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


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

Do you want to help make a difference to the lives of people in West Scotland?

Do you have enthusiasm and an enquiring mind?

Do you want to extend your network and enhance your leadership skills?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then West College Scotland Board would love to hear from you.

With more than 22,000 students, 1,200 staff and a turnover of £66m, the College is the second largest Regional College in Scotland. Our main campuses are in Clydebank, Paisley and Greenock, although we have a presence across six local authorities and fifteen towns and work from nearly fifty locations. A recent Scottish Funding Council review acknowledged the need for capital investment in our estate, especially at Greenock and Paisley, which is among the most acute in the entire sector. Our plans are not just to rebuild what we have but to create a state-of-the-art, industry-standard hub for local businesses to utilise and for our local communities to access.

We would love to hear from people who understand the value of education and training. You may never have considered a Board position before, but your experience may be invaluable. Public sector Boards are very keen to increase the diversity of their non-executive directors so this may be a great opportunity for you. You must be enthusiastic and committed to helping the College achieve its ambitions for the future and willing to contribute to its strategic direction and governance. We are looking for a wide range of skills and experiences, however, applications are particularly welcomed from individuals with experience in education, finance/audit, income generation, and technology/digital.

The Board is especially keen to hear from those groups who are currently under-represented on Boards of Scottish public bodies, such as those from black, Asian and ethnic minorities, disabled people, people aged under-50 and women.

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.

Contact details and more information on the role/how to apply can be found below. Please make sure you you submit a brief CV and cover letter alongside your application. 

Closing date: Monday 26 October 2020


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Contact Details

If you would like to discuss the role informally then please contact Waiyin Hatton, Chair of the Board of Management on 07985 722621 (waiyin@waibeyond.com) or Shirley Gordon, Secretary to the Board of Management on 07768 653759 (shirley.gordon@wcs.ac.uk).

If invited for interview and you have a disability which requires adjustments to be made (physical access and/or sign language interpretation, etc) support will be provided as required.