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This appointment is closed and is displayed for reference only. 


Remuneration:£200 per day 


Closing date:22 May 2017 at midday 

Forth Valley College is a leading provider of further and higher education offering a wide range of courses and training opportunities that serve the people, communities and employers across the Forth Valley area.

Term of appointment

The appointment will be for up to four years from the date of appointment. 

On the expiry of the appointment, the successful candidate is eligible for reappointment subject to evidence of effective performance, satisfying the requirements of the person specification for the role at the time of reappointment; and Ministerial approval.  The combined length of an appointment cannot exceed eight years. Re-appointment is not automatic.

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.

Remuneration and allowances

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 £200,  up to a maximum total fee of £20,800 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 the Falkirk Campus in Grangemouth Road, Falkirk FK2 9AD

Interviews will take place in Edinburgh on 8 June 2017.

Further information:  Full details of the experience, knowledge and skills required for this appointment are contained in the Applicant Information Pack.  You can access the pack via the link below.

The Closing date for applications has been extended to Monday the 22nd of May 2017 at Midday.

For full information on the appointment, please read the Applicant Information Pack accessed via the link below.

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.

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 paapplicationsmailbox@scotland.gsi.gov.uk, or by writing to Public Appointments, Scottish Government, 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

Additional Information

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