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Closing date:31 October 2017 at midnight 

Recruitment of independent members to the University of the Highlands and Islands Court and Further Education Regional Board (FERB).

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.

The University is seeking two members who would like to join the University Court as independent Governors and two members who would like to join the FERB as co-opted independent committee members.

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: https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/about-uhi

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.

It is important that we have people with a variety of different skills and experience which will enable the Court and FERB to work effectively. All members need to have some general skills and personal qualities which will enable them to make a full contribution to the work of the University Court and FERB but these do not have to have been gained by working in a management post at a senior level, you may just have a natural aptitude in these areas or you may have gained them through being active in your community, in a voluntary capacity or just through your own personal experience – these are listed in the “General skills & personal qualities” section of the person specification table  and we have explained what we will be looking for and how they will be tested.   

The University also needs some people who bring some very specific skills/experience and these will take priority during the appointment process – these are listed in the “Priority skills & personal qualities” section and, again we have explained what we will be looking for and how they will be tested.  Not all applicants need to have these priority skills, as we are looking to recruit up to five new members.

These roles are not remunerated, however, appropriate expenses will be paid.

The roles require 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 positions available from November 2017.  Candidates must not be employees or students of the University.

The deadline for applications (cv and a covering letter) is 31st October 2017.

Applications should be sent in the post or emailed to:

Fiona Larg, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary MBE BA (Hons), CA, FIoD

University of the Highlands and Islands

Executive Office, Ness Walk, Inverness, IV3 5SQ

Telephone: +44 (0)1463 279211

Email: fiona.larg@uhi.ac.uk

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