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SRUC - Chair

Contact Information:

Should you wish to have an informal, confidential discussion about the post, please contact: Donogh O’Brien at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Application, Interview and Election Process:

The appointment process, which conforms to the requirements of the Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Act 2016, comprises three distinct stages: application, interview and election.

Aspen People Ltd has been appointed to support SRUC with the recruitment of the Chair of the SRUC Board.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to Katy Gall (kgall@aspenpeople.co.uk)

Please also complete the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form available in the document section below and email this to Katy Gall (kgall@aspenpeople.co.uk)

All applications must include the following:

  • A full CV with your education and professional qualifications and full employment history, where possible giving details of budgets and numbers of people managed, relevant achievements in recent posts.
  • A short covering letter of no more than two A4 sized pages explaining why this appointment interests you and how you meet the appointment criteria and key competencies as detailed in the candidate brief.
  • Names of at least three referees. Please note, referees will not be contacted without your prior consent.
  • Please provide daytime, evening and mobile telephone numbers, together with an appropriate, confidential and acceptable e-mail address for all correspondence relating to your application.

You should receive an automatic acknowledgment of your application – if you do not, please contact Katy Gall on 0141 212 7555.

Closing Date:

The closing date for all applications is noon on Monday 10th January 2022.


The Chair Election Committee will review all applications and determine which of them meet the criteria for appointment as set out above. Candidates selected for interview will be individually informed in writing. Interviews will be conducted during mid February 2022 – candidates may be asked to prepare a short presentation as part of this process.

Those who in the judgement of the Chair Election Committee meet the criteria will be declared candidates in an election. If you are aware that you are unable to attend for interview on the above date, please inform us at the earliest possible opportunity.


The final stage of the process is an online election amongst those individuals declared as candidates following interview. The electorate comprises students, staff and Board members of SRUC. Voting in the election will take place in February 2022. Candidates will have the opportunity to set out an election message which will be distributed electronically by SRUC to the electorate. And to participate in hustings or other election arrangements. Full details are set out in the Rules for the Chair Election, which were approved by the SRUC Board and are available in the document section below.

The election will be held in a first-past-the-post format, therefore the candidate who receives the highest number of votes will be declared the winner and will be appointed as Chair under the terms set out above.


Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form


SRUC Chair Election Rules