North Highland College UHI is one of thirteen academic partners and research centres that make up the University of the Highlands and Islands. This unique partnership allows us to deliver further and higher education programmes at our Thurso, Halkirk, Dornoch and Alness campuses.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role:

Independent Board Members

Salary range Unremunerated - reasonable expenses incurred for Board business will be reimbursed.
Working hoursAround 120 hours per academic year
Closing DateFriday 23 April 2021.

The Board of Management of the North Highland College Board sets the overall strategic direction of the College and is responsible for its corporate governance. Membership of the College Board is an excellent way to share your knowledge and expertise to help the Board address the needs of students, employers and other stakeholders.


The Board seeks to appoint up to four independent members from a broad range of backgrounds and a range of sectors who can demonstrate:

  • experience and knowledge in areas of relevance to the College such as Accountancy, Audit, ICT, Law, Estates Management, SMEs, the third sector, renewable energy, industry, and General Executive Management. However, applications from other disciplines are welcomed.
  • a willingness to give time and energy to assist with the effective governance of the College.
  • a commitment of around 120 hours per academic year for Full Board and Committee duties.

Membership of the Board is unremunerated, however, reasonable expenses incurred for Board business will be reimbursed.

In line with our Equality and Diversity policy, North Highland College UHI is committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated on the basis of their merits and abilities, and that unfair and unlawful discrimination is eliminated. The Board positively welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to reflecting the community it serves.

All Board positions are subject to Enhanced Disclosure checks with Disclosure Scotland upon appointment. Members are also asked to sign up to a Code of Conduct, and to formally register any interests which may have a bearing on their work for the Board.

If you would like to be considered for membership: please send your CV and a covering letter outlining the qualities you could bring to the North Highland College Board of Management, to Fiona Sinclair, Secretary to the Board of Management, by email: by Friday 23rd April 2021.  

For an informal discussion about the role, please also contact Fiona Sinclair 

If you have any queries about the application process please contact - our postal address is:

Human Resources Team
North Highland College UHI
Ormlie Road
KW14 7EE