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Governor Appointments

Founded in 1841, York St John University has a proud tradition in higher education, serving a growing student population of over 8000 from more than 100 countries.

We are known for academic excellence and a strong community spirit, with a dedicated commitment to equality and sustainability.

We have a magnificent campus based in the centre of historic York and, in recent years, have established a fantastic postgraduate campus in London.

Through our dedicated people and ambitious nature, York St John continues to grow its impressive reputation, quality academic portfolio and student population. Our Governors, via the Board of Governors and its Committees, play a vital role in driving the University forward and are responsible for overseeing the University’s strategy, financial matters and safeguarding the institution’s mission and character.

Those involved in the University’s governance are appointed from a number of constituencies and have experience and skills across a range of sectors within and beyond higher education. The University is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of its work, including the appointment of members to the Board of Governors and its Committees. We aspire to have a Board of Governors that reflects the students and communities we serve and we value diversity of life experiences and perspectives.

The expected time commitment of the Governor role is a minimum of 12 days per annum. Governors are not remunerated, although expenses may be claimed. We do offer remuneration for Chair of Committee roles in recognition of additional time commitments and responsibilities.

Current Vacancies

Expressions of interest to join our Board of Governors are welcome all year round, however, we are currently seeking to fill the following role:

  • Governor (1 position)

Further details about this exciting role is available in the Governor Recruitment Pack (PDF, 2 MB)

To apply, please send the following to

Requests for further information or a discussion about our Board of Governors and the Governor role, should be sent to the University Secretary & Registrar, Kathryn Kendon, at Please note, the University is closed over Christmas, between 21 December and 2 January.

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