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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 around 6,500 from more than 100 countries.

We are a high quality, friendly university, known for academic excellence, a strong community spirit and a magnificent campus, based in the centre of historic York.

An ambitious university needs to be well-governed. Expressions of interest for new Governors who can play an active role on our Governing Body, which has responsibility for overseeing University strategy, financial matters and safeguarding the institution’s mission and character, are welcome all year round.  We also regularly seek to co-opt external members with specialist expertise to key committees.  We are currently seeking to co-opt an external member to our Audit Committee.  

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.  This includes the appointment of members to the Governing Body and its committees.

The expected time commitment of the Governor role is approximately 12-20 days per year, and 10 days per year for the committee member role.  Governors and committee members are not remunerated, although expenses may be claimed. A generic Governor role descriptor (PDF 101.9kB) is availble.

Expressions of interest are welcome all year round, via curriculum vitae, covering letter and personal details form below.

YSJ further details for candidates 2019 (PDF, 3.6MB)

Personal details form for Governor appointments (DOC, 0.5MB)

The University is committed to promoting Equality & Diversity of YSJ Governing Body (DOC, 28.4kB) in all aspects of its work.

Expressions of interest, requests for further information or requests for hard copies of documents should be sent to the University Secretary, Dr Amanda Wilcox, c/o

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