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Dumfries and Galloway College are one of the main employers and providers of learning and training across the South of Scotland. They operate across two campuses in the South West of Scotland with the main site in Dumfries on the Crichton Campus and the second serving west of the region in Stranraer. They are the largest provider on the multi-institutional Crichton Campus and have strong partnerships with the University of the West of Scotland, the University of Glasgow, the Open University and Scotland’s Rural College.

Dumfries and Galloway College is one of 24 Scottish colleges, and plays an important part in delivering the region’s and nation’s economic and social strategy and they are a key strategic partner in the region. Their progress has been based upon an effective relationship between the Board of Management and the Principal and Executive Leadership Team, giving them a firm foundation for the future.

The Role:

The Board of Management comprises 18 members. The non-executive members are recruited based on their skills, expertise and experience that they can bring to the Board.
The role offers valuable networking and development opportunities, and the initial term of office is up to 4 years
The Board has 7 Committees, 4 of which meet quarterly, and you would be expected to join 1 or 2 of these. You would also be expected to participate in an annual Board development day.

Essential Skills

A background in one of the following:

  • Finance / Audit and Risk
  • Business Transformation
  • Education
  • Local Business / Commercial

Desirable Skills and experience

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to engage in constructive debate and dialogue
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Ability to challenge constructively and influence decision making
  • Understanding of the issues involved in managing people, services and resources
  • Ability to contribute to the development of the College’s vision, values and objectives
  • Knowledge of risk management

Further Information is available at:

How to apply: 

If you have an active interest in further education and are passionate about promoting better outcomes for Scotland’s learners, get in touch with Gillian Blackadder or Donogh O’Brien at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date Thursday 25th April 2024