West College Scotland Board of Management – Appointment of Non-Executive Board Members

Are you passionate about education, community development, and making a positive impact? West College Scotland (WCS) is looking for enthusiastic, dedicated individuals with enquiring minds to join our leadership team as Non-Executive Board Members. 

Why West College Scotland? 

At West College Scotland, we believe in using the transformative power of education, learning and skills to unlock people’s potential and enable their success – with around 24,000 students every year trusting WCS to support them on their learning journeys.  

Our students are at the heart of everything we do, with West College’s team working to help transform people’s lives, to equip them for the world of work, and to provide them with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to make positive contributions to their communities. 

As a Non-Executive Board Member, you will play a crucial role in helping steer our college to sustained success. With a commitment to innovation, community, and business engagement, WCS is a hub of inspiration and opportunity - teaching today, to provide the workforce of tomorrow.  

Your Chance to Make a Difference! 

As a Board Member, you will have the unique opportunity to contribute your expertise, ideas, and passion to influence the strategic direction of West College Scotland. Your insights will shape and guide strategies, drive initiatives, and through good governance ensure that we continue to provide the highest quality education for our students, the best possible workplace for our 1000-strong team and be a fantastic business partner. 

Diverse Perspectives Welcome! 

Respect is at the core of who we are. We value diversity and inclusion, and we believe that a range of perspectives, walks of life and cultures makes us stronger. Whether you come from a background in education, business, or community development, your unique experiences and skills may be what WCS is looking for.  

You may never have considered a Board position before, but your knowledge and ideas may be invaluable to us and could be a great opportunity for you to enhance your network and your own skills. WCS is especially keen to hear from those groups currently under-represented on Boards of Scottish public bodies, such as those from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, people aged under-50 and women. It is not essential that you live/work in areas where our campuses are based.   

An Innovative, Collaborative and Supportive Environment! 

Being a part of West College's Board means becoming a valued member of a collaborative team, choosing to undertake change and development to create value for our students, team and partners. It’s a chance to engage in meaningful discussions, exchange ideas, and work with other professionals to create an environment that fosters growth and success. 

How to Apply and Other Details: 

If you're excited about the opportunity to shape the future of education and contribute to the success of WCS, we invite you to apply below.  If you would like to discuss the role informally, please contact Susan McDonald, Governance Manager at susan.mcdonald@wcs.ac.uk or telephone 01475 554032.

Please Note: 

Board membership is unpaid, although reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be met.  You will be required to attend Board meetings (currently 5 per year) and some committee meetings (normally 4 per year). The time commitment for Board members, including preparing for and attending meetings, is around 12 days per annum.   

Application Deadline: Tues 2 April 2024 
Interview Date: Tuesday 23 April 2024 



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Contact Details

If you would like to discuss the role informally, please contact Susan McDonald, Governance Manager at susan.mcdonald@wcs.ac.uk or call 01475 554032.