Independent Members of the Board of Management
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Do you have enthusiasm and an enquiring mind? Do you want to extend your network and enhance your leadership skills? Do you want to help people become the best that they can be and help transform people’s lives?

If so, read on, because Lews Castle College UHI Board of Management is looking to appoint, through UHI, up to six independent non-executive members from a broad range of backgrounds, skills and experience to help set the overall strategic direction of the college and be responsible for its corporate governance.

In particular, candidates are sought who can demonstrate experience or knowledge of:

  • further, higher or senior secondary education or the college student experience; or
  • industry, commerce, finance, the third sector, public service or trade unions; or
  • the region (or a relevant part of it) and its relevant needs.

Board members must commit 6 days or so in any academic year for board and committee duties. The majority of meetings are held in the evening, each lasting 2 hours and may be accessed remotely. Appointments will be for four years in the first instance. Student and staff members are appointed through different arrangements.

Successful appointees will be expected to meet the standards of conduct expected of Board Members as set out in relevant guidance, including the Scottish Colleges’ Code of Good Governance (2016). All appointments are subject to the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and Members must formally register any interests which may have a bearing on their work for the board.

The role is not remunerated, although reasonable expenses are normally covered. 

Lews Castle College UHI is an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in the workplace and on the board.

Further information, including a job description, guidance for candidates and application form can be found here.

Completed application forms must be returned by e-mail to by 5pm on Friday 3rd September 2021.Interviews are likely to take place on 29th September 2021.If you have any queries about the application process please contact

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