University College Seeks Independent Board Members

We are looking to appoint four independent members to our Board of Governors; an excellent opportunity to make a significant contribution to our expanding University College, and to develop and increase our inter-professional collaboration.

Founded in 1965 as Europe’s first institution for chiropractic education and training, AECC University College has grown to become a leading institution of its kind, expanding our service provision and impact across a range of chosen specialisms in Health Sciences. After being granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers in 2016, we were designated for receipt of direct public funding in 2017. Having gained a Silver TEF rating, 100% student satisfaction according to NSS results (2018) and a 99% student employment record (2017), we have enjoyed considerable recent success. The newly launched School of Psychology, Sports and Physical Activity, sits alongside our established provision in Chiropractic and Medical Ultrasound education and training. We also have an established clinical facility, transforming the lives of patients and providing placements for student healthcare professionals in their final stages of training.

We are looking for candidates to work at Board level with experience of contributing to the shaping of strategy and review of performance objectives, who have the ability to maintain a strategic focus, and challenge management decision-making processes and outcomes. We have identified areas of required expertise in higher education, legal, finance, commercialisation, IT, health/healthcare; and estates as priorities that will add immediate value to the Board of Governors.

Principal, Professor Lesley Haig said, “This will be an exciting, challenging and rewarding time in our development as a new specialist University College, particularly as we move forward with the expansion of our course provision. This is an excellent opportunity to make a significant contribution to the University College, and to assist us in the delivery of our strategy and vision, and the important role we play in our local and wider communities.”

Members of the Board are expected to contribute approximately ten to fourteen days a year; the Board meets four times a year and most committees meet three or four times a year. The roles are not remunerated, although reasonable expenses are reimbursed. We are committed to equality and diversity and hopes these roles will appeal to those from all sections of the community and welcomes applicants from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds as well as women as they are both currently under-represented at this level.

The closing date for applications is Friday 31 May 2019, with interviews taking place in June. For more information on the role please visit our Join the Team page.