Would you like to help drive the University through the next phase of its development?

Buckinghamshire New University has an ambitious programme of growth and redevelopment and it is seeking exceptional candidates to join its governing body, the Council from 1 August 2017.

As a member of Council you will play a key role in ensuring that the University continues to pursue its vision of being a “leading professorial and creative influence, shaping higher education for the benefit of people and employers”.


We are actively seeking expressions of interest from all sections of our Community and would particularly welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from ethnic minorities and parents of students to enable us keep a diverse membership.

Enthusiasm, energy and an interest in higher education are key requirements.  Skills and expertise related to Accountancy and Finance, Security and Property would be particularly welcome, as would individuals with regional connections to Buckinghamshire.

Ideally applicants should have board level experience or hold prominent or senior positions within their workplace.  Successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal skills and must be committed to working as part of a team with other Council members and the senior staff of the University.

This is a part-time non remunerated position requiring a commitment of around eight days per annum (nine or ten late afternoon/early evening meetings).  Expenses are paid for travel and subsistence in relation to duties undertaken as a member of Council.  The initial term of appointment is four years extendable for a second term up to a maximum of eight years.  The Council meets four times a year and its committees typically once per term with the majority of meetings being held on the High Wycombe campus.

Further information, including Role Specification, Institutional Profile and Application Form are available on the University’s website:


Applications can be made by sending the completed application form to:

Ellie Smith

Academic Registrar and Secretary

Buckinghamshire New University,

Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe,

Bucks HP11 2JZ

Or by email to:  ellie.smith@bucks.ac.uk

All applications will be considered by the Governance Committee and individuals may be invited to an informal meeting at the University prior to interview.

Applications received by 31 May 2017 will be given consideration in June 2017.  Shortlisted candidates would be invited to attend a formal interview with selection panel for appointments from 1 August 2017 onwards.


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About Buckinghamshire New University

Buckinghamshire New University is the only publicly funded higher education institution located in Buckinghamshire and has a total population of 9,000 students and an annual income of approximately £65 million. We are primarily a teaching institution which is supported by a base of research that is focused in areas of specialist activity and established expertise.