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

CAN YOU HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

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 your answer is “Yes” to any of these questions, then the West College Scotland Board would love to hear from you. 

As one of Scotland’s largest Regional Colleges, with campuses at the heart of communities in Paisley, Greenock, and Clydebank, we provide education to over 20,000 students. We also provide training and skills provision for hundreds of local and national businesses with West College Scotland having a presence across six local authorities, fifteen towns and nearly fifty locations.

The College manages total funds of £70m and we employ almost 1,200 staff. It makes us one of the region’s largest employers and means our College is uniquely placed to help shape the educational landscape and contribute to the social and economic development of the west of Scotland. 

A 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 world-leading, technologically advanced, sustainable hubs for our local communities to access and for local businesses to utilise.

We would love to hear from people from all walks of life, cultures, and backgrounds. What is important is that you share our passion for the value high quality education and training can bring. You may never have considered a Board position before, but your experience may be invaluable to us and being on a public sector Board 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 entrepreneurial start-ups, the business and commercial sectors, funding streams and income generation, PR, and strategic engagement, third sector or the delivery of significant estates and capital development projects. 

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, people with disabilities, people aged under-50 and women. The Board is particularly keen to welcome applications from people local to our main campuses, especially those from the Inverclyde or West Dunbartonshire areas.

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 5 per year). The time commitment for Board members, including preparing for and attending meetings, is around 12 days per annum.

If you would like to discuss the role informally, including whether your current employment/role might present a potential conflict in interest to the WCS position,  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.   

Closing date: Monday 4 July 2022

 

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If you would like to discuss the role informally, including whether your current employment/role might present a potential conflict in interest to the WCS position,  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.