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Non-Executive Board Members

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Remuneration:No remuneration but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed 


Closing date:17 July 2020 at midnight 

Ayrshire College is restarting the process for the recruitment of new members to the Board of Management, following its suspension in March 2020 in response the Covid19 restrictions.

The College is seeking to recruit two new members to its Board of Management. You may never have considered a Board position before however, your experience may be invaluable! Many of us don’t realise how much we have to offer, so even if you are really not sure that the Boardroom is for you, please contact us to discuss the role of the Board and its Members and the contribution you could make.

Ayrshire College is a vibrant, student-centered place of learning and our motto ‘Start Here, Go Anywhere’, we believe, sets the scene for our approach to encouraging and engaging our students at this important stage in their lives.

You will be committed to a public service role where you can use your experience to influence the strategic direction of the College to serve the communities and address business needs.

Board Members will also be expected to act as public ambassadors and advocates for the College in the wider community of Ayrshire and beyond. As an ambassador you will value and respect diversity and promote an ethos of inclusion, equality and positive well-being.

The Board encourages applications from individuals representing all aspects of the communities of Ayrshire and would therefore welcome applications from individuals with small business experience and under-represented groups such as people with disabilities and ethnic minorities. The essential criterion is for you to have an appropriate level of commitment, knowledge and experience to add value to the deliberations and work of the Board of Management.

Applications are also particularly invited from individuals with experience of key local economy sectors including STEM, Commerce, Hospitality, Tourism and the Third Sector. In addition, applications from individuals with specific skills in Health & Social Care, Human Resource Management/Strategy, Academia, Accounting, Audit, Financial Management and Construction are also welcomed.

The time commitment is approximately 15 days or 105 hours per year, mainly in the afternoons/early evenings although this also includes the time for reading papers. There is no remuneration for the posts; however, reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. The appointment term will be up to four years.

It is currently envisaged that virtual interviews will be held during the week beginning 10 August 2020, using the Microsoft Teams platform. The interview and candidate assessment process may also include a further virtual event held in the week beginning 17 August during which applicants would meet informally with students and staff of the College.

If you wish to discuss further the role of the Board Member, please contact Willie Mackie, Chair of the Board of Management, at or Brendan Ferguson, Board Secretary, email

Application Procedure To apply for the post, please visit If you require the application pack documentation in an alternative format or require any assistance, please contact the HR Team, email

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a role with Ayrshire College.

Application Information

*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*

Additional Information

  1. Applicant Pack