This vacancy has now closed

Lay Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, EH21 6UU
  • Closing 29th March 2019

  • Advertised from 5th March 2019
  • Non-remunerated but reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed for attendance at Court and Committee meetings, for business conducted on behalf of the University, or duties carried out at the request of the Court.




Queen Margaret is in an exciting phase of its strategic development. In support of that development, the University Court is seeking to appoint to vacancies in its lay membership.

Committed Court members are critical to the University’s success. Court appointments take account of personal and professional skills and experience in the context of the overall composition of the Court. Currently, we are particularly interested to hear from individuals who have specific expertise in the fields of accountancy (preferably chartered), health, and estates or property development, particularly if this expertise has contributed to success within a higher education context (desirable but not essential). Applicants with other specialist knowledge are welcome to apply. You will have a strong, personal commitment to Higher Education, its governance and the values, aims and objectives of Queen Margaret University.

We are seeking individuals with experience of operating at strategic or board level, or who are able to demonstrate a track record of success in professional areas of expertise. Consideration will be given also to individuals who demonstrate the capacity to develop the required knowledge once they are in the role.

We are committed to equality and diversity and would welcome applications that reflect the breadth and diversity of the community we serve.

Length of Appointment: 3 years, but may be extended for a further 3 years.

Time Commitment (days per week/year) 15 days per annum.

Number of positions advertised: Up to 3

Application notes

Closing Date: Friday, 29 March 2019

Further information about the role of Court members and the application process is available on our website at

Applications are invited in the form of:

· A current CV or description of work and other relevant experience.

· A supporting statement highlighting how skills and experience match the role specification.

· The names of two referees who may be contacted.

Applicants are also asked to complete and return an Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form. Please note that this form will be used purely for monitoring purposes. The form will be separated from the application and will not form part of the selection process.

The closing date for applications is 29 March 2019.

Applications should be submitted:

By post to: Irene Hynd, University Secretary

By e-mail to:

For an informal discussion on this role, please contact Irene Hynd, University Secretary at or tel: 0131 474 0525