Applications open for Transition Board member vacancies
We are looking to recruit members to the Transition Board of UHI North, West and Hebrides as we move towards merger with our partners, UHI North Highland and UHI Outer Hebrides.
This is an excellent opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise, while playing an active role in shaping our new college.
UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland will merge in August 2023 to form UHI North, West and Hebrides, pending Scottish Government approval.
Up until now, a Partnership Board has been in place to oversee the merger. Now that the Boards of Management at UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland have approved the merger proposal and business case, the Partnership Board is being replaced by a Transition Board, which will eventually become the Board of Management for UHI North, West and Hebrides.
The Transition Board/Board of Management will set the overall strategic direction for UHI North, West and Hebrides and is responsible for its corporate governance.
By coming together, UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland will create a more sustainable organisation with combined capacity and resource to grow the curriculum, research, and innovation; develop existing and new partnerships to support employers address skills gaps and retain, attract and nurture talent; and become more responsive to the social, cultural, and economic opportunities in our regions.
With 9000 students, 600 staff and 19 learning centres and campuses stretching from Caithness and Sutherland, Ross and Cromarty to Lochaber, Wester Ross, Skye, and the Outer Hebrides, the merged college is ideally placed to develop Gaelic language provision and respond to the region’s key growth sectors including the economic opportunities around net zero decarbonisation, renewable energy, engineering, advanced manufacturing, and aquaculture.
The Boards of Management at UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland will continue to work alongside the Transition Board until vesting date.
Applications are invited from current members of our Board of Management and external candidates.
The closing date for applications is 4pm on Thursday 9 February.
For more information, and to download an application pack, visit: Transition Board - Rural and Islands College Merger Project