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Remuneration:This post is not remunerated but reasonable expenses can be claimed 


Closing date:09 November 2020 at midnight 



Inverness College UHI is one of the largest partners of the University of the Highlands and Islands, a partnership of 13 colleges and research institutions comprising Scotland’s newest university. As the UK’s leading tertiary education provider, we deliver both further education and higher education courses and that makes us different from traditional institutions. Through an innovative approach to learning and some of the best online learning technologies, we offer our students the complete learner journey, where they have choice and flexibility to study from access level right through to PhD.

Inverness College UHI is at the heart of the community and, working closely with businesses and stakeholders, our curriculum and research capacity is designed to meet the evolving needs of industry and to support the strengths and ambitions of the region. Through a personalised approach we help our students discover their right path, providing them with a combination of qualification and job-ready skills to succeed in the workplace.

Inverness College UHI is located at Inverness Campus, a growing hub for research, innovation and enterprise set within a 215-acre site.

We would love to hear from people who understand the value of education and training. You may never have considered a board position before, but your experience may be invaluable. We are very keen to increase the diversity of our Board and this may be a great opportunity for you as well as us! You must be enthusiastic and committed to helping the College achieve its ambitions for the future and willing to contribute to the strategic direction and the governance of the College. Good current and local knowledge of Inverness and the surrounding area is desirable.  You will receive the support and training to learn the new skills you may require.

We are looking for a wide range of skills and experiences. However, applications are particularly invited from individuals with experience in the following areas-

  • Audit

  • Accountancy

  • Legal

  • School/Higher/Further Education

  • Risk Management

  • Entrepreneurial

  • Marketing/Media/PR

We specifically seek a new Chair for our Audit Committee. We are looking for an applicant who can ensure that our Audit Committee delivers its purpose outlined in the Audit Committee’s Terms of Reference and supports the effective governance of the Board.

The Board 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 those groups who are under-represented on boards of public bodies such as women, disabled people, people aged under 50 and people from ethnic minorities. Successful appointees will be expected to undertake a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme check. 

A time commitment of approximately 5 hours per month is required. The role requires regular contact with the Chair, Board Secretary, Committee Chairs and the Principal as part of the ongoing good governance of the College; attendance at Board and Committee meetings; engaging with the wider UHI partnership and stakeholders on behalf of the College and attendance at a number of important internal and external events such as Graduation and Prize giving.

Appointments will be for four years in the first instance. We are also seeking to appoint co-opted members. Candidates must not be employees or students of the college.

The role is not remunerated; however, appropriate travel and subsistence costs will be paid.


If you would like to know more about the role of the Board, please visit our website or contact our Chair - Sarah Burton at

We are holding a virtual open evening on Tuesday 3rd November 2020 between 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. to promote the work of the College and the Board and to provide information to candidates interested in the role.  The Chair of the Board of Management and the Principal will be there to share their experiences about working on or with the Board of Management.

Your application

To apply please visit our website at where you will find the role description, applicant brief and an application form. Completed application forms are to be returned by e-mail to the Secretary to the Board of Management ( by 23.59pm on 9 November 2020.


Application Information

*Please note 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 brief