Governor Opportunities

Do you have some time to spare and want to be inspired by the impact of education?

Merchant Taylors’ is one of the finest schools in the North West of England, founded 400 years ago in Crosby, near Liverpool. We provide an excellent independent education to around 1,300 girls and boys aged four to 18 years across three prestigious heritage sites.

We are currently looking for committed volunteers to join our Board of Governors. Led by the Chair of Governors, the Board is responsible for the holistic wellbeing of Merchant Taylors’, taking or endorsing strategic and financial decisions, monitoring the School’s educational and pastoral provision and preserving its extensive estate, which includes Grade II and Grade II* listed buildings.

The Board of Governors works as a team and is appointed from a variety of backgrounds, united by a commitment to the education and care of our children and the continued success of the School.

Governors do not need any formal qualifications, but must be aged 18 years old and over. The appointment is for three years, with the possibility of re-appointment up to a maximum of three terms. The School has high expectations of the time and commitment required from its Governors in order to fulfil their roles effectively. Importantly, this includes attendance at certain key events throughout the academic year, such as School Speech Days, as well as a number of Board and sub-Committee Meetings, some of which occur outside of working hours.

We are particularly interested in applications from individuals with backgrounds in health and safety, IT, marketing and fundraising, finance, and business development. Please don’t be discouraged from applying if you don’t have one of these skills, as your enthusiasm and potential contribution to Merchant Taylors’ is just as important.

Any current parents who wish to apply are welcome to do so. There will be a maximum of one per school site (Senior Boys, Senior Girls and Primary School), and they will be recruited onto the Board for their individual skills and expertise, rather than as parent representatives.

If you are interested in applying or would like further information, please request an application form from Mrs Jill Cheseldine, Executive Assistant and Clerk to the Board of Governors, via [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you.

The Merchant Taylors’ School Board of Governors

Merchant Taylors’ School is proudly committed to promoting diversity and equality,
regardless of any protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010

Merchant Taylors’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post,
including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).