Jan 052018

Lay Members - University Of Dundee

Reference: 1365

Remuneration: Unremunerated

Location: Dundee City

Closing date: 02 February 2018 at midnight

Governing Body Vacancy

The University of Dundee aims to transform lives, locally and globally, and to shape the future by solving important real-world problems. We are home to a high-performance community with a global outlook, engaged with staff and students from over 140 countries around the world. We are one of the world's Top 200 universities, hold a Gold Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework and are one of the UK's top rated universities for student experience and graduate employment. We are also consistently referred to as one of Europe's most innovative universities. Our ambitious goal is to become Scotland's leading university. Our Strategy to 2022, launched in autumn 2017, sets us on a path to build on our considerable achievements.

The University is looking to appoint two individuals to its governing body, the University Court, to help it achieve its ambitious goals. The Court oversees the development of the University's vision and strategic direction and ensures effective leadership and good governance, and this lay vacancy provides a rewarding opportunity to play a key role in building on the University's recent successes and maximising the potential of future strategic development.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, professional expertise, an understanding of the principles of good governance and a strong commitment to, and affinity for, higher education and the vision and values of the University. Applications are welcomed from individuals from all fields of expertise, with a particular interest in candidates with skills which broaden the overall skill set of the Court such: as finance; equality, diversity and inclusion; communications; marketing; estates; creative industries; legal; and organisational change.

The Court meets six times a year and members are also expected to serve on at least one Committee. Lay members are not remunerated but the University will meet reasonable costs incurred in carrying out the role including reimbursement for travel within the UK and care costs of dependants. The position is for four years in the first instance. Information on existing members is available from https://www.dundee.ac.uk/governance/governance/court/members/.

The University is committed to diversity in its membership and would welcome applications from all suitably experienced individuals. Applications would be particularly welcomed from individuals from protected characteristic groups currently underrepresented on the Court who would further enhance its diversity and reasonable adjustments for disability will be implemented for those who may require them.

The closing date for applications is 2 February 2018.

Interviews will be held on 9 March 2018. Further information is available at: http://uod.ac.uk/laycourt, via email to [email protected] or by tel: 01382 385562.

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