Board Members for the Board of Management of Glasgow Kelvin College (Non-remunerated)

Vacancy for

Contract Basis Part-Time
Working Hours Per Week 3

About Us

Glasgow Kelvin College’s ethos derives from its commitment to excellence, progression and enterprise. Glasgow Kelvin College is rooted in the communities it serves and is committed to delivering positive outcomes for all its learners and stakeholders by transforming lives through education.  It seeks to provide learning opportunities of the highest quality, which engage learners from the widest range of backgrounds, and support their progression to employment or to further study. It also endeavours to develop enterprise in individuals – as a core skill for learning, life and work; and to support enterprise in both organisations and communities – by developing the capacity of both employers/employees and of community representatives.

The members of our Board and Committees make an important contribution to Glasgow Kelvin College. They bring experience, knowledge and commitment, enabling them to contribute to the College’s strategic direction, governance and continued development.  Positions on the Board are currently voluntary and unpaid but bring huge rewards to members.  Your input can make a real difference to the education and prospects of our learners and their wellbeing as well as contributing to the success of the communities of Glasgow, in particular, as we look to recover and develop from the impact of Covid-19

Job Description

The Board is currently seeking to recruit 2 new members of the Board of Management.  The Board seeks to give equal opportunities to all who wish to contribute to the College’s success and who have a particular interest in developing Further and Higher Education and improving outcomes for learners.  We especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minority backgrounds and from people with disabilities as these groups are currently under-represented on our Board of Management.

Essential Criteria

As a member you will be interested in post-school education, particularly further and higher education in a college context and we would welcome applications from people with Knowledge of the Private Sector/Business Experience and/or Finance experience.  There is an estimated time commitment of approximately 12 hours per month which takes into cognisance reading of papers.  The position is unpaid, however, relevant expenses will be reimbursed.

For further information on the College please visit  

If you would like to apply, please complete the online application form providing details of why you are interested in becoming a Member of the Board of Management of the College and the expertise, experience and knowledge you can bring to this role.

Completed applications should be submitted by 12 noon on Friday, 23 April 2021.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Thursday, 13 May 2021 and, interviews will be held online via Microsoft Teams due to social distancing/COVID-19.

Glasgow Kelvin College welcomes applications irrespective of age, disability, race, colour, nationality or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, political views or trade union membership; and supports flexible work practices.  Disabled applicants who meet the essential requirements will be interviewed. The above post will be subject to the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme and as such the successful candidate will be required to make an application for membership under the Scheme.

This appointment is overseen by the Glasgow Colleges’ Regional Board (GCRB).  Further information about GCRB and other opportunities in the region can be found on its website:

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