Under the 1992 Education Act, Boards of Management of Colleges consist of between 10 and 16 members, of which the majority are externally appointed. The Principal of the College is a member by virtue of his position, and the Board also includes two elected staff members and one nominated student member.
Boards of Management are primarily responsible for setting the policies and overall strategic direction of the College and for its control and financial health so as to ensure the College provides suitable and efficient Further Education to its students. Each College has a standard Financial Memorandum agreed with the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) governing the use of SFC funds and specifying the general conditions under which funding is provided. Subject to this, each College Board has discretion over the use of funds received and is ultimately responsible for proper stewardship of those funds.
The Board delegates aspects of its business to a number of sub-Committees with narrower functional responsibilities: Audit, Building, Finance and General Purposes, Remuneration and Staffing. Members are also represented on the College Learning, Teaching and Quality and Student Affairs Committees.
The term of office for Board members is four years, except the Principal who remains a member as long as he is in post and the student member whose term of office is for one year. Board members are eligible for further terms up to a maximum of 12 years in total, although the Nolan Committee recommend that members should not serve more than two terms in office. Members reaching the age of 70 may complete their term of office, but cannot be reappointed.
Code of conduct
There is an agreed Code of Conduct for the members of the Board of Management of Moray College which clearly sets out the key principles each member must follow in carrying out their duties as a member of the Board of Management.
Board of Management meetings are open to the public, excepting any reserved items, and the minutes of these meetings are available on this website. You are welcome to attend, however, there is limited accommodation so we would ask that you let us know in advance by contacting Eleanor Melton on 01343 576214.
Please refer to our Schedule of Meetings for further information.