Edinburgh College
Edinburgh College

Charity registered in Scotland SC021213

Edinburgh College is one of Scotland's biggest Colleges with around 19,000 students across 4 campuses in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Offering a wide variety of vibrant vocational and academic courses, Edinburgh College provides flexible learning opportunities to suit all learning needs.

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Independent Member of the Audit & Risk Assurance Committee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th May 2022

Edinburgh College is one of Scotland’s largest colleges, covering a vast region spanning Edinburgh City, East Lothian, and Midlothian - a population of around 750,000 people. Its responsibility, reach and impact is significant.

It is responsible for delivering over 10% of the whole Scottish college sector activity and its provision ranges from access level through to honour level degrees and continuing professional development to help enhance career ambitions of all students.

The Role

We are seeking to co-opt an Independent Member to our Audit & Risk Assurance Committee, a sub-committee of the Edinburgh College Board of Management.

The purpose of the Audit & Risk Assurance Committee is to review the effectiveness of the College's governance arrangements, financial systems, internal control environment and risk management arrangements and provide appropriate assurances to the Board of Management on these areas. The Committee operates under the authority of, and reports to, the Board of Management.

Our ideal Independent Committee Member will have a professional accountancy qualification and relevant experience of Audit Committee activities.

The Independent Member role is unremunerated; however, incidental expenses will be reimbursed.

The Independent Committee Member

The Independent Member will utilise their specific audit knowledge and skills to support the Committee in the following areas:

  • Ensure that the executive team is appropriately challenged and supported to carry out their role.
  • Monitor and assess whether the College is complying with relevant legal and statutory guidelines governing Scottish colleges.
  • Support the Audit & Risk Assurance Committee in probing and gaining assurance that the College is:
    • maintaining a robust internal control environment;
    • identifying and managing risk across the organisation;
    • operating in an efficient and effective manner, having regard for value for money, and;
    • properly preparing the annual report and financial statements.
  • Liaise with the Chair of the Audit & Risk Assurance Committee.
  • Ensure that the voices of stakeholders are heard.
  • Undertake specific training / development activities relevant to the role - as required.

We welcome applications from individuals with recent senior leadership experience in the public or private sector.

We particularly welcome applications from individuals from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, people from minority ethnic groups, disabled people and people aged under 50.

Time Commitment

The role would involve attending four 2-hour meetings per year, the dates of which are scheduled in advance of the new academic year. Meetings have lately been taking place remotely although a return to in-person meetings, at one of the College’s Edinburgh based campuses, may occur in the academic year 2022-23.

An agenda and papers for each meeting of the Audit & Risk Assurance Committee are circulated at least one week prior to the event.

Essential / Desirable Criteria

Essential:

  • A professional accounting qualification and recent experience in audit and risk committees.
  • Involvement of working collaboratively and constructively with leadership teams / executive management.
  • Strong capability in engaging with stakeholders at all levels in an organisation.
  • Confident communication with strong advocacy and diplomacy skills.
  • Experience of fostering a strong positive culture and stewardship ethos.
  • A commitment to the Nolan Principles of Public Life.
  • Can demonstrate an ongoing commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Understands the role of non-executive committee members.
  • Interest in tertiary education.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of large and complex organisations operating within a regulated sector.
  • Knowledge of the City of Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian regions (or part of it) and its needs.

The Board of Management may co-opt members as required to its committees, and there is no direct regulation of the process, however, a co-opted member will be required to undergo a PVG check, to adhere to the Edinburgh College Board of Management Code of Conduct and, in that relation, register any interests they may have.

Appointment Details

Appointments to the Board of Management will come into effect from 31 July 2022, following approval from the Edinburgh College Board of Management.

The appointment will be for a period up to 3 years, with the possibility of re-appointment subject to evidence of effective performance and to satisfying the requirements of the role criteria at the time of re-appointment.

The successful candidate will be given a letter of appointment outlining requirements and there will be a brief induction process, which will also provide the Independent Member with an introduction to the work of the Committee and an opportunity to meet relevant members of the Executive Team.

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Appointment of Members to the Edinburgh College Board of Management

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th October 2021

Do you want to be part of changing the lives of learners, and developing their capabilities for a digital world, and enhancing their opportunities in the South East Scotland Economy? Do you want to be part of reshaping the face of learning to a more blended approach of face-to-face and digital learning, and transitioning the College’s digital and estate infrastructure to meet the needs of the next few years? Then come and join the Board of Management of Edinburgh College.

The Edinburgh College Board of Management currently seeks to fill two upcoming non-executive vacancies before its scheduled meeting on 14 December 2021.

The College would particularly welcome applications from individuals with expertise in one or more of the following fields: Digital, IT infrastructure and cyber-security; Estates and Infrastructure; and/or Economic development and industry.

