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Hartpury University invites applications to join Board of Governors

Hartpury House Outside

Hartpury University is inviting applicants from a variety of backgrounds to join their Board of Governors to support it in continuing its journey as an outstanding specialist education provider. 

2023 was an extraordinary year for the university, awarded Gold in all three areas of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in September and ranking highly in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, Daily Mail University Guide and National Student Survey

With a strong focus on equality, diversity, and inclusion, Hartpury University seeks governors from a wide range of backgrounds to benefit from the heritage and life experiences of individuals from the local community, business and further afield.

The board sets Hartpury’s vision, values and strategic direction, holding the Chief Executive Officer to account for the leadership of Hartpury. Becoming a governor presents an exciting opportunity to positively impact the lives of thousands of learners, staff, communities, and the industries served by the university.

The role of governor is highly respected and personally rewarding. Leadership and working together as a team provide governors with an exciting opportunity to make a difference, as well as boosting their individual career development. The board creates a supportive yet questioning environment, made up of independent-minded individuals working as a team in the interest of learners and their communities.

While the positions are voluntary and unpaid, governors are reimbursed for any expenses they may incur as they carry out their work. No previous governor experience is necessary, as individual applications will be considered on their individual merits and skillset.

Edward Keene, Chair of Governors at Hartpury, said: “We’re very excited to embark on this governor recruitment campaign and look forward to welcoming new governors from all walks of life to shape the future of our unique institution.

If you want to make a positive difference, are passionate about education and transforming lives, and want to become involved in the wider interests of Hartpury University, we’d really like to hear from you. 

Watch Edward describe life on the board via our website and Vimeo channel or visit the web page here

A special open evening will be held on 7 February 2024 at 6pm where you'll be able to meet the team, chat with governors and learn more about the role. To learn more or register your attendance please contact Gillian Steels, Clerk to the Boards, on 01452 702159 or email gillian.steels@hartpury.ac.uk.