The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission (MACC) was established by an act of Parliament in 1953 to administer the Marshall Scholarship programme on behalf of the FCO, a programme that enables talented postgraduate students from the United States to study in the UK.

Members of the Commission have responsibility for:

  • Overseeing the grant-in-aid provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for Marshall Scholarships for talented young graduates from the United States.
  • Oversight of the selection of Scholars (delegated to Regional Committees in the USA and the Ambassador’s Advisory Council in Washington).
  • Ensuring Scholars receive appropriate advice and assistance in the UK.
  • Ensuring the programme makes a valuable and enduring contribution to UK/US relations.

More information about Marshall Scholarships and the Commission can be found at www.marshallscholarship.org

Person Specification

  • Significant knowledge of, or experience of the UK Higher Education sector.
  • A keen interest in and experience of UK-US relations, and a commitment to improve and deepen that relationship.
  • Strong networking and stakeholder engagement skills and knowledge and experience of finance and governance issues.
  • Experience at Board level of an organisation in the public or private sector.
  • Commitment to diversity and equalities.


  • Knowledge or experience of US Higher Education.
  • An ability to engage with the best and brightest American students.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning and development.

We particularly welcome applications from women and people from black and minority ethnic communities.

Additional Information

Appointment will be for a period of three years, with the possibility of renewal for an additional term.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit a letter detailing their experience and relevant skills along with a full CV. All candidates are also required to complete a Public Appointment Diversity Monitoring Form attached separately.

Your CV, statement and monitoring form should be returned by email to terry.knight2@fco.gov.uk by the stated closing date.

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About Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission

Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament, and named in honour of US Secretary of State George C Marshall, the Scholarships commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan and they express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts.

Marshall Scholarships are mainly funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and are overseen by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission. The Secretariat is provided by the Association of Commonwealth Universities. In the US the selection process is managed by the regional Consulates General in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, and in Washington DC by the British Embassy.