Previous Opportunities

Non Executive Board Members

Non Executive Board Members


Non-remunerated (reasonable expenses will be reimbursed)

Dumfries and Galloway College is located in beautiful South West Scotland, the gateway to three countries – Scotland, England and Ireland.

We are a multi-award winning successful college that delivers professional, technical and vocational education and training across a wide range of sectors from introductory through to advanced level, including Modern and Foundation Apprenticeships.  We also provide a large number of industry-based training courses for businesses in Dumfries and Galloway and beyond.

The Board of Management is essential to the development and achievement of the strategic aims and objectives of the College. The Board is collectively responsible for overseeing the College’s activities, determining its future direction and fostering an environment in which the College’s 5 year ambition is achieved and the potential of all learners is maximised. The Board must ensure compliance with the relevant legislation and other regulatory requirements and, subject to these, take all final decisions on matters of fundamental concern to the College and be accountable for them.

The Board is looking for members with a range of skills and expertise including the following:

  • Listening
  • Governance
  • Understanding
  • Finance / Accountancy
  • Building relationships
  • Audit / Risk
  • Influencing
  • Economic Development/Recovery
  • Human Resources
  • Human Resources / employee relations
  • Thinking strategically
  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership
  • Education
  • Innovation thinking
  • Customer Care

However, we would particularly like to hear from those people with expertise in Finance/Accounting, Law, Economic Development/Recovery, Human Resources, FE&HE Education.

All Board members need to have specific general skills and personal qualities which will enable them to make a good contribution to the Board, but these do not have to have been gained by working at a management post or at a senior/strategic level. You may have gained these skills through being active in your community, in a voluntary capacity or through your personal experience. We are looking for people with enquiring minds and who can communicate ideas and thoughts to others.

We welcome applications from anyone who believes that they could make a strong, active contribution, particularly from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.

For a confidential discussion please contact Debbie Shields or Donogh O’Brien at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

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