Members of the Board of Governors

Job Title: Members of the Board of Governors
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Surrey
Salary: Voluntary, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed
Reference: 19-GOV-001-1
Contact Name: Sam Weir
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 08, 2019 14:27

Job Description

UCA is the ‘Modern University of the Year 2019’ and the No.1 Specialist Creative University, ranking in the Top 35 of all UK universities, in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

As the UK's No.1 specialist creative university for employment of graduates* and the second largest provider of creative education in Europe, the University has been producing exceptional graduates for the global creative sector for over 150 years. 96.9% of UCA’s graduates were either in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation in the most recent DLHE* survey released in 2018. We have more than 7,500 students studying on 120 creative arts, business and technology courses at campuses in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Rochester, Hampton Court and Maidstone as well as by distance learning. Our exceptional team of world-class teaching and research academics are equipping the next generation of creators, innovators and leaders with the skills they need to thrive in the creative industries.

* Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) July 2018

We are now seeking to appoint external members to our Board of Governors to help drive forward our strategic vision to be internationally recognised as a leading creative university. We are looking for individuals with experience of leading private or public sector organisations, who are interested in further and higher education and creative arts, business and technology.

To ensure the right balance of skills, we are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: finance or accountancy, human resources, information technology, estates development. Ideal candidates will possess the independence to make a significant contribution to board discussions, and the collegiality necessary for maintaining effective working relationships.

More information about the University, together with a role description and person specification, can be found on our website at or alternatively contact Sam Weir, Clerk to the Board of Governors, at or on 01252 892667.

Applicants should return a detailed CV and personal statement to

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 22 April 2019.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 22 May 2019 at our Epsom campus.

We wish to increase the diversity of our governing body and encourage applications from all sections of the community.