. At this time we are looking for applications from people who have experience in:

  • Human Resources and/or
  • Finance.

We encourage applications from all members of society, regardless of background, gender, ethnicity, disability or age (as long as you’re over 18) – you do not need experience in education. Experience in school governance is welcomed but not essential as full training and continued support will be given throughout your time as a governor.

Volunteering in school governance allows you to develop your skills, both personally and professionally, and you could add the following skills and experience to your CV:

  • Strategic planning
  • Experience on a board
  • Holding senior leaders to account
  • Finance, and maintaining oversight of potentially multi-million pound budgets
  • Human resources and performance management
  • Project management
  • Marketing
  • Communication and teamwork
  • Decision making

In addition, you will also see things from the school’s perspective and see how the school is managed. You will gain an in-depth understanding of how decisions are made and the pressures on school leaders, while playing an integral part in deciding what happens.

The full governing body meets four times per year, with subcommittees meeting according to their individual schedules between these times. FGB meetings take place at 6.30pm, usually on a Monday or Tuesday and they currently take place online – this may revert back to meeting in person, at the school, in the summer term.

You can find information about our governing body on our website and learn about our current team

Our subcommittees are listed below:

  • Finance, Audit & Risk
    • Meets at least twice per term
    • Further details here
  • Human Resources
    • Meets at least three times per year
    • Further details here
  • Health, Safety & Wellbeing
    • Meets at least three times per term, usually immediately before a FGB meeting
    • Further details here
  • Teaching, Learning & Student Progress
    • Meets three times per year.
    • Further details here


How to apply

If you would like to apply, please complete the application form and return it to Ms Kelly Smith, Clerk to the Governing Body by email or post Clerk to the Governing Body, Beverley Grammar School, Queensgate, Beverley HU17 8NF.

If you would like an informal chat about school governance before applying, please contact the Clerk by one of the above means.

Governor Application Form


The deadline for applications is Monday 28 February 2022.


What happens next?

Applications received will be acknowledged by the Clerk. Depending on the number of applications there may be an election process. You will be notified of this in due course.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Governing Body of Beverley Grammar School