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Independent Council Membersopen

Buckinghamshire New University

Buckinghamshire, London

Job ID-152

Deadline for applications: 21st April 2024

Inclusive Boards is proud to undertake the search for 3 new Independent Council Members for Buckinghamshire New University (BNU).

BNU is a modern university, with a proud 130-year heritage of transforming students’ lives. It's richly diverse student body has a high proportion of students drawn from ethnic minorities and from areas with low rates of participation in higher education. BNU builds social capital as well as skills and competences to help students reach their full potential and succeed in their chosen careers and professions.

The University maintains its top 80 position in the Guardian University Guide with many courses ranking in the top 10. The Times and Sunday Times ranks the University in the top 10 for teaching quality and the top 20 for student experience. These rankings are further endorsed by BNU’s performance in the 2023 National Student Survey (NSS) which saw BNU ranked No 1 in England for overall student satisfaction/ or positivity and 1st for quality of supervision in Advance HE’s Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES).

We are seeking enthusiastic and energetic individuals who have a keen interest in higher education and bring key skills of collaboration and commercial acumen. We are particularly interested to hear from individuals have experience in ONE or more of the following areas: 

  • Finance (Accountancy), 
  • Legal (Compliance), 
  • Cyber Security, and 
  • Higher Education Policy and Regulation. 

Additionally, we would particularly welcome individuals with regional connections to Buckinghamshire. We are seeking individuals who will be ambitious in supporting the University in the delivery of our mission to transform lives through inspiring employment, and profession-focused education, and enabling our students positively to impact society.

For a full person specification and more information on the roles, please download the candidate information pack using the links on this page. 

This is an extraordinarily exciting time to join the University in a governance role as BNU as the University continues work on it's ambitious strategy, Thrive 2028. 

To apply please provide: 

  • A detailed CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements.
  • A covering letter (maximum 2 sides) highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the person specification. Please note that the covering letter is an important part of your application and will be assessed.
  • Details of two professional referees together with a brief statement of their relationship to you.(referees will not be contacted without prior consent)

To find out more, request support when applying, or have an informal confidential discussion before applying, please get in touch with one of our consultants by emailing bnu@inclusiveboards.co.uk

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