Become a Governor

Interested in joining our board?

Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group that aims for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning. Our mission is to provide work-ready talent for business, and to transform lives through our Learning Philosophy. We work with learners as individuals, helping them make the right choices to identify a career pathway that’s right for them. 

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 are currently seeking governors with skills and/or strategic leadership experience in:

  • Digital, Technology and Cyber
  • Further Education
  • Commercial and Engineering
  • Neurodiversity
  • Estates and premises
  • Audit and risk management

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


You will work alongside highly-talented and experienced individuals to provide strategic leadership to a well-respected organisation, which makes a tangible difference to thousands of people every year.


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


We are seeking high-calibre individuals that can demonstrate a personal commitment to our vision and values, as well as experience of senior and strategic leadership in relevant fields and sectors.

How do you become a Governor?

If you would be interested in supporting the vision of Activate Learning and are able to demonstrate the relevant skills and attributes, have a read of our Governor brochure and then get in touch, 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.

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, we may not be able to respond to all applicants, even if they meet the relevant criteria.

To express your interest in joining the Corporation Board, please email Director of Governance Perry Perrott and include the following:

  • A detailed CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements.
  • A covering letter (maximum two sides) highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the person specification.*
  • Details of two professional referees together with a brief statement of their relationship to you and over what period they have known you.**

*The covering letter is an important part of your application and will be assessed as part of your full application.
**Referees will not be contacted without your prior consent.

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