Member of the Board of Directors

Organisation: Newbattle Abbey

Salary: The post is not remunerated; however, reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Location: Newbattle Abbey College

Newbattle Abbey College is seeking to recruit a number of new members to its Board of Directors. You may never have considered a Board position before; however, your experience may be invaluable. Many of us do not realise how much we have to offer, so even if you are not sure that the Boardroom is for you, please contact us to discuss the role of the Board and its Members and the contribution you could make.

Our Board is determined that Newbattle Abbey College will continue to be a unique and inspirational place of learning where individuals can excel and realise their full potential. A place where students from all backgrounds can develop the skills, expertise and innovation that, in turn, supports our local and national economic development and inclusive growth. We are proud that this is achieved at Newbattle through strong collaboration and partnership working and by investing in and valuing our staff and students.

The Board of Directors of this small college has a pivotal role in achieving our ambition. As a member of the Board of Directors, you will demonstrate commitment, provide leadership and strategic direction for the College, drive excellence in corporate governance, and support staff to deliver the highest standards of learning and teaching. The Board also has a crucial role in engaging with key stakeholders, businesses, and employers across the community and beyond. Board Directors are expected to act as public ambassadors and advocates for the College, valuing and respecting diversity and promoting an ethos of inclusion, equality, and positive well-being.

The Board encourages applications from individuals representing all aspects of our community and would especially welcome applications from those with HR, Financial Management/Audit, Business Development, Third Sector Funding or Legal experience as well as those working in the SME sector. We would be particularly interested in those who are currently under-represented at Board level in Scotland, such as women, disabled people, LGBTQ+ people, people from ethnic minority communities and people aged under 50.

The time commitment is approximately 10 days per year, mainly in the afternoons/early evenings although this also includes the time for reading papers. The appointment term is four years.

If you would like further information about the role or to arrange a discussion please contact Ingrid Earp, Board Secretary. If you require any of the documentation in an alternative format or require any assistance, please contact Ingrid.

Application Deadline: Friday 09/02/2024