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Committee Members - Scottish Funding Council

Reference:1518 

Remuneration:Attendance fee and expenses 

Location:Edinburgh, City of 

Closing date:28 September 2018 at midday 


The Scottish Funding Council
is seeking to appoint two new members to its Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee.    These vacancies have arisen due to current members reaching the end of their term.


The Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee (RKEC) has a role to respond to, recommend and advise the Council on research and knowledge exchange strategy, policy and funding issues relevant to Scottish higher education institutions and colleges.   These broad areas of advice include (but are not limited to):


1. Providing regular analyses of the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities and threats in the areas of research and innovation support, taking a broad view. 


2. Providing regular and timely advice to the SFC’s Board on prioritisation, in the use of the Council's resources to maximise the delivery of the strategic plan and to address Scottish Government outcomes. 


3. Working with Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise and other stakeholders to give SFC’s Board advice on a strategy for innovation and support of knowledge exchange for sustainable economic growth. 


4. Identifying opportunities for SFC’s Board to consider interventions to leverage significant resource into Scotland in support of research and/or knowledge exchange 


The Committee generally meets 4/5 times per year.  Members may, on occasion, be asked to attend related meetings and events where appropriate.  More information on the committee, along with past papers and minutes, are available here:  http://www.sfc.ac.uk/about-sfc/council-committees/research-knowledge-exchange-committee/research-knowledge-exchange-committee.aspx


In this instance, SFC is seeking to appoint committee members with an academic research and/or innovation focus and we would be particularly interested in hearing from applicants, from across Scotland, who can demonstrate evidence of the following:


a)       Experience of working at a strategic level with, or for, a Scottish HEI 


b)      Critical thinking  for example in a formal committee or board context


c)        A comprehensive understanding and experience of research policy  leadership and innovation at the international and UK wide level including collaboration between academia industry and wider.


Members may claim a small fee for attending meetings and SFC will pay travel expenses in line with Council policy.


Applications from under-represented groups, including women, minority ethnic backgrounds and persons with a disability, are particularly welcomed.


Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.


Application Information


CVs and a one page summary demonstrating the relevance of your experience/background to the work of the Committee should be sent to Jenny Jamieson by noon Friday 28th September 2018. Applications may be submitted by email (jjamieson@sfc.ac.uk) or post (Jenny Jamieson, Clerk to the Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee, Scottish Funding Council, Apex 2, 97 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 9HD).

Application Information

For further information please email jjamieson@sfc.ac.uk 

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