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Non-Executive Member of Court

University of St Andrews

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Founded in the 15th century, St Andrews is Scotland’s first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world. It is one of the top-rated universities globally for research, teaching quality and student satisfaction and is consistently ranked among the UK’s top five in leading independent league tables. It is also Scotland’s most international university, with around one-half of the student body coming from overseas.

The University is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual to serve as an independent member on its governing body (the Court). She/he will bring their external perspective, strategic abilities and experience to bear in helping the University to make the most of its potential and to carry out its core mission of excelling in research and teaching. The Court plays a crucial role in overseeing the University’s operations and future direction, and is equally involved in the life and thinking of the University. 

Applications are welcomed from individuals with experience of leadership in significant organisations, companies or Higher Education institutions with an understanding of decision making in, and governance of, complex organisations. Experience of governance in Higher Education management; financial investment; managing major projects, and commercial and procurement experience would also be desirable. 

The University of St Andrews is fully committed to respect and fair treatment for everyone, eliminating discrimination and actively promoting equality of opportunity and delivering fairness to all.  The University aims to ensure that equality is embedded into all its functions, operations and activities. Women, BAME, and LGBT+ people are currently under-represented on Court, and expressions of interest from these groups are particularly welcome. 

The expected time commitment is 15-20 days per year including attendance in person at five meetings of the Court per year and a willingness to serve on at least one sub-committee of Court. The position is unremunerated but appropriate expenses are paid. Appointments to Court are for an initial period of four years.  The commencement date is 1st August 2019.  

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to The University of St Andrews on this appointment.  For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference RAOD.  Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).  Applications should be received by noon on Tuesday 14th May 2019.

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