Overview

The University of Glasgow is looking to co-opt a suitably experienced external member to serve on the University’s Court (the governing body).  Understanding and experience of complex business environments, and experience of decision-making at a strategic level, are essential for this position.

Candidates should have strong entrepreneurial/commercial leadership experience, ideally to include marketing and international experience.  Experience of operation at senior level in finance and/or property would also be desirable for this position.

Glasgow is one of the world’s top 100 universities and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities.  It has more than 25,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, an annual turnover of c£600m, including research income of c£200m, and welcomes students from more than 120 countries worldwide, with excellent ratings for student satisfaction.  The successful candidate will be contributing to the University’s development at an exciting time, following the publication of the institution’s Strategic Plan for 2015-2020 and as a major reshaping of the enlarged campus begins.

Candidates will need to be able to commit 10-12 days a year, but with the option of a more substantial commitment of time, including the possibility of chairing University committees in the future.  Meetings are normally held during the day.

The position is available immediately.  It is non-executive and unremunerated, but expenses will be paid.   The appointment will be for four years in the first instance.  Candidates must not be employees or current students of the University of Glasgow.

Further information, including essential requirements for the position, and information on how to apply, is available at http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/courtoffice/index.html

Individuals with relevant experience may contact the University Secretary’s Office david.duncan@glasgow.ac.uk Tel 0141 330 4246, to discuss the position on an informal basis.

Details about the University’s governing body and its committees are available from http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/courtoffice/universitycourtandcourtmeetings/

The deadline for applications is Friday 18th August 2017.  Application is by CV and letter, and these should clearly set out how your skills, knowledge and experience match the requirements of the position, and provide any other relevant information.

Tagged as: entrepreneurial/commercial leadership; board experience; governance

About University of Glasgow

Glasgow is one of the world's top 100 universities and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities.  It has more than 25,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, an annual turnover of c£600m, including research income of c£200m, and welcomes students from more than 120 countries worldwide, with excellent ratings for student satisfaction.