Board Member

Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
05 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Kingston University

Board Members

Kingston University is seeking outstanding individuals to join its Board as Governors. As the largest higher education provider in South West London, Kingston has students from over 140 countries and an annual income of around £200 million. The University is known for its enterprising, exceptional and ever evolving approach.

Kingston is passionately committed to creating a University whose students will be sought after because of the quality of their education and their ability to think creatively. Widening participation, improving student outcomes and forging strategic alliances are central to the University’s ethos. Kingston is crucially committed to opening higher education up to the whole community, encouraging those from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds to develop their potential, whilst putting their academic study into practice and achieve their ambitions. As such the University has carried out a great deal of work on ensuring inclusive curriculums, offering ‘beyond barriers’ mentoring and is proud to hold a Race Equality Charter award.

The role of Governor provides an important opportunity to contribute to the shape and development of the University at an exciting time for higher education, especially with significant changes in student funding and the broader political landscape. Successful candidates will support the University’s values and have an understanding of governance, and the skills, intellect and outlook to contribute effectively as members of a high calibre board.  

The University is keen to hear from candidates who can offer particular expertise in one or more of the following areas: finance; audit; academic governance; social mobility and student outcomes; digital technology; marketing and communications; or who have academic experience at a senior level in higher education. All Board Members are expected to sit on at least one committee, but there is a particular need to appoint people with an interest in the following roles: Chair of Audit Committee, Chair of Academic Governance Committee and Finance Committee member.

Kingston is proud of its diverse staff and student body and is committed to ensuring that this is reflected in its Board, thereby promoting dynamism and a broad spectrum of viewpoints. Applications from candidates from a wide range of backgrounds and people at different points in their career will be warmly received.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Kingston University on this appointment. A candidate brief with full application details can be obtained from their website at using reference code KAWRD. Alternatively email or telephone 0207 227 0880 during office hours. Applications should be received by noon on Thursday 4th October.

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