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Posted: 29th March 2022

Do you want to make a positive change to the lives of learners across Edinburgh, Midlothian, and East Lothian? Do you want to help Edinburgh College to further enhance its community partnerships and stakeholder engagement in the diverse region it serves? Then come and join the Board of Management of Edinburgh College.

The Edinburgh College Board of Management currently seeks to fill two non-executive vacancies before its scheduled meeting on 14 June 2022.

The Board of Management would particularly welcome applications from individuals with experience in one or more of the following fields: Community engagement; working with young people; the voluntary sector; and Local business / enterprise.

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.

Time Commitment: During the first year of appointment, it is anticipated you may need to devote an average of 1.5 days per month.

Remuneration: All Non-Executive roles are non-remunerated. Incidental expenses will be reimbursed.

Appointment details: Appointments to the Board of Management will come into effect from 25 May 2022, following approval from the Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training.

The appointment will be for a period up to 4 years, with the possibility of re-appointment subject to evidence of effective performance and to satisfying the requirements of the person specification for the role at the time of re-appointment.

Location: To ensure adherence with current Scottish Government’s Covid-19 Protection Level System it is expected that meetings of the Board of Management (and its committees) will continue to take place remotely, via Microsoft Teams, until further notice.

Interviews: Interviews will be held remotely on 29 April 2022.

Further Information: If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact the Board Secretary, Marcus Walker on Tel. 0131 2979326, or by emailing:

Full details of the criteria to be met for the positions are contained in the person specification, which forms part of the application pack. Also included in the pack is more detailed information about recent Scottish Government led changes to the college sector and the Edinburgh College Board of Management.

We encourage applicants to visit the following website and download an application pack and application form:

Additionally, Edinburgh College will be running a Recruitment Event with Changing the Chemistry on Tuesday 29 March 2022 from 17:00 to 18:00. This online session provides potential applicants with the chance to find out more about the important role of the College, hear about the criteria and how to apply for one of these vacancies and have a chance to ask about what being on the board entails and tips for applying for such roles. To book a place on this session please visit the following webpage:

Completed application forms should be submitted via email to:

Completed applications must be received by midnight on Thursday 07 April 2022.

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