Our Western Isles campuses, the main base at Stornoway and our three learning centres, are situated in some truly remarkable scenery. Not only does this mean that when you're not working there is plenty to see and do to explore the great outdoors, but if you need inspiration from your surroundings you only need step outside and let nature take your breath away.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role:

Independent Members of the Board of Management

Salary range This is an unpaid position
Closing Date5:00pm on Friday 30 August 2019

Lews Castle College UHI is an academic partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands, the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education.  The College provides a diverse range of courses to students in Lewis, North Uist, Benbecula and Barra.

We are currently looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals who have a strong commitment to Further and Higher Education to join our Board of Management as Independent Board Members.

Board Members make an important contribution to Lews Castle College UHI and their experience, knowledge and commitment enables them to contribute to the College’s strategic direction, decision-making and continued development while also acting as ambassadors to communicate our activities to their contacts throughout the local area and beyond.

The Board is committed to equality and diversity and to ensuring that our governing body represents the staff, students and community that it serves and applications are particularly welcome from women, people with disabilities and people from ethnic minorities.  Successful appointees will be expected to undertake a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme check.

Positions on the Board are voluntary and unpaid, but bring huge rewards to members.  Your input can make a real difference to the education and prospects of our learners and to the wellbeing and success of the communities where they live.

A minimum time commitment of approximately six days per year is required: the roles require attendance at four Board meetings a year (usually early evening) and members may join a Board sub-committee, which also meets three to four times a year.  Reasonable out of pocket expenses for Board business are reimbursed.

Appointments will be for four years in the first instance, with the position available.  Candidates must not be employees or students of the College.

Further information about the University is available at here.

If you would like to know more about the work of the Board please visit our website or contact Catherine Barron, Board Secretary at catherine.barron@uhi.ac.uk.

Completed application forms are to be returned by e-mail to catherine.barron@uhi.ac.uk by 5:00pm on Friday 30 August 2019

If you have any queries about the application process please contact lehr@uhi.ac.uk.