Governor Vacancies

  • Employer: Wirral School
  • Salary: Voluntary
  • Location: Somerville Primary School (Somerville Federation)
  • Contract: Voluntary
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: Voluntary hours.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 23/07/2024 at 12:00
  • Reference: SCH/24/285953

Somerville Federation is seeking to appoint two new governors to our governing body. The Federation comprises of two sites; Nursery school and a Primary school.


Being a school governor is a challenging but hugely rewarding role. It will give you the chance to make a real difference to young people, give something back to your local community and use and develop your skills in a board-level environment.


As a governor you will be able to:

  • Use your own experience of education and life beyond school to inform conversations
  • Develop and utilise your skills in a board-level environment
  • Make a valuable contribution to education and your community
  • Support and challenge the school so that it improves for pupils and staff
  • Bring your unique experiences, perspectives and insights in to decision-making in the interests of the school community


Schools need and benefit from a range of professional knowledge on their governing board including education, finance, human resources, legal, marketing and public relations, property and estates management, and organisational change.


Anyone aged over 18 can be a governor and you do not need to be a parent. There is no requirement for you to have an understanding of the education system, just the necessary skills, character and time to contribute. There is plenty of training available to help you learn about education.


It is also important that you have time to commit to the role. School governors typically attend 6-12 meetings per year, as well as making school visits and having background reading and training. If you would like to make a difference to the education of local children please email for further information or contact us on 0151 638 5074 for an informal chat.


The school is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of our children and expects the same level of commitment from all staff.


This post is subject to an Enhanced Level DBS check.


All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of sex, race or disability


Somerville Primary School (Somerville Federation)

Northbrook Road



CH44 9AR

Tel: 0151 638 5074


How to apply

Please email for further information or contact us on 0151 638 5074 for an informal chat.