Governor/trustee recruitment: application form

Use our model application form to help you recruit governors and trustees, and save yourself time.

Last reviewed on 27 March 2024
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Contents
  1. Adapt our template
  2. Next steps

Adapt our template

Download: template governor/trustee application form DOCX, 529.3 KB

Alternatively, you can use a free recruitment service like Governors for Schools to do the hard work for you. Its matching service will help you find suitable governors and trustees with the skills you need. 

You can sign in by selecting 'login or register', then selecting the ‘sign in with GovernorHub’ option, meaning you don’t need to have a separate set of login details.

Need more help recruiting? 

Use our articles on how to recruit maintained school governors and how to recruit trustees and local governors to help with the entire process, from creating a compelling advert to screening candidates. 

Send out the application form along with a role description, to help applicants understand what you're looking for Ask for references by using our template form  Take our safer recruitment training course to ensure you’re compliant with the latest regulations Consider how much further you want to screen applicants. Some

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