Interested in joining our board?

If you're interested in supporting a progressive vision of education and are able to demonstrate the relevant skills and attributes, we want to hear from you!

Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group that aims for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning.

The Activate Learning Corporation Board is comprised of highly skilled and experienced governors from a wide range of professional and personal backgrounds.

Our Governors show exceptional commitment to Activate Learning’s vision to transform lives through learning and devote significant time and experience to providing strategic oversight and governance to the Group’s senior leadership team.

We work with learners as individuals, helping them make the right choices and to identify the career pathway that’s right for them. Our mission is to provide work-ready talent for business, and to transform lives through our Learning Philosophy.

What qualities do we look for in our Governors at Activate Learning?

From time to time, vacancies arise on the Corporation Board, which we seek to fill with high-calibre individuals who can demonstrate a personal commitment to the vision and values of Activate Learning, as well as experience of senior and strategic leadership in relevant fields and sectors.

The Corporation Board operate a Carver model of governance, and therefore the ability to understand a large and complex business and operate at a highly-strategic level is essential in our Governors.

As a member of the Corporation Board, you will have the opportunity to work alongside a group of highly-talented and experienced individuals to provide strategic leadership to a well-respected organisation, which makes a tangible difference to the lives of many people.

What skillsets do we currently need on our board?

We regularly assess the skills and experience of the Corporation Board, and actively seek new Governors who possess specific and relevant skills and experience, to ensure that the Board has a robust mix of expertise.

 At present, we are seeking Governors with skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Apprenticeships (preferably both operational and strategic experience)
  • HR and culture (at strategic director level)
  • Legal and compliance (at partner or senior leader level)


How do you become a Governor?

View our candidate brochure for more information about Activate Learning and the role of a Governor. If you would be interested in supporting the vision of Activate Learning and are able to demonstrate the relevant skills and attributes, we would love to hear from you.

Activate Learning is committed to promoting inclusion at all levels of the organisation, and welcome Governors from all personal backgrounds.

To express your interest in joining the Corporation Board, please send your CV to Jamie Wade, Clerk to the Corporation, with a short covering note outlining your relevant skills, experience and interests.

Please note: if there are no suitable vacancies on the board at the time of your contact, we will keep your information on file and contact you when a suitable vacancy arises. We have many applications for these roles, and therefore, although we try to, we may not be able to respond to all applicants, even if they meet the relevant criteria.

The closing date for this vacancy is 9am on 18 November 2019.

Interviews are scheduled for Monday 25 November and successful candidates will be invited to attend an induction on Monday 09 December.