Governing Board Members

Leeds Trinity University is renowned for teaching excellence, producing highly employable graduates and a commitment to widening access to higher education. Proud to be distinctive, Leeds Trinity is one of three universities in the UK with a Catholic foundation and a commitment to ensuring everyone in our community, whatever their faith, feels supported and valued. We’re ranked sixth nationally for teaching quality and the top University in Yorkshire for student satisfaction and employability.

We are presently seeking candidates for upcoming vacancies on the Board of Governors. The Board is responsible for the strategic direction of the institution and the oversight of its performance and activities, including its financial health. Collectively, Board Members bring their extensive experience, insight and ideas to influence organisational decisions.

We are keen to involve people from a range of cultural backgrounds who have appropriate senior-level experience in the private, public, or voluntary sectors. At the present time we are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with one or more of the following:
• Business, commercial and marketing backgrounds;
• experience of managing or leading organisational change and transformation programmes;
• qualified professionals with financial skills and experience of operating at board level;
• and those with an interest in taking on Chairing roles (either main Board or committees) in
due course.

The Board meets six times a year including an annual strategic development event and has a number of committees. Meetings presently take place in both daytimes and evenings. Board members are unpaid, but can be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses. Members can expect to make a time commitment equivalent to approximately 10 days per year, including preparation for meetings.

Applications are to be made by letter and CV, to include a clear statement of what you can bring to the role, to be submitted by the closing date of 5.00pm on 31 January 2018 to:
Gill Winward, Clerk to the Board Governors, Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD or by email at

Further information can be obtained via the same source.
Leeds Trinity University welcomes applications from all parts of the community.