The Chair will lead Court in ensuring the highest standards of corporate governance, as laid out in the Scottish Code for Higher Education Governance and in accordance with the Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Act 2016.
The University has a strategic plan which sets out its direction through to 2021 and will shortly be starting the process to develop its next strategic plan. The Chair will work closely with the Principal and Vice-Chancellor and other University stakeholders in helping to shape the new plan and ensure its implementation.
With three-quarters of our research ranked world-leading and internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014), our groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research makes a difference to society and has a positive impact on communities worldwide.
The essence of the University is our great people: students (14,000+), our staff (1,500+) and alumni (92,000+) are helping to shape the world. With more than 120 nationalities represented on campus, we are a global university of distinction and an employer of choice.
Expressions of interest are sought from individuals with substantial leadership experience working in large complex organisations at board level, in business or the public sector. We are seeking applications from individuals with skills that would complement our existing membership.
The Chair of Court position will be remunerated with an honorarium of up to £20,000 per annum. Reasonable expenses related to University business will be reimbursed. The appointment will be for four years in the first instance.
This is an important role which requires commitment and flexibility. The role will involve attendance at meetings, events and functions. The time commitment will vary from week to week, but is likely to amount to not less than one day per week on average, with some additional time for reading.
The University seeks to represent all the communities it serves. Expressions of interest from women, people with disabilities and members of minority groups are particularly welcomed.
Further information about Court, the role of the Chair and the types of experience we are looking for is available in our publication, “Further Information on the role of the Chair of Court, University of Stirling.”