We are looking for individuals with a strong commitment to changing lives and an understanding of the value of education. You will be part of a dynamic and influential Board following a period of considerable change and emerging opportunity for Edinburgh and its students. We are particularly looking to attract candidates with experience of:

  • relevant education.
  • industry, commerce, finance, the third sector, local authorities or trade unions; or,
  • the region (or part of it) and its needs.

Applications are also encouraged from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies.

Time Commitment: During the first year of appointment, it is anticipated you may need to devote an average of 1.5 days per month.

Remuneration: All Non-Executive roles are non-remunerated. Incidental expenses will be reimbursed.

Appointment details:Appointments to the Board of Management will come into effect from 22 November 2021, following approval from the Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training.

The appointment will be for a period up to 4 years, with the possibility of re-appointment subject to evidence of effective performance and to satisfying the requirements of the person specification for the role at the time of re-appointment.

Location: To ensure adherence with current Scottish Government’s Covid-19 Protection Level System it is expected that meetings of the Board of Management (and its committees) will continue to take place remotely, via Microsoft Teams, until further notice.

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Top job! Director of Enterprise and Knowledge Exchange

  • Full time
  • £71,543
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th November 2021

Edinburgh College is one of Scotland's biggest Colleges with around 30,000 students across four campuses in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Offering a wide variety of vibrant vocational and academic courses, Edinburgh College provides flexible learning opportunities to suit all learning needs. We offer over 700 courses from access to degree level and continuing professional development to help enhance career ambitions of all students.

Our academic centres have skilled, knowledgeable staff with expertise in specialist areas with industry experience to ensure our students have the most relevant and up to date teaching. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of industry and we are continually committed to the highest academic standards and excellence in learning and teaching.

We have established relationships with employers and universities to create a connected community that provides students with strong links to work or further study. We are committed to ensuring our students are prepared for successful careers through work placements, internships, and connections to industry.

The opportunity

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and strategic senior manager with commercial and economic acumen and a proven track record in achieving business growth and diversification against a background of public funding cuts.

As a member of the Senior Management team the Director of Enterprise & Knowledge Exchange will be responsible for growing and diversifying income streams through expanding commercial, international, partnerships and knowledge exchange opportunities in Scotland’s capital college.

We are looking for you to provide vision and leadership across the college with the aim of supporting departments to increase their alternative income, increase professional liaison between curriculum teams, business and other organisations within their relevant sectors, as well as helping drive up commercial revenues. This liaison will support the College in ensuring our sector specific knowledge is up to date and relevant.

Working with colleagues across the College, the Director will enhance and maximise strong collaboration with business, local and regional stakeholders and national agencies to ensure that our curriculum teams develop the skills training and qualifications required to achieve and sustain positive outcomes in the fast-moving economy.

The Director will focus on alternative income generation by supporting curriculum colleagues to identify, develop and exploit business opportunities. In developing a deep understanding of the Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and wider Scottish economy (including future economic growth potential), the Director will identify funding opportunities and leverage that the College could access by maximising our specialist knowledge, expertise and links with a wide range of businesses and our university partners.

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Appointment of Members to the Edinburgh College Board of Management

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th April 2022

Do you want to make a positive change to the lives of learners across Edinburgh, Midlothian, and East Lothian? Do you want to help Edinburgh College to further enhance its community partnerships and stakeholder engagement in the diverse region it serves? Then come and join the Board of Management of Edinburgh College.

The Edinburgh College Board of Management currently seeks to fill two non-executive vacancies before its scheduled meeting on 14 June 2022.

The Board of Management would particularly welcome applications from individuals with experience in one or more of the following fields: Community engagement; working with young people; the voluntary sector; and Local business / enterprise.

We are looking for individuals with a strong commitment to changing lives and an understanding of the value of education. You will be part of a dynamic and influential Board following a period of considerable change and emerging opportunity for Edinburgh and its students. We are particularly looking to attract candidates with experience of:

  • Relevant education
  • industry, commerce, finance, the third sector, local authorities or trade unions; or,
  • the region (or part of it) and its needs.

Applications are also encouraged from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies.

Time Commitment:During the first year of appointment, it is anticipated you may need to devote an average of 1.5 days per month.

Remuneration:All Non-Executive roles are non-remunerated. Incidental expenses will be reimbursed.

Appointment details: Appointments to the Board of Management will come into effect from 25 May 2022, following approval from the Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training.

The appointment will be for a period up to 4 years, with the possibility of re-appointment subject to evidence of effective performance and to satisfying the requirements of the person specification for the role at the time of re-appointment.

Location:To ensure adherence with current Scottish Government’s Covid-19 Protection Level System it is expected that meetings of the Board of Management (and its committees) will continue to take place remotely, via Microsoft Teams, until further notice.

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