This briefing note offers an introduction to becoming a governor. It briefly considers the reasons why someone might be invited to join a governing body, a typical selection process and the role and responsibilities of governors. Some of the typical challenges facing new governors are noted, and the role of governor induction and the opportunities for further development introduced.
This briefing note is part of a series of downloadable summaries that have been designed to support you in addressing different aspects of governance or to be disseminated as a helpful resource to colleagues who are new to particular areas of governance. Each draws on the latest thinking and legalisation, providing a helpful guide to re-familiarise yourself with specific issues as they arise. Each briefing note offers up-to-date information, further reading, links and questions to consider on a range of governance issues.