Future Chairs Recruitment Service

Future Chairs is a free recruitment service, brought to you by Inspiring Governance and National Governance Association, which helps connect high calibre individuals who have the potential to become future chairs or vice-chairs with Governing Boards.

If you may have a vacancy for Chair or Vice Chair in the next 12 to 18 months, we have volunteers ready to take on the challenge in our pilot areas:

  • Birmingham
  • Blackpool
  • Bradford
  • Brent, Barnet & Ealing
  • Derby and Derbyshire
  • Hastings
  • Ipswich
  • Knowsley
  • Liverpool
  • Northamptonshire
  • Norwich
  • Plymouth
  • South Yorkshire (Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield)
  • Stoke on Trent
  • West Somerset

Why use the Future Chairs service?

  • We’ve handpicked volunteers based on their senior level experience and skills which will drive school improvement
  • Our volunteers have passed a screening interview and understand the expectations of the role
  • We provide a bespoke matching service and work with you until a suitable match is made
  • Each Future Chair receives a year’s free support from the National Governance Association including:

o   Mentorship from an experienced Chair including NLGs

o   The opportunity to join a NGA Leading Governance course

o   A dedicated phone line and email support and access to online guidance centre

o   In-depth training modules though Learning Link

Need to find a Future Chair?

If you are considering the succession to the Chair of your Governing Board or committees and may have a requirement for a new Chair in the next 12 to 18 months, please contact Simon Richards, Chairs Development Manager for a discussion.

Schools outside of these pilot areas can search for local volunteers who have indicated an interest in becoming a future chair by registering for Inspiring Governance and selecting 'future chair' in the volunteer search.