The College’s Governing Body has a membership of up to 20 people including the Principal/CEO and Staff/Student Governors. Governors are appointed, initially, for a four-year period of office (excepting Student Governors who are usually appointed for a period of one academic year). At the end of this period, they may be appointed for one further four-year term.

On appointment, Governors sit on the full Governing Body and and also on one of the Committees (Audit & Risk; Quality, Curriculum & Performance; Finance & Resources; People and Governance).

Associate Governors are not full Board members but co-opted onto one of the above committees on a yearly basis to bring specific expertise.

College Governors & Associate Governors are unpaid, voluntary positions although appropriate expenses are payable.

Training and Support

The College is very aware that both new, and existing Governors/Associate Governors, should have access to a full programme of training and support to enable them to discharge their responsibilities effectively and with confidence.

The Director of Governance, Jane Taylor-Holmes, will take all new members through an induction process using nationally-devised materials.

In collaboration with the College management and administration staff, Jane also facilitates Governor training events during the year.

Personal qualities required to be a Governor

The College seeks diversity in terms of the background of its Governors. However, there is an expectation that all prospective Governors would share the following characteristics:

  • A real interest in education and training
  • Skills and experience that will benefit the College
  • A commitment to act as an advocate for the College and to act in the best interests of the College at all times
  • A commitment to working with integrity, openness and honesty

Get in Touch

If you are interested in applying to become a Governor at Leeds College of Building please feel free to contact the Director of Governance, Jane Taylor-Holmes, for a preliminary conversation:

Telephone: 0113 222 6000 ext 6565



Nikki Davis, Principal

Telephone: 0113 222 6055


Application Form & Roles & Responsibilities

Download: Role and Responsibilities of Governors

Download: Role & Responsibilities of Associate Governors

Download: Governor Application Form 2023