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Non-Executive Board Member - with a professional accounting qualification

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Remuneration:All Non-Executive roles are non-remunerated. Incidental expenses will be reimbursed. 

Location:Edinburgh, City of 

Closing date:17 January 2021 at midnight 





Edinburgh College was designated as a regional college by Scottish Ministers, in March 2014, under the Post-16 Education (Scotland) Act 2013. Its size, scope and sphere of influence mean it is well placed to meet the needs of students, employers and the national economy. It delivers a wide-ranging curriculum including vocational and academic training to students from Edinburgh, the Lothians, the rest of Scotland and beyond.

The Edinburgh College Board of Management currently seeks to fill one upcoming non-executive vacancy before its next scheduled meeting on 23 March 2021.

The College would particularly welcome applications from individuals with a professional accounting qualification and/or recent experience in Audit and Risk Committees, financial management, audit or risk management.

We are looking for individuals with a strong commitment to changing lives and an understanding of the value of education. You will be part of a dynamic and influential Board following a period of considerable change and emerging opportunity for Edinburgh and its students. We are particularly looking to attract candidates with experience of:

  • relevant education;

  • industry, commerce, finance, the third sector, local authorities or trade unions; or,

  • the region (or part of it) and its needs.

The Board would particularly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics that are under represented such as women, disabled people, those from black and minority ethnic communities and people under 50.

Time Commitment: During the first year of appointment it is anticipated you may need to devote an average of 1.5 days per month.

Remuneration: All Non-Executive roles are non-remunerated. Incidental expenses will be reimbursed.

Appointment details: Appointments to the Board of Management will come into effect from 01 March 2021, following approval from the Cabinet Secretary for Further Education, Higher Education and Science.

The appointment will be for a period up to 4 years, with the possibility of re-appointment subject to evidence of effective performance and to satisfying the requirements of the person specification for the role at the time of re-appointment.

Location: In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and subsequent social-distancing guidance, meetings of the Board of Management (and its committees) are currently taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.

Interviews: Interviews will be held remotely on 05 February 2021.

Further Information: If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact the Clerk to the Board and Governance Advisor, Marcus Walker on Tel. 0131 2979326, or by emailing

Full details of the criteria to be met for the positions are contained in the person specification, which forms part of the application pack. Also included in the pack is more detailed information about recent Scottish Government led changes to the college sector and the Edinburgh College Board of Management.

We encourage applicants to visit the Edinburgh College website and download an application pack and application form:

Or, visit the following My Jobs Scotland webpage:

Completed application forms should be submitted via email to:

Completed applications must be received by 9am on Monday 18 January 2021.

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*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*

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