Queen Margaret University
Queen Margaret University

Charity registered in Scotland SC002750

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh is committed to providing thoroughly relevant teaching and research. Our research is focused on making a real practical impact on everyday life, and our courses are designed to produce well prepared, well rounded and flexible graduates. We have widely recognised expertise in the areas of health and rehabilitation; sustainable business and creativity and culture.

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Lay Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, EH21 6UU
  • Closing 28th August 2022

Number of positions advertised: Up to 5


The University Court, which is the University’s governing body, is seeking to appoint to a number of vacancies that will arise in its independent (Lay) membership over the calendar year 2022. Lay members are independent of the University and are crucial in providing an external perspective on important issues. We are particularly interested to hear from individuals who can bring expertise and/or experience in the following areas:

  • Accountancy and financial services
  • Arts and creative industries
  • Audit and risk
  • Commercial
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Food and drink

Applicants with other specialist knowledge are also welcome to apply.

In appointing to vacancies, we are looking to rebalance and in some areas, enhance the Court in terms of membership skills and experience, and in terms of member diversity. We would welcome and encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, and to preserve gender balance on the Court, we would welcome and encourage applications from women.

You will have experience as a member of a board/s or committee/s, or experience of operating at a strategic level in a professional role. Consideration will be given also to individuals with professional expertise who demonstrate the capacity to develop as a skilled member of the Court once appointed to the role. We will provide comprehensive training and support to appointees who are early in their board career.

You will be an excellent communicator with appropriate negotiation, presentation and influencing skills. You will be supportive of the University’s ethos, mission and values, and be committed to equality, diversity and inclusivity.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Irene Hynd, University Secretary (ihynd@qmu.ac.uk).