Non-Executive Board Member

  • Oct 7, 2021
Category: Board Membership
Type: Volunteer
Salary:Not applicable

Edinburgh College


Edinburgh College was designated as a regional college by Scottish Ministers, on 3 March 2014, under the Post-16 Education (Scotland) Act 2013. The Board has full statutory responsibility for the delivery of further and higher education in Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian, for the funding of the College and for the monitoring of performance.

At the beginning of 2015, Edinburgh College undertook an open recruitment process to appoint up to 12 Non-Executive Board members, in alignment with Scottish Government guidance. This open recruitment process was part of a much wider programme of reform of the college sector in Scotland, which included a new regional structure to allow colleges to better meet the needs of learners and employers. This aims to allow for a stronger focus on outcomes and, with the implementation of the Post-16 Act, an improvement in the transparency and accountability of college governance.

Successful applicants will have the ability to contribute to a dynamic board, dealing with complex issues and promoting the highest standards of governance. If appointed to Edinburgh College Board of Management you will be provided with an appropriate induction and training designed to help you perform effectively in your role as Board member.

Do you want to be part of changing the lives of learners, and developing their capabilities for a digital world, and enhancing their opportunities in the South East Scotland Economy? Do you want to be part of reshaping the face of learning to a more blended approach of face-to-face and digital learning, and transitioning the College’s digital and estate infrastructure to meet the needs of the next few years? Then come and join the Board of Management of Edinburgh College.

The Edinburgh College Board of Management currently seeks to fill two upcoming non-executive vacancies before its scheduled meeting on 14 December 2021.

The College would particularly welcome applications from individuals with expertise in one or more of the following fields: Digital, IT infrastructure and cyber-security; Estates and Infrastructure; and/or Economic development and industry.

We are looking for individuals with a strong commitment to changing lives and an understanding of the value of education. You will be part of a dynamic and influential Board following a period of considerable change and emerging opportunity for Edinburgh and its students. We are particularly looking to attract candidates with experience of:

• relevant education.
• industry, commerce, finance, the third sector, local authorities or trade unions; or,
• the region (or part of it) and its needs.

Applications are also encouraged from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies.

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