Voluntary role

Start date:   ASAP until closure of the College in Summer 2021

Job Outline:  The Board of Governors of Welbeck – The Defence Sixth Form College is seeking to appoint an Elected Non-Executive Governor for this unique College.  The College’s mission is ‘To inspire, educate and develop Sixth Form students in order to maximise their potential for success within the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme’; therefore, the elected person will be expected to demonstrate a strong affinity for Defence, a passion for the development and/or education of young people, and a understanding of the importance of a STEM education at sixth form level, and its particular relevance to the College’s curriculum. 

This appointment is being made to replace a retiring and long serving member of the Board who gave outstanding service through his experiences and skills.  This is a voluntary, unpaid role, and associated approved expenses can be reclaimed.  Service or employment within Defence, either previous or current, is not required.  The Board is keen that the person appointed to this vacancy will bring experience and skills from outside the Ministry of Defence in order to support the Board in exercising its duties and ensuring due diligence, especially over the next 12 months as the College moves towards closure at the end of the Academic Year 2020-2021; a particular interest in, and understanding of, the areas of safeguarding and pastoral care would be of benefit to the Board.  The ability to visit the College frequently, and other establishments occasionally, will be important. 

Appointment of DSFC Governor

Closing date for applications is Friday 22 June 2020

Applications: All applications, include a covering letter and curriculum vitae should be addressed to the Chair of the Board of Governors and sent by email to Cdr Stuart Blackburn, Head of DTOEES,


The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Additionally, this post is exempt from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and applicants will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure through the DBS (previously CRB)