Board of Management opportunities

Board of Management opportunities

Ayrshire College is seeking to recruit new members to its Board of Management, as well as a Board Governance Adviser (on a 0.5 basis).

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 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.

Our ambition for Ayrshire College is that it will continue to be an inspirational place of learning where individuals can excel and realise their full potential. A place where businesses and communities can access skills, expertise and innovation that supports local and national economic development and inclusive growth. This is achieved through strong collaboration and partnership working and by investing in and valuing our staff and students.

The Board of Management has a pivotal role in achieving our ambition. As a Member of the Board, you will be committed to a public service role, provide leadership and strategic direction for the College, demonstrate excellence in corporate governance, inspiring staff to deliver the highest standards of learning and teaching. The Board also has a crucial role in engaging with key stakeholders, businesses, and employers in Ayrshire and beyond. Board Members are expected to act as public ambassadors and advocates for the College, valuing and respecting diversity and promoting 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 small businesses and those who are currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies at Board level, such as women, disabled people, LGBTI+ people, those from minority ethnic communities and people aged under 50. The essential criterion however 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.

Board Governance Adviser

The position of Board Governance Adviser directly supports the Chair and the members of the Board of Management in carrying out their key governance roles within the College. The role involves planning and coordinating all aspects of the annual Board and Committee meeting cycle and ensuring that the members of the Board of Management have access to the necessary information and resources to support their activities.

The Board Governance Adviser also supports the Chair, the Board of Management and the Executive Leadership Team in ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation and governance requirements in order to enable the College to deliver its strategic aims and objectives. The post holder will provide sound, well-researched, independent and impartial advice and guidance to the Board, and will support the Board in evaluating their effectiveness on an annual basis.

20 January 2023

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