Join our board

We currently have increased need for skills and experience from executive level candidates, particularly in the fields of Digital Transformation, Further Education and Finance/Risk Management  from large complex organisations across the public, Not for Profit and commercial sectors.

Thank you for your interest in joining our board.

The Bedford College Group was formed in 2017 following the merger of Bedford College and Tresham College and in March 2023 with Central Bedfordshire College, forming the largest provider of education in the South East Midlands, with over 18,000 students passing through our doors each year.

Today, the Group is made up of a family of colleges across Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire: Bedford College, Central Bedfordshire College and Tresham College in the towns of Bedford, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough; Shuttleworth College, a specialist land-based college; The Bedford Sixth Form, (the only dedicated sixth form in Bedford); The Corby Sixth Form, (opened in September 2023); and the National College for Motorsport alongside Silverstone race circuit. To widen accessibility to education and training, the Group also has community-based Learning Centres in Bedford, Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough which offer IT training.

Our latest Ofsted report from 2019 underscores our achievements and unwavering commitment to both student success and aligning with industry demands. Our overarching ambition remains steadfast—to deliver unparalleled educational experiences for our students and to offer exceptional professional growth opportunities for our staff.  Having recently joined the Group, I am excited in embarking on a fresh chapter in its journey.

We are seeking to appoint three new board members who will demonstrate our core values:

  • Valuing teamwork – We are one team who by working together can achieve great things, respecting the opinion and valuing the contribution each of us makes.
  • Improving continuously – We challenge ourselves to always do better by trying new things, sharing knowledge, reflecting on best practice and learning from others.
  • Student centred – At our heart is always doing what is best for our students. We consider students in all of our decision making to create positive outcomes and memorable experiences for every student.
  • Inclusive – We celebrate differences and diversity, recognising that we can learn from each other.
  • Open and caring – We care about the wellbeing of our staff, our students, our community and wider society, creating an environment built on trust where we listen, engage and support each other.
  • Nurturing educational excellence – We promote educational excellence by delivering programmes that challenge our students to achieve their ambitions.

We currently have increased need for skills and experience from the fields of Digital Transformation, Further Education and Finance/Risk Management.

These are voluntary positions with the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of students and staff at TBCG, providing successful applicants with valuable board and strategic leadership experience to enhance your own professional development, whilst working with a diverse group of talented individuals.

If you would like to have an informal conversation, please do contact our recruitment partners at GatenbySanderson.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yiannis Koursis OBE
Group CEO

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact our executive search partners at GatenbySanderson on