Members of Board of Trustees

Job Title: Members of Board of Trustees
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Herefordshire
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: NMITE
Contact Name: Samantha Lewis
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 08, 2021 12:47

Job Description


Members of Board of Trustees (x4)


New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE), Higher Education Institute   

Area of expertise:

Various including activities relevant to Higher Education (see below)


Unremunerated, reasonable expenses reimbursed



Closing date:

30th June, 2021



Who we are

New Model Institute for Technology and engineering (NMITE) is an innovative new entrant in UK Higher Education with eyes firmly on regional impact and global reputation.  Located in Hereford, we have ambitious aims to support lifelong learning in technology and engineering, to support industry and transform careers. NMITE was officially listed as a new provider of Higher Education in August 2020, we are now open for business.  We will deliver our game-changer degree programme, with our pioneer cohort arriving in 2021.  This is an exciting time to join our Board, and a momentous period in our history.


Who we are looking for now

We are recruiting 4 Board Members, to join in 2021.  These exceptional individuals will come from a variety of backgrounds, able to contribute at strategic level, supporting our future success and ability to deliver ambitious plans moving forward.  We want to attract those aligned with our ambitious objectives and vision, and those who share our passion for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Engineering. 


The Board encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds, including those for whom this may be a first non-executive or Board role. 


We are looking for individuals who have experience in any of the following areas:

  • Accounting and Finance (with potential to join and perhaps Chair the Audit Committee)
  • Academic Space / Higher Education / Office for Students / Recruiting Students / Curriculum Reform / Student Experience
  • Operating in a regulated environment
  • Experience with financial partners and creating joint ventures.
  • Experienced board operators from and industrial, engineering, or similar sector
  • Other – tell us what you can bring to the Board.


Board Members may also have experience in technology and engineering, with corporate experience, being an influencer of policy, with an external and diverse perspective that will help NMITE be a game changer in the HE sector, exploring new opportunities and operating creatively.


The role of a Board Member

The Board oversees strategic development and ensures the effective use of resources. The Board is committed to conducting business in accordance with the Public Interest Governance Principles.  Our Board Members are Charity Trustees and therefore have the responsibilities and potential liabilities that go with this type of Trustee status.

A full role description and additional information can be provided by

Time commitment

Our Board meets six times per year. Most of the meetings are attended face-to-face, others online. Members may be asked to provide additional contributions through membership of one of the Board’s sub-committees.  Members with specific expertise may be asked to contribute to NMITE projects or initiatives, this is voluntary and based on willingness and availability. NMITE events are generally scheduled adjacent to Board meetings for the convenience of Members. 


This is an unpaid position. The Institute will meet all reasonable expenses incurred whilst undertaking Board business, for example travel to meetings and key events.

How to apply

Please contact Lorna Dane on attaching a resume and supporting narrative explaining your interest in becoming a Board Member and outlining the skills and experience you feel will be of most benefit to the post and the Institute.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our Board.  NMITE values and is committed to an inclusive working environment, seeking a diverse community, attracting individuals from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning.

Interviews will be conducted via video links and successful candidates will be asked to meet with us in person. New Members will be provided with a thorough induction, their Board Member responsibilities and higher education governance principles.