Nov 292018

Chair - Fife College

Reference: 1561
Remuneration: daily remuneration of £265
Location: Fife
Closing date: 19 December 2018 at midnight

Appointment of Chair to Fife College

Appointment for up to four years from 3 March 2019

Scottish Ministers are appointing a new Chair to Fife College. Applicants must already have board experience and be able to demonstrate experience, knowledge and expertise in all of the following:

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Governance
  • Planning and results
  • Working with others

General Information

Fife College is a leading provider of further and higher education offering a wide range of courses and training opportunities that serve a mix of rural and urban populations, including some of the most deprived in Scotland. The main campuses are located in Dunfermline, Rosyth, Glenrothes, Levenmouth and Kirkcaldy with community learning centres across Fife.

With 6,000 full-time and 14,000 part-time students, over 1,000 staff and a budget of £45 million, Fife College offers a wide range of inspirational learning experiences from essential skills to graduate degree programmes. Its high quality, sector-leading programmes are designed to respond to the needs of the economy and society more generally.

The College's extensive provision ranges from access to degree level study and includes full-time and part-time courses, evening classes, flexible and on line learning, vocational qualifications and business training courses.

Length of appointment

The appointment will be for up to four years with the possibility of reappointment subject to evidence of effective performance and satisfying the skills and knowledge required at the time of reappointment and beyond. Reappointment is not automatic. Any appointment and subsequent reappointment will not exceed a maximum total of eight years.

Time commitment

It is anticipated that you will devote up to 2 days per week to performing your functions as and when required, up to a maximum of 104 days per year. Whilst the majority of Board meetings will take place in the local area, you will be required to attend meetings, representing the board, in other venues across Scotland from time to time. Your time will mainly be spent attending meetings, reading documents, evening and weekend events and contributing to national debate and policy development relating to post-16 education, as well as keeping abreast of the wider context to address sector wide issues.

Remuneration and Expenses

Remuneration rates are related to the turnover and staffing numbers of the college, and are paid monthly in arrears. The daily remuneration rate for this position is £265, up to a maximum total fee of £27,560 per financial year. Expenses incurred as a result of carrying out the duties of the appointment including reasonable travel and subsistence, and dependant carer and childcare expenses will be reimbursed.


You will be based at Pittsburgh Road, Dunfermline, Fife KY11 8DY

Further information

An application pack and full details on this appointments can be found in the Applicant Information Pack. You can access the pack via the link below.

The closing date for applications is 19 December 2018.

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland's public bodies, such as women, disabled people, those from minority ethnic communities, and people aged under 50. The public appointments process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity for all applicants.

Accessibility to public appointments is a fundamental requirement and the public appointments process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity and treatment to all applicants. The Scottish Government will always give consideration to disability-related reasonable adjustments that an applicant might request to enable them to meet the person specification and participate fully in the selection process. If you require any of the application pack documentation in an alternative format, please contact Scottish Government Public Appointments on Freephone 0300 244 1898 or by email at

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

Please apply online. If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

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