Specialist land based College, offering vocational qualifications in Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Management to Veterinary Nursing and Sport, from entry level up to degree level, plus apprenticeships, developing talent, to respond to current and future challenges for the economy and environment, providing students with the skills and knowledge they need to progress into further study or employment.  ‘Feed the World, Save the Planet’

Maureen Vevers Chair

Tim Whitaker Chief Executive

Why Askham Bryan College is supporting Boardroom Apprentice

Being a Boardroom Apprentice gives you a great opportunity to get involved with the governance oversight and decision making processes of the College and its strategic direction.  You would bring your individual perspective, knowledge and experience and it would provide you with an interesting and rewarding voluntary role and opportunity to develop new skills, whether in board-level leadership or team working or simply in the application of your existing knowledge and experience within a professional environment.  The College has a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and drawing its Governors from all sections of society that can bring a range of skills, experience, perspectives and backgrounds to the College.  Diverse views among Governors are likely to lead to better decision making and a more effective Corporation.  The aim is to recruit a diverse board with the right mix of skills for effective governance, to enable balanced decision making, to mitigate the risk of ‘group think’, to generate challenge, to introduce new perspectives and better reflect the wider community.  Full training, guidance and support is provided.

Location of Board and Committee Meetings

Askham Bryan College, Askham Bryan, York, YO23 3FR

Frequency and timing of board/committee meetings

We operate a Committee structure (Finance and General Purposes Committee, Quality and Standards Committee, Audit Committee, Search and Governance, Remuneration and Subsidiary Companies).  Corporation/Committee meetings are throughout the year (we have use of Microsoft Teams for remote/hybrid meetings), depending on individual involvement, for example, full Governors attend 5 full Corporation meetings a year (2.5 hrs, from 3pm).  Independent Governors on a particular Committee attend 3-4 meetings a year (2 hrs, usually late afternoon/eve).

Date of Board Meetings (January 2024 – December 2024)

14 March as part of an Away Day, 20 May, 11 July, 17 October (tbc), 12 December (tbc)

Committee of the Boards and meeting dates (January 2024 – December 2024)

Audit – 27 February, 18 June, 7 October (tbc), 26 November (tbc)

Quality and Standards – 26 February, 20 June, 18 November (tbc)

Finance and General Purposes – 26 February, 19 June, 26 November (tbc)