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Our Advisory Board is looking for Strategic Thinkers.

Can you help steer the college to its full potential?

The college is looking for strategic thinkers who can help influence and steer the development of a local further education college and its services to young people and employers in the counties of Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion.

Being involved in decision making at governance level, Advisory Board members can make a real difference to the lives of young people.

Those who want to help guide the vision and future work of Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion by sharing ideas and experience, are encouraged to apply.

Due to the retirement or promotion to the Board of Directors of existing members, new opportunities have opened up for new people to help shape the future of further education and influence management in the many challenges facing colleges and the further education sector.

The Advisory Board also assists the College Board in helping to steer the college to ensure provision is relevant, impactful, inclusive and industry-ready.

How do I find out more?

The college hopes to meet perspective new members in the first week of November 2019 before applications are approved by the Board on December 3rd. 

How committees are structured

The Advisory Body has up to 24 members who include senior, middle and up and coming managers from across local private, public and voluntary sectors.  Members sit on one of three committees:

Resources and Business Engagement Committee:

This group monitors the college’s support services such as estates and finance.

Learners, Curriculum and Skills Committee:

This group monitors the college’s learner offer such as what courses are on offer.

Audit and Risk Management Committee:

This group monitors the college’s risk register and receives reports from internal and external auditors.

When do the committees meet?

Each committee meets three times a year, normally on a Thursday evening from 4pm and meetings usually last a couple of hours.  The group reports directly to the Board of Directors and each committee is led by at least two board members and is attended by relevant senior managers.


The college organises at least one training event for members every year

The role offers professional development at a senior level

When vacancies arise on the College Board, priority is given to those already on the Advisory Board

What past members said

“It has given me the chance to give something back”.

“It has helped boost my CV”.

“It has given me the opportunity to see governance in action”.

“As a former student of the college I can repay the help it gave me”.

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How long is the term?

Members are appointed for an initial period of four years (apart from parent governors whose term is two years).

How do I find out more?

The college hopes to meet perspective new members in the first week of November 2019 before applications are approved by the Board on December 3rd. 

This is followed by a college induction and committee allocations to try and balance individual skills, experience and interests to the appropriate committee.

The college is also keen to hear from those with a connection to the college, such as former students, parents and employers.

Please send a current CV by post or email to Marcus Beaumont, Company Secretary and Clerk to the Board, Coleg Sir Gâr, Graig Campus, Pwll, Llanelli, SA15 4DN or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 You could help us achieve our college mission in inspiring learners, fulfilling potential and achieving excellence.