Mar 272020

Governors - Birmingham City University (BCU)

Recruiter: Birmingham City University (BCU)
Location: Birmingham
Salary: Unremunerated
Posted: 16 Mar 2020
Closes: 13 Apr 2020
Job Function: Governor
Industry: Education

Birmingham City University (BCU) has been at the heart of Birmingham for over 175 years. With over 25,000 students from nearly 100 countries, the University has a deserved reputation as a vibrant, ambitious and successful institution. The investment of some £340 million into the estate has created a truly astonishing environment for students and staff, in the heart of the city. BCU has a clear sense of its identity, captured in the recent “I Am BCU” campaign and supported by the 2025 Strategy which champions its values of ambition, collegiality and community. With over 50 percent of our students from a BAME background, we are proud of how we represent and positively impact this wonderful city, and with Sir Lenny Henry as our Chancellor, we are truly the University for Birmingham.

BCU is now looking to make several appointments to its Board of Governors. The role of Governor provides an important opportunity to contribute to the shape and development of the University at an exciting time for BCU and higher education more generally. The Board of Governors will play an essential role in the delivery of the 2025 Strategy, and be fundamental in supporting our staff, challenging, of course, where necessary, and providing corporate governance that is effective and constructive.

We are keen to hear from candidates who offer strategic level experience in one or more of the following desirable areas: Finance, Digital technology, Audit and Risk, Estates and Education. Expressions of interest are welcome from those with strategic vision and an ambitious entrepreneurial outlook balanced with the ability to operate within a challenging and unpredictable sector. A strong personal commitment to higher education and the values, aims and objectives of the University is essential. Previous non-executive experience is desirable but not essential, however an analytical and constructively challenging approach is required. Knowledge of the city and diverse community in and around Birmingham would be an advantage.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Birmingham City University on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference WAJAG. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).

Applications should be received by noon on Monday 13 April 2020.

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