We are seeking to appoint three exceptional individuals to serve as independent members on our governing body (the Court).  The Court plays a crucial role in the development of the University‚Äôs vision and strategic direction and this opportunity arises at an exciting time as we seek to build upon our recent successes and develop our new Strategic Plan for implementation in 2020.

Applications are invited from individuals with a record of successful leadership at a senior level within a public or private sector organisation who are keen to support an internationally competitive research based university. Experience of governance in a non-executive director/charitable trustee role would also be desirable.

Two of the positions carry with them membership of our Audit Committee and applications from those able to demonstrate the ability and experience necessary to serve