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Governor Appointments

Founded in 1841, York St John University has a proud tradition in higher education, serving a growing student population of over 8000 from more than 100 countries.

We are known for academic excellence and a strong community spirit, with a dedicated commitment to equality and sustainability.

We have a magnificent campus based in the centre of historic York and, in recent years, have established a fantastic postgraduate campus in London.

Through our dedicated people and ambitious nature, York St John continues to grow its impressive reputation, quality academic portfolio and student population. Our Governors, via the Governing Body and its Committees, play a vital role in driving the University forward and are responsible for overseeing the University’s strategy, financial matters and safeguarding the institution’s mission and character.

Those involved in the University’s governance are appointed from a number of constituencies and have experience and skills across a range of sectors within and beyond higher education. The University is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of its work, including the appointment of members to the Governing Body and its Committees. We aspire to have a Governing Body that reflects the students and communities we serve and we value diversity of life experiences and perspectives.

The expected time commitment of the Governor role is a minimum of 12 days per annum. Governors are not remunerated, although expenses may be claimed. We do offer remuneration for Chair of Committee roles in recognition of additional time commitments and responsibilities.

Current Roles

Expressions of interest to join our Governing Body are welcome all year round, however we are currently seeking to fill the following roles:

  • Chair of People Committee
  • Governor (2 positions)

Further details about these exciting roles are available in the recruitment brochures below.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a supporting statement outlining knowledge, skills and experience in relation to the role description, and an equal opportunities monitoring form (below) to

Requests for further information or a discussion about Governing Body roles should be sent to the Pro Vice Chancellor: Governance and Student Life, Dr Amanda Wilcox, at

Recruitment documents

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