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Non-Executive Board Member - Edinburgh College Board of Management

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Remuneration:All Non-Executive roles are non-remunerated 

Location:Online currently, usually Edinburgh 

Closing date:07 October 2021 at midday 




Do you want to be part of changing the lives of learners, and developing their capabilities for a digital world, and enhancing their opportunities in the South East Scotland Economy? Do you want to be part of reshaping the face of learning to a more blended approach of face-to-face and digital learning, and transitioning the College’s digital and estate infrastructure to meet the needs of the next few years? Then come and join the Board of Management of Edinburgh College.

The Edinburgh College Board of Management currently seeks to fill two upcoming non-executive vacancies before its scheduled meeting on 14 December 2021.

The College would particularly welcome applications from individuals with expertise in one or more of the following fields: Digital, IT infrastructure and cyber-security; Estates and Infrastructure; and/or Economic development and industry.

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; or,

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

Applications are also encouraged 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 22 November 2021, following approval from the Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training.

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: To ensure adherence with current Scottish Government’s Covid-19 Protection Level System it is expected that meetings of the Board of Management (and its committees) will continue to take place remotely, via Microsoft Teams, until further notice.

Interviews: Interviews will be held remotely on 29 October 2021.

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 2979326, or by emailing

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:

Or, visit the following My Jobs Scotland webpage:

Additionally, Edinburgh College will be running a Recruitment Event with Changing the Chemistry on Tuesday 21 September 2021 from 17:00 to 18:00.  This online session provides potential applicants with the chance to find out more about the important role of the College, hear about the criteria and how to apply for one of these vacancies and have a chance to ask about what being on the board entails and tips for applying for such roles. To book a place on this session please visit the following webpage:

Completed application forms should be submitted via email to:

Completed applications must be received by midday on Thursday 07 October 2021.

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Please note that this is not a regulated public appointment, therefore the Public Appointments Team are unable to answer any queries in relation to this vacancy. Please contact the Board directly.

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