Dec 052018

Member - Edinburgh College

Reference: 1562
Remuneration: Non-Remunerated
Location: Edinburgh, City of
Closing date: 09 January 2019 at midnight

Edinburgh College was designated as a regional college by Scottish Ministers, in March 2014, under the Post-16 Education (Scotland) Act 2013. 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.

The Edinburgh College Board of Management currently seeks to fill three non-executive vacancies by 01 March 2019.

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
  • the region (or part of it) and its needs

The College would also welcome applications from individuals with relevant expertise in any of the following areas: (i) Human Resources and organisational development; (ii) estates and infrastructure; (iii) digital; and, (iv) hospitality and tourism.

Applications are also welcome 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 01 March 2019, following approval from the Cabinet Secretary for Further Education, Higher Education and Science.

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.

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

Application Information

Further Information: If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact the Clerk to the Board and Governance Advisor, Marcus Walker on Tel. 0131 344 7048, or by emailing

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

Completed application forms should be submitted via email to:, or by post to: Marcus Walker, Clerk to the Board & Governance Advisor, Edinburgh College, 24 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, EH15 2PP.

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