Governor Required

Further enhance our community by offering your skills and experience

Would you like to play a key role in helping Richard Huish College enhance its position as a high quality provider?

Richard Huish College, based in Taunton, is a Beacon college designated “outstanding” by Ofsted. Huish is one of the best sixth form colleges in the country and has been consistently ranked in the top 25% of colleges in the country for added value. We have an enviable reputation in the local area built upon a long history of excellence.

We offer a wide range of A Level courses, Vocational courses and Apprenticeships to students aged 16 to 19, across Taunton and Somerset. Alongside our work with 16-19 students, we also offer an extensive range of accounting, business and professional courses for adults, including a higher education programme.

Richard Huish College, an academy sponsor, established the Richard Huish Trust.  The Multi Academy Trust (RHT) is an independent charitable organisation with two primary schools and one secondary school.

The Trust, like Richard Huish College, has a clear vision to provide exceptional education and training through the delivery of a holistic and vocational curriculum. Overseen by the College the Trust is uniquely placed to enable young people’s progression throughout their school career and beyond into further or higher education, training and employment.

Why do we need Governors?

The governor role is concerned with driving issues at strategic level. You will bring an outside perspective on the running of the College, to ask the what, why, how and when of our Senior Leadership Team. Our skills as educators will be complemented by your skills, which can originate from a wide range of professions and life experiences.

Governor Vacancy

We are seeking  an innovative and dynamic individual who will share in the College’s vision and help us deliver our ambitions with skills, experience and expertise in the following area, with local employer representation:

  •  HR, preferably in the education sector.

We actively promote equal opportunities and encourage applicants from all sections of the community.

Can you help us make a difference?

The governor role is voluntary, although travel expenses will be reimbursed. The Board holds around five scheduled meetings a year with additional committee meetings. These meetings are generally held at our Taunton campus between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Additional attendance may be required at training sessions and College events.

To apply, please send your CV to Xanne Blythe, Clerk to the Corporation,  including a covering letter.

All enquiries should be directed to:

Xanne Blythe, Clerk to the Corporation

Richard Huish College, South Road,

Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3DZ.


Phone: 01823 320942 or 01823 320832

Richard Huish College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

These posts require a criminal background check via the disclosure procedure.

We actively promote equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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