University of Bedfordshire - Governors

Job Title: University of Bedfordshire - Governors
Location: Central Bedfordshire
Reference: 4698
Contact Name: Harriet Howlett
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 20, 2020 17:12

Job Description

University of Bedfordshire: an opportunity to join the Board of Governors

Would you like to make a difference by helping to expand educational opportunities for all by supporting the University of Bedfordshire to realise its vision to:

“... be a leading university for expanding higher education opportunities: inspiring our diverse student body to achieve ambitious goals and broadening understanding and horizons across the communities we engage”

A number of Independent Governors have recently completed their terms of office and the University is seeking to appoint up to six new independent members to our Board. Independent members support the development of the University, overseeing its strategy and long-term future. Using your skills, experience and a broader perspective, you could help the University to fulfil its mission. In return, you will have an opportunity to develop your professional profile and networks, working alongside a supportive team of your fellow governors and staff.

The current members of the Board contribute a wide variety of skills and experience to the University and are leaders in their own fields. The University is seeking a diverse range of skills derived from a range of occupations and professions and sectors (public and private), and from candidates at different points in their careers. We would particularly welcome interest from those with backgrounds in ICT, Data Analysis, post-16 education and organisational development. We would also welcome applications from those with connections to the Bedfordshire region and government.

Do not let our list define you; if you have the skills, drive and motivation to help the University succeed we would like to hear from you. We are an organisation that values diversity and inclusivity and the benefits they bring to our University and governance. We are keen to diversify the membership of the Board and applications from women, those with BME backgrounds, with declared disabilities, and LBGTQ candidates will be warmly received.

Application is by submission of a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter of application, addressing the job description and person specification and including suitable daytime and evening telephone contact details.

Completed applications should be uploaded at quoting reference number 4698.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 21st June at midnight BST.

All telephone enquiries, in the first instance, should be directed to Harriet Howlett on +44 (0) 20 7340 6274 and

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