Accessible, Supportive, Innovative and Ambitious

Wrexham University invites applications from enthusiastic and committed individuals who can make a positive contribution to the work of the Board of Governors, at an exciting time for the institution.

We are currently looking to appoint new independent governors who share our core values, who come from a wide range of backgrounds and provide a broad range of knowledge, skills, and experience. 

Currently we are specifically looking for people with financial qualifications/ financial experience gained within a predominantly finance-based role. However we would also welcome applications and expressions of interest from a wide range of backgrounds and skillsets.

Governors need to bring particular behaviours to the Board and play an appropriate part in ensuring the necessary business is carried out efficiently, effectively and in a manner appropriate for the proper conduct of public business and charitable status.

Being a governor also provides opportunities to work collaboratively with existing governors, staff and students and play a key role in delivering the long-term vision and strategy of the university. The role also provides opportunities for personal development and building professional networks.

Please see the Candidate Information Pack for more information

If a full governor role is not for you at the current time but you are interested in developing your knowledge, skills and experience within Higher Education in a non-executive capacity there may be opportunities for co-option onto some of the Board’s committees as an external member. Co-opted roles focus on the remit of the committee and involve committee attendance of between three and five meetings per year depending on the committee schedule.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply to join the Board of Governors,  or are interested in a co-opted committee role, please submit your CV with a covering letter setting out your reasons for your interest in joining the University’s Board or a committee addressed to the Clerk to the Board of Governors.

The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Monday 13th May 2024

The selection process is being overseen by the Board’s Nominations and Governance committee and will involve an interview with up to four governors.

Recruitment Timeline

Interviews: to be held in May/June 2024

Travel Expenses associated with the interview process will be reimbursed.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role of governor, please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk via e-mail in the first instance to arrange a time for a conversation. 

Mr David Clarke, Clerk to the Board of Governors, Wrexham Glyndwr University, Plas Coch, Mold Road, Wrexham. LL11 2AW.