Lay Member of the University of Dundee Governing Body

Job Title: Lay Member of the University of Dundee Governing Body
Location: Dundee
Salary: 0 - 0
Contact Name: Dr Christine Milburn
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 12, 2019 10:05

Job Description

The University of Dundee has a vacancy arising on its governing body, the University Court for a Lay member. 

The University is one of the top 30 Universities in the UK (Guardian 2019 and The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019) and is renowned for the impact of its research and the excellent student experience it offers.

We are a diverse community, with around 3,000 staff and 17,000 students from across the world. We place great value on our diversity and believe that the Court and its committees should be reflective of our staff, students and community.

The Court is the governing body of the University and is responsible for overseeing the University’s activities and strategic direction and taking the final decisions on matters fundamental to the University. The Court comprises 24 members, 10 of whom are University staff and students and 14 of whom are Lay members. Applicants for Lay members are individuals who are external to the University and may come from backgrounds such as the public, private and voluntary sectors. That balance allows the Court to have a wider understanding of the matters it has to decide upon.

The position is not paid; however reasonable travel expenses from within the UK and dependent care costs are reimbursed.

If you have a commitment to public life and the desire to support the University in achieving its mission to transform lives, locally and globally, by the creation, application and sharing of knowledge, please see or email or by tel: 01382 386459 for further information on how to apply.

The University is committed to diversity in its membership and welcomes applications from all suitably experienced individuals. Applications are particularly welcomed from individuals from protected groups that experience underrepresentation in our society. Reasonable adjustments for disability will be implemented for those who may require it.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 9 September 2019. Interviews for the Court will be held on 8 October 2019.