Opportunity to Change Young People’s Lives at Edinburgh College

Edinburgh College is advertising for high calibre Board members

New, high calibre Board of Management members are being sought for one of Scotland’s leading colleges. Edinburgh College is advertising for new members of its Board of Management. The positions offer talented individuals a great opportunity to shape the strategic direction and management of Edinburgh College and make a real impact on young people’s lives.

These positions are some of the first board-level opportunities to have arisen since the merger of colleges across Scotland.  As part of a government driven process following regionalisation, all colleges in Scotland must carry out open recruitment to appoint non-executive members to their boards. Edinburgh College is looking for a range of candidates that can meet its criteria.

Adverts have been placed in national publications looking for the ideal candidate. All candidates should have the ability to contribute to a dynamic Board, dealing with complex issues and promoting the highest standards of governance, following a period of considerable change in the college sector.

The College is aligned to Scottish Government priorities around a wide range of topics, including creative industries; energy; financial and business services; food and drink; life sciences; and sustainable tourism and it is hoped that a number of applicants would be able to help inform the college’s on-going strategy and development on these topics.

The Edinburgh College Board of Management particularly welcomes applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people and people aged under 50. The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Monday, 17 November 2014.

Commenting on the opportunity, Ian McKay, Chair of the Board of Edinburgh College, said:  “Being an Edinburgh College board member is a truly rewarding experience. The college sector faces a wide range of challenges following a period of significant change, and a dynamic, high calibre team will give the college the direction it needs at this critical time.

“Our priority is ensuring a high quality experience for our current and future students, while also meeting the needs of communities and businesses across the region. The college is an integral part of the communities we serve and we would like talented people from communities and businesses across the region to be part of our Board. We are offering a unique opportunity to shape the lives of thousands of young people and help drive the college’s strategic direction.  I hope that a wide selection of talented candidates will consider applying.”

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