Exciting Opportunity to Join Dudley College of Technology’s Board of Governors


Dudley College of Technology is actively searching for dynamic individuals to become part of its esteemed Board of Governors. Recognised for its achievements in delivering a diverse range of education and training programs, the College annually enrols approximately 12,000 students across various sectors, leaving a significant impact at the local, regional, and national levels.

Having earned an ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted in 2017 and the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Education in 2020, Dudley College is now focused on bolstering its governance team to contribute to the strategic direction and continued success of the institution.

About the Corporation

The Corporation, also known as the governing body, holds a pivotal role in providing strategic leadership, defining the mission, and establishing policy frameworks for the college. It oversees, challenges, and supports the Chief Executive & Principal and the senior leadership team. Comprising individuals from diverse backgrounds, the Corporation brings a wealth of skills, experience, and community knowledge to the boardroom. Whilst experience in the education sector is not obligatory, a strong motivation and passion for technical learning and further education are essential.

Governors convene approximately eight times a year, including developmental events. Various committees within the Corporation focus on specific areas such as standards, audit, finance, and estates, providing comprehensive recommendations to the governing body. Although the role is voluntary, board members are encouraged to reclaim travel and similar expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

Future Plans

Dudley College is actively shaping its Strategic Plan for 2024 and beyond, seeking individuals to reinforce the Corporation in innovative and exciting areas. Key priorities include the launch of Health Innovation Dudley, expansion of the Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology, development of new provisions in industry priority areas, and continuous improvement of state-of-the-art technical facilities for students.

In alignment with the commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion, Dudley College invites applications from individuals of all backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on encouraging those from black, Asian, and minority ethnic communities, LGBTQ+, and disabled candidates.

Contact Us

For those interested in learning more about governance and the associated responsibilities, detailed information can be found on our Governance page. For an informal discussion or to express interest, prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Gill Darwood, Director of Corporate Governance.

Dudley College of Technology is eager to welcome new voices and perspectives to its Board of Governors, offering a unique opportunity to contribute to the success and transformation of one of the region’s most vibrant and successful educational institutions. If you are passionate about education, technical learning, and making a real difference in the community, we would love to hear from you.