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Appointment Of Members To The Edinburgh College Board Of Management

Posted: 2nd July 2015

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Edinburgh College began life in October 2012 following the merger of the City’s three further education colleges. Its size, scope and sphere of influence mean it is well placed to meet the needs of students, employers and the national economy. It delivers a wide-ranging curriculum including vocational and academic training to students from Edinburgh, the Lothians, the rest of Scotland and beyond.

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 new, 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.

Edinburgh College Board of Management welcomes applications from those with experience and knowledge that is relevant to the College’s curriculum, including, in particular:

      • Hospitality and Tourism (inc. Food and Drink)
      • Engineering and Construction
      • Renewables

Applications are also welcome from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people and people aged under 50.


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 September 2015, following approval from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning.

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: Meetings of the Board will normally be held in Edinburgh at one of the College’s four campuses: Granton, Sighthill, Milton Road and Midlothian.
Interviews: Interviews will be held on 19 August 2015 in Edinburgh.

Further Information: If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact the Governance Advisor, Marcus Walker on Tel. 0131 344 7048, or by emailing Marcus.Walker@edinburghcollege.ac.uk
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 Edinburgh College website and download an application pack and application form: www.edinburghcollege.ac.uk/welcome/vacancies/

Completed application forms should be submitted via email to: Marcus.Walker@edinburghcollege.ac.uk, or by post to: Marcus Walker, Governance Advisor, Edinburgh College, 24 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, EH15 2PP.

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