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Why become a governor?

Be a part of the future of education

If you have a passion for education and training then we’d welcome your application to join the team at a forward-thinking, innovative college.

Sunderland College is a large, successful college with a quality reputation based on results, including a 99.5% pass rate for technical (vocational) courses and a 100% pass rate in 16 A-Level subjects, delivering in excess of 1000 Apprenticeships in the last year with an impressive 95% securing full-time employment.

There’s never been a better time to be part of our Board of Governors.  With a brand-new, industry-led, £29m City Campus which opened in 2016 and newly-built facilities for Sport and Visual and Performing Arts the college is on the edge of a new and exciting chapter.  Forging and strengthening links with employers across the region is key to the college’s ongoing success and the Board of Governors play a pivotal role in networking and opening doors to new opportunities.

The work of a Governor is enjoyable, challenging and rewarding. Governors are volunteers, coming from a variety of cultural and industry backgrounds including education, business, law, local government and the not for profit sector. What we ask in return, is that you:

  • Attend meetings of the Board
  • Read papers in advance of meetings
  • Participate in discussions and debates
  • Gain experience through membership of Board committees
  • Participate in training events and attend various social events

For more information or to apply to join our Board of Governors, please contact Christine Stretesky on 0191 511 6000 or by e-mail