May 172017

The University of the Highlands and Islands is seeking expressions of interest from talented and enthusiastic individuals who have a strong commitment to Higher and Further Education who would like to join the University Court as independent Governors.

Reference: 1257

Remuneration: non-remunerated

Location: Inverness

Closing date: 12 June 2017 at midnight

The University is the United Kingdom's leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure. Our reputation is built on our innovative approach to learning and our distinctive research and curriculum.

Further information about the University is available at:

The Court is committed to equality and diversity and to ensuring that our governing body represents the staff, students and community that it serves and applications are particularly welcome from women, people with disabilities and people from ethnic minorities.

Applications demonstrating experience in any of the following areas:

  • Financial management, accounting and risk
  • Corporate governance and law
  • Communications and marketing
  • Estates and facilities
  • Health provision or social care
  • Change management

and applications from those whose expertise lies elsewhere in the professions, business, industry and the third and public sector are encouraged.

The role of Governor is not remunerated, however, appropriate expenses will be paid.

The role requires attendance at four meetings per year and applicants should expect a minimum time commitment of approximately six days per year. Appointments will be for three years in the first instance, with the position available from July 2017. Candidates must not be employees or students of the University.

The deadline for applications (cv and a covering letter) is 12th June 2017.

Applications should be sent in the post or emailed to:

Fiona Larg, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary BA (Hons), CA
University of the Highlands and Islands
Executive Office
Ness Walk

Telephone: +44 (0)1463 279211

Additional Information

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