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Non-Executive Board Members

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Remuneration:Unremunerated - Reasonable expenses only 

Location:Paisley, Clydebank and Greenock 

Closing date:12 July 2021 at midnight 


West College Scotland Board of Management – Appointment of Non-Executive Board Members

Do you want to help make a difference to the lives of people in West Scotland?
Do you have enthusiasm and an enquiring mind?
Do you want to extend your network and enhance your leadership skills?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then West College Scotland Board would love to hear from you.

As one of Scotland’s largest Regional Colleges, we provide education and training to over 20,000 students.  The College manages total funds of £70m and we employ almost 1,200 staff. Our main campuses are in Clydebank, Paisley, and Greenock, although we have a presence across six local authorities and fifteen towns and work from nearly fifty locations. The College is one of the Region’s largest employers and is uniquely placed to help shape the West Region’s educational landscape and contributes to its social and economic development. The College adds £13m to the region’s annual economic output and spends £47m in salaries every year.  A Scottish Funding Council review acknowledged the need for capital investment in our estate, especially at Greenock and Paisley, which is among the most acute in the entire sector. Our plans are not just to rebuild what we have but to create a state-of-the-art, industry-standard hub for local businesses to utilise and for our local communities to access.

We would love to hear from people who understand the value of education and training. You may never have considered a Board position before, but your experience may be invaluable. Public sector Boards are very keen to increase the diversity of their non-executive directors so this may be a great opportunity for you. You must be enthusiastic and committed to helping the College achieve its ambitions for the future and willing to contribute to its strategic direction and governance. We are looking for a wide range of skills and experiences, however, applications are particularly welcomed from individuals with experience in business and commercial sectors, human resources and organisational development, income generation and fundraising, estates/capital development and public relations/stakeholder engagement.  

The Board is especially keen to hear from those groups who are currently under-represented on Boards of Scottish public bodies, such as those from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities, disabled people, people aged under-50 and women.

Membership is unpaid, although reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be met.  You will be required to attend Board meetings (currently 5 per year) and some committee meetings (normally 5 per year). The time commitment for Board members, including preparing for and attending meetings, is around 12 days per annum.

More details on the role and how to apply with a brief CV and cover letter are available here:

If you would like to discuss the role informally, including whether your current employment/role might present a potential conflict in interest to the WCS position,  then please contact Waiyin Hatton, Chair of the Board of Management on 07985 722621 ( or Shirley Gordon, Secretary to the Board of Management on 07768 653759 ( If invited for interview and you have a disability which requires adjustments to be made (physical access and/or sign language interpretation, etc) support will be provided as required.  

Closing date: Monday 5 July 2021 (Extended to Monday 12 July 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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