Application deadline: Sun 11 Nov 2012
Appointment of an Independent Member of the Board (student perspective)
Board meetings based in Reading. An opportunity has arisen) to join our Board of Directors in the position of Independent Director (student perspective). We are the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for the Higher Education Sector (OIA) operating the independent student complaints scheme covering universities in England and Wales under the Higher Education Act, 2004.
Applications are invited from students and others working closely with or representing students. The Board is seeking to appoint a director capable of combining general governance responsibilities with the articulation of student perspectives on complaints policy issues related to the student experience. Directors have a strategic oversight of the work of the OIA and contribute to policy development. They are not involved in individual adjudications.
Board directors serve for terms of office of 3 years. They are remunerated, currently £340 per meeting and expenses are paid for attendance at Board and other meetings, which are held in Reading. There are generally 4 Board meeting a year and Directors may also be involved in sub committees or working groups.
We look forward to hearing from you and welcome diversity amongst our staff and board to reflect the nature of independent adjudication, our users and stakeholders. Therefore we would particularly welcome applications from women, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities, who are under-represented on our board. We are committed to Equality of Opportunity.
If you are interested in applying for this position please refer to the person specification on our website, complete the application form on http://www.oiahe.org.uk/about-us/working-for-us.aspx and send it to us with your CV attached.
The closing date for the receipt of applications is Sunday 11 November 2012.
Interviews will take place on Friday 23 November.
Further information about the work of the OIA Board and the office in general can be found on http://www.oiahe.org.uk/about-us/the-board.aspx.