Ayrshire College - Chair

Locations UK-Ayrshire-Ayr
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(16/06/2022 11:05)
# of Appointments
GBP £265.00/Per Annum
Time Commitment
2 days per week
Public Body
Ayrshire College


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Appointment of Chair to the Board of Ayrshire College


Scottish Ministers are looking for a new Chair for the Board of Ayrshire College. The appointment will be for up to four years from 1 November 2022.


Ayrshire College is one of the largest colleges in Scotland, formed in 2013 from the merger of the former Ayr and Kilmarnock Colleges and the Ayrshire campuses of the former James Watt College. The College has around 840 staff across three main campuses in the towns of Ayr, Kilmarnock and Kilwinning, and a Skills Centre of Excellence located in Irvine Royal Academy. A new ‘Future Skills Hub’ in Kilwinning is due to be completed in 2022.

Skills/Experience Required

What are we looking for in a new Chair?

We are looking for a new Chair who will lead a dynamic and committed board in providing effective governance of the College It’s an exciting time for Ayrshire College and we are keen that the new Chair demonstrates a passion for the positive impact that education has for people and communities and is keen to engage with stakeholders across a range of interests.


Time commitment

The Chair is expected to devote an average of 2 days per week to the board, up to a maximum of 104 days per year.  Whilst the majority of board meetings take place in the local area, the Chair may also represent the board at external meetings across Scotland.



The daily remuneration rate for this role is £265, up to a maximum total fee of £27,560 per financial year plus expenses. 


You will be based at Ayrshire College, Dam Park, Ayr, KA8 0EU. Some meetings may be held virtually.


Length of appointment

The term of appointment will be for 4 years from 1 November 2022.


Any appointment and potential subsequent reappointments will not extend beyond a maximum of eight years.


More detailed information on all of the above is available in the applicant Information pack.


Interviews will take place on 11 August 2022 and will be held on MS Teams.


To Apply: This is a two stage application process. First of all, please click on the Apply for this job online link at the top right hand side of this advert to complete contact details, monitoring information and declaration of interest. The second stage is to download and complete the Application Form which can be found below.  

Please  return your completed form to PA_Applications_Mailbox@gov.scot by the closing date.


Application form.


The closing date for applications is 14 July 2022 at 17:00.


Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics that are under-represented at Chair level on Scotland’s public bodies, such as such as women, disabled people, LGBTI+ people, those from minority ethnic communities and people aged under 50. 

If you require a reasonable adjustment or the applicants pack in an alternative format, please contact public.appointments@gov.scot


Applicants for public appointments must be legally entitled to work in the UK. Please see the applicants pack for further information.


Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.


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