NGA trustee appointments and elections

Could you join the NGA board as a young trustee?

Deadline: 02/01/2019 23:59

Governing NGA as a trustee is engaging, challenging, and enjoyable. We have seen a sustained period of growth in an arena of constant change: our board comprises a talented mix of experienced school governors/trustees who bring to the table a wide range of valued business, education and charitable sector skills and knowledge.

To ensure a breadth and balance of experience, thought and skills on NGA’s board of trustees, we are now seeking a young trustee for co-option to our board, to contribute to our strategic direction and discussions. The lived experience and perspectives, as well as the skills and attributes, of an individual that can provide some connection to the generation of children and young people that NGA supports through improving the effectiveness of school governance will be a valuable addition to our board.

Although NGA’s Young Governor Network is open to governors and trustees under the age of 40, (accounting for about 10% of school governors and trustees), we would strongly encourage candidates from the under 30 age bracket.  While desirable, it is not essential for candidates  to be currently serving as a school governor or trustee. The appointed trustee will be required to attend NGA’s board meetings every quarter, held in Birmingham – reasonable travel expenses will be paid. Please do share this opportunity with anyone that you think may be interested in the role.

If you wish to apply If you wish to put yourself forward please send a covering letter, CV, skills audit, declaration of interest and declaration of eligibility to

Maggi Bull

NGA Chair

Time Commitment

NGA’s board of trustees meets four times a year – three formal trustee meetings, and one strategy day.  Meetings are held at NGA’s Offices in Birmingham, reasonable expenses are paid.  To allow prospective candidates to plan the next meetings are:

  • Friday 11 January 2019

  • Wednesday 6 February 2019

  • Thursday 28 March 2019


Key documents

NGA Role Description Board Member 2017

NGA register of interests 2018 

NGA Declaration of Eligibility for Trustees 2017

NGA Trustees skills audit 2018

Person Specification