Board Governor

Leeds, United Kingdom
04 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Leeds Arts University is the only specialist arts university in the North of England. We have contributed significantly to the development of arts education for over 170 years, and have developed a national and international reputation based on the achievements of our students and staff.

We are seeking to appoint an independent member to our Board of Governors. The members of the Board of Governors contribute a wide variety of skills and experience to the University, and are leaders in their own fields in either the private or public sector. The Board of Governors have an important strategic and monitoring role, with responsibility for ensuring that the performance of the University is assessed against objectives which the Board approves

To ensure the right balance of skills on the Board we are currently looking for either a specialist Legal Governor who has substantial Legal Experience at a senior level; a qualified lawyer; and an ability to support other Governors in the legal oversight of the University; or a specialist Finance Governor who has substantial Financial Experience at a senior level; an understanding of accounting, risk management and audit requirements and responsibilities at Board Level; and an ability to support other Governors in the financial oversight of the University. To be successful you must be able to fit in with our values, and have the ability to positively contribute to Board discussions.

Members of the Board are not paid, but are able to claim for travel and subsistence whilst on University business. Annually, there are 6 formal Board of Governors' meetings which follow lunch, 2 training sessions plus a more informal annual "Governors & Executive" meeting, In addition Governors also have the opportunity to attend external training/networking events which are optional and are also invited to University events (e.g. exhibitions and Private Views of end of year shows).

If you wish to have an informal discussion about the role and responsibilities of our Governors please contact Jenni Hearnshaw by e-mailing jenni.hearnshaw@leeds-art.ac.uk  or telephoning 0113 202 8101 to arrange a time to speak with Fiona Bagchi, Clerk to the Board of Governors.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please click the 'apply' button where you will be redirected to our website. 

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CVs and expressions of interest should be sent to recruitment@leeds-art.ac.uk no later than Thursday 31st October 2019.

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