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Edinburgh College – Board Members

Edinburgh College began life in October 2012 following the merger of the City’s three further education colleges. Its size, scope and sphere of influence mean it is well placed to meet the needs of students, employers and the national economy. It delivers a wide-ranging curriculum including vocational and academic training to students from Edinburgh, the Lothians, the rest of Scotland and beyond.

We are looking for individuals with a strong commitment to changing lives and an understanding of the value of education. You will be part of a dynamic and influential Board following a period of considerable change and emerging opportunity for Edinburgh and its students. We are particularly looking to attract candidates with experience of:

• relevant education;
• industry, commerce, finance, the Third Sector, local authorities or trade unions; or,
• the region (or part of it) and its needs.

The college would particularly welcome applications from individuals with relevant legal expertise, to support effective scrutiny of documentation and challenge at Board level, and/or current or recent experience in either the public sector, third sector or community engagement initiatives.

Applications are also welcome from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies.

Time Commitment: During the first year of appointment it is anticipated you may need to devote an average of 1.5 days per month.

Remuneration: All Non-Executive roles are non-remunerated. Incidental expenses will be reimbursed.

Appointment details: Appointments to the Board of Management will come into effect from March 2018, following approval from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning.

The appointment will be for a period up to 4 years, with the possibility of re-appointment subject to evidence of effective performance and to satisfying the requirements of the person specification for the role at the time of re-appointment.

Location: Meetings of the Board will normally be held in Edinburgh at one of the College’s four campuses: Granton, Sighthill, Milton Road and Midlothian.

Interviews: Interviews will be held on 29 January 2018 in Edinburgh.

Further Information: If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact the Governance Advisor, Marcus Walker on Tel. 0131 344 7048, or by emailing

Full details of the criteria to be met for the positions are contained in the person specification, which forms part of the application pack. Also included in the pack is more detailed information about recent Scottish Government led changes to the college sector and the Edinburgh College Board of Management.

We encourage applicants to visit the Edinburgh College website and download an application pack and application form:

Completed application forms should be submitted via email to:, or by post to: Marcus Walker, Governance Advisor, Edinburgh College, 24 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, EH15 2PP.

Completed applications must be received by 5pm on Wednesday, 10 January 2018.

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