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Bolton College Board

Bolton College is a designated institution (being a company limited by guarantee) under the company name of 'Bolton College'. Bolton College is (as of the 1 August 2018) a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Bolton and part of the 'University Group'. The Board is similar to a board of non-executive directors and made up of members from the business and local community, stakeholders, partners, staff and students. Governors are unpaid and act in a voluntary capacity. 


The Articles of Association detail the Board’s powers, membership, role and responsibilities and are supplemented by a Financial Memorandum and the Audit Code of Practice. The Board also adheres to general law relating to employment, equality and diversity, and health and safety.


To view the College's Articles of Association click here.


To view the College's Standing Orders click here.


The College has the following committees:


Governors have six main responsibilities as set out in the Articles of Association

  • Determination of the educational character and strategic direction of the College
  • Approving the quality strategy
  • Efficient and effective use of resources, safeguarding the college assets and the solvency of the College
  • Approving the annual estimates of income and expenditure
  • Terms and conditions of service of the CEO, Senior Post holders and Clerk
  • Setting a framework for the employment of all other staff.
  • The Board is advised by a Clerk who is independent of the College Management team and has access to independent professional advice.

For any enquiries concerning the Board or Governance, please contact the Clerk to the Board:

Deborah Bradburn
Bolton College
Deane Road

01204 482 020

(Term-time office availability: Tuesdays & Thursdays)