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Lay Governors - Glasgow Caledonian University

Reference:1491 

Remuneration:unremunerated 

Location:Glasgow City  

Closing date:31 August 2018 at midnight 

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant multi-cultural modern university, placed amongst the top 150 young Universities in the world (THE, 2017).  It has more than 20,000 students from more than 100 countries and 1,600 staff, who enjoy state of the art facilities across each of the campuses in Glasgow, London and New York.  GCU has a strong ‘social mission’; it is the University for the Common Good, a commitment that is embedded in its high-quality educational offering and research undertakings.  GCU emerged as the top Modern University in Scotland for research power and has just celebrated a record year for research income.  The University’s 2020 strategy focuses on further improving student experience, driving world-leading research, increasing business development and growing international networks. 


Royal Academician, singer-songwriter, social activist and philanthropist, Dr Annie Lennox OBE is the new Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University and Professor Pamela Gillies CBE, an esteemed academic with a high profile across the sector, has been the University’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor since 2006.   Rob Woodward, formerly Chief Executive Officer of the STV Group PLC, has been the Chair of Court since February 2018.


GCU seeks to appoint new Lay Governors to the University Court, which is responsible for approving the University’s overall strategic direction and exercises general oversight of the University’s performance and development.  We seek candidates with senior level experience and outstanding interpersonal and communication skills who are motivated by the opportunity to make a contribution to the future of this pioneering and innovative institution.  Candidates will be able to demonstrate a genuine commitment to the University’s mission, vision and values and will be able to offer the time and focus to contribute effectively both at meetings and from an ambassadorial perspective.


The University welcomes expressions of interest from individuals with experience of one or more of the following areas.  Prior board, leadership and international experience would be advantageous.   


·            Technology/Digital, Marketing and Consumer Insight


·            Fashion and Retail


·            Human Resources/People


·            Property and Estates


GCU is committed to embedding equality and diversity.  We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who embrace the GCU Values.


If you would like to discuss this opportunity or have any specific questions, please contact Clare Davies on + 44 (0) 203 781 8501 or clare.davies@ridgewaypartners.com


Please submit formal applications consisting of a short cover letter and CV to gcu@ridgewaypartners.com by the closing date of 31st August.

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