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Applications are invited for Membership of the Board of Management of UHI Moray

UHI Moray is currently looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals, who have a strong commitment to Further and Higher Education, to join our Board of Management.

At UHI Moray, we are both a university and a community college. We are an academic partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and an assigned college of the Highlands & Islands FE Region. We seek to be at the heart of transformation in the community we serve and for the vast region that we live and work in, but we also have national and international reach as part of a regional university structure.

We are led and overseen by a Board of Management, which in turn is responsible to the Court of the University of the Highlands and Islands - the Regional Strategic Body for the Highlands and Islands, including Moray and Perthshire.

Alexander Graham Bell Centre at UHI Moray

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Board members make an important contribution to UHI Moray’s strategic direction, decision-making and continued development, whilst acting as ambassadors for us, communicating our activities to their contacts throughout the local area and beyond.

UHI Moray acts as a regional centre for several key disciplines. We operate dedicated facilities in Elgin, at our Moray Street and Linkwood campuses. Our Alexander Graham Bell Centre for Digital Health is an innovative research, education and business hub, the AGB Centre brings together expertise in digital healthcare across the region and the whole of Scotland. We are also home to one of the country’s leading art schools, Moray School of Art, which boasts fantastic access to studio spaces, above average tutor-student ratios and a genuine sense of community. We are drivers of innovation and growth in the region, working in partnership with the Moray Growth Deal designed to maximise Moray’s economic competitiveness. Over the coming years, current and future residents, and businesses within Moray, will benefit from major investment in projects including a world-class Moray Aerospace, Advanced Technology and Innovation Campus (MAATIC).

UHI Moray is committed to equality and diversity and to ensuring our Board represents the staff, students, and community that it serves. Applications are particularly welcome from women, as well as people with disabilities, LGBTIQA+ people, those from black and minority ethnic communities and people aged under 50. Appointees should live, work or study in Moray or have a strong connection to the Moray area.

Applications are sought from individuals who have diverse skills, knowledge and experience in a broad range of backgrounds and sectors, including one or more of the following areas:

  • Further, higher or senior secondary education or the college student experience; or
  • Industry, commerce, finance, accounting, audit, the Third Sector, public service or trade unions; or
  • The Moray area and its relevant needs; and

have other skills, knowledge, experience, attributes or background that the Board determine would add value to their discussions and contribute to their effectiveness. Board membership is an opportunity for self-development whilst contributing to the UHI Moray and the Moray community.

The key requirement is a willingness to give time and energy to assist with the effective governance of UHI Moray. Board members have a duty to build their knowledge and skills, but they are supported in this by the Board Chair, the Clerk to the Board and senior staff. A huge number of resources are also available to support Board members, including written material, newsletters, seminars, and workshops at campus, regional and national level. An induction and training programme will be provided on appointment. 

You can join our board as:

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Chair of the Board of Management

Chair of the Board of Management

The Chair of the Board works closely with the Chair of the FE Regional Board and ensures that the Board fulfils its duties in:

  • Articulating the vision of the College as an academic partner and assigned college of UHI
  • Maintaining and developing the ethos of the College
  • Setting corporate objectives in line with local outcome agreement with UHI
  • Assessing the performance of the Principal and Chief Executive
  • Establishing high standards of integrity in the conduct of Board business
  • Monitoring the financial health and compliance of the College in line with the Local Financial Memorandum agreed with UHI
  • Monitoring the college’s achievement of its agreed outcome measures
  • Ensure UHI is provided with accurate and timeous data and reports to assist regional delivery of strategic priorities
  • Approving the annual report and financial statements of the College

The Board is committed to equality and diversity and to ensuring that our governing body represents the staff, students, and community that it serves. Applications are also encouraged from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, including those identifying as female. All Board members are subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme (Children’s List) upon appointment.

Positions on the Board are voluntary and unpaid but bring huge rewards to members. Reasonable out of pocket expenses for Board business are reimbursed.

A minimum time commitment of approximately 20 days per year is anticipated. 

Appointments will be for four years in the first instance. Candidates must not be employees or students of UHI Moray.

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Independent Member

Independent Member

Board Members make an important contribution to UHI Moray, and their experience, knowledge and commitment enables them to contribute to UHI Moray’s strategic direction, decision-making and continued development.

We are looking to attract candidates with significant experience of further, higher or secondary education; or industry, commerce, finance, the third sector, public service, or trade unions; or the Moray area and its needs.

Positions on the Board are voluntary and unpaid but bring huge rewards to members.

Members’ input can make a real difference to the education and prospects of our learners as well as to the economic, social, and cultural vitality of the Moray area. Reasonable out of pocket expenses for Board business are reimbursed.

A minimum time commitment of approximately 12 days per year is anticipated. 

Appointments will be for four years in the first instance. Candidates must not be employees or students of UHI Moray.

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All Board positions are subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme (Children’s List) upon appointment. Members are also asked to sign up to the Board’s Code of Conduct and formally register any interests that may have a bearing on their work for the Board. Moray College UHI (UHI Moray) is a Registered Charity and Board members are Trustees of the Charity.

Completed application forms must be submitted via email directly to the Clerk to the Board at board.moray@uhi.ac.uk

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An application pack, including a person specification giving full details of the criteria to be met for the positions, can be found below.

Want more information?

If you would like to find out more about UHI Moray and about the role, please contact Eleanor Melton, Clerk to the Board.

A more detailed overview of the key things you need to know as member of a college sector board in Scotland can be found within the Guide for Board Members in the College Sector.