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Lay Governor Recruitment

Leadership Appointment & Recruitment

Lay Governor Recruitment

Recruitment for appointment of an Independent Governor with current knowledge and experience of secondary school leadership.

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The opportunity

The Board of Governors of Robert Gordon University, Scottish University of the year 2020, wishes to appoint an Independent Governor with current knowledge and experience of secondary school Leadership, to contribute to the University’s strategic mission to transform individuals and communities by providing demand-led teaching and research to contribute to economic, social and cultural development.

Ideally we would expect candidates to have current or recent experience of operating at Head/Deputy Head level or equivalent within a Scottish Secondary School.

This is an excellent opportunity to join our Board, where you will gain a range of experience and expand your network. The Board of Governors, working with the Principal, has ultimate responsibility for approving the strategy of the university and for monitoring the proper and effective use of funds and resources. Further information on our Board:

Appointment will be for a four-year period initially, with the possibility to extend for up to a further four years. The post is not remunerated.

RGU is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community and our Board is committed to expanding it’s diversity of race, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity.


How to apply

Applications are invited in the form of:

  • A brief covering letter highlighting how your skills and experience can contribute to the Board.
  • A full CV.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Veronica Strachan, Secretary to the Board v.strachan@rgu.ac.uk in the first instance.

Applications to be submitted to Veronica Strachan, v.strachan@rgu.ac.uk no later than Friday 30 October 2020. The date for shortlisted candidates to meet with members of the Governance and Nominations Committee will be late November/early December.

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