Dumfries and Galloway College is located in beautiful South West Scotland, the gateway to three countries – Scotland, England and Ireland. Our campus sites reflect the commitment of the College in serving the needs of the whole of the Region. The College has an average of 5,000 students per year – 25% full-time and 75% part-time/other attendance. Approximately 10% are west of the region-based.
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 are looking for members who have a key interest and passion for the Dumfries and Galloway region and the following skills:
- Audit/Finance background – ideally someone interested in leading the Audit Committee
- Human Resources, Strategy or Management experience
- Economic development/recovery with a strategic background
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. We are looking for people with enquiring minds and who can communicate ideas and thoughts to others.
For more information on the roles and the College, please visit www.aspenpeople.co.uk/DGCboard
For a confidential discussion, please contact either Donogh O’Brien or Kate Kennedy on 0141 212 7555.