Further Support

Education and Employers (Inspiring Governance Service)


Become a School Governor and benefit from free personal and professional development

Schools need committed people to join their governing boards.  Volunteering as a school governor is a rewarding role, providing excellent opportunities for personal and professional development in an exciting and challenging environment.  At the same time you are contributing to education in your local community.  By volunteering as a school governor you will develop and improve your skills in:

  • strategic leadership 
  • building relationships
  • project management
  • effective teamworking
  • budget control
  • data analysis
  • communication
  • recruitment and selection
  • influencing/negotiation 

Volunteer as a school or college governor through our free Government funded Inspiring Governance recruitment service.  Once placed we provide volunteers with a variety of support including eLearning.  

Our commitment to the Armed Forces community

Inspiring Governance has signed the Armed Forces Covenant to show our support. We feel there are key service personnel and family members, with a wide variety of skills and experience, who could contribute significantly to schools and outcomes for young people, as well as benefiting from the CPD opportunity themselves. Benefits are significant for the entire Armed Forces Community including for partners, spouses and adult family members looking for an opportunity to develop skills.

For more information and to register your interest see the dedicated Inspiring Governance Armed Services page.


The InDependent Spouse

Free & Online

Are you running a business whilst living the 'magnolia walled life'? You're not alone! Connect with others, just like you, building transient, posting-proof businesses whilst living this modern military life. 

Listen to the inspiring podcast interviews of successful military spouse business owners, network virtually with others across the country, or find answers to your business questions in the growing online community. 

The InDependent Spouse - Inspiring entrepreneurial military spouses to be empowered in business, re-define their identity and gain confidence through collaboration. 

Our commitment to the Armed Forces community

The InDependent Spouse is committed to supporting the partners and spouses of serving personnel by creating a platform to showcase their brilliance and inspire others who dream of achieving their own goals.

At the heart of the project is a commitment to showing the positives of life within the Armed Forces Community. It aims to stop the social isolation of running a business combined with operational service life, and to inspire spouses in business! 

Launched in 2018 by a military spouse in business, for ALL military spouses and partners in business.

Visit The Independent Spouse site to find out more.