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Heriot-Watt University Court – vacancies


Heriot-Watt University is looking for talented individuals with high-level international experience and vision. Exceptional people capable of helping us build on our outstanding success, deliver excellence in our teaching and research, and develop an ambitious new strategy for the future are sought.

A leading, truly global university, with an established reputation and a track record of success, Heriot-Watt University is developing an exciting new strategic plan from 2018.  Independent lay members of our governing body (the Court) and its committees, provide the strong and diverse leadership and governance we desire to shape our future vision and help ensure we deliver it.

We are particularly seeking exceptional people with demonstrable leadership experience and skills in finance and business strategy, estates and facilities development, the student experience, promotion of research, fundraising and alumni relations and strategic information services to fill Court positions which will become available soon. We also have Court committee vacancies, where people with contemporary high-level experience and skills across a range of fields can contribute to our success and good governance.

At Heriot-Watt University we value equality and diversity and encourage expressions of interest from anyone who shares our values and who feels they have the experience, skills and ability to make a significant contribution to the work of our Court, and the future success of our global university. These are voluntary unpaid roles, but the university does meet the out of pocket expenses.

You can find out more at or from the office of the Secretary of the University, Tel: 0131-451-3690 Email: Should you be interested in being considered we invite you to submit a covering letter and CV by Monday 8 January 2018.  Interviews of suitable applicants are planned for February 2018.

Heriot-Watt University is a Charity registered in Scotland, SC000278

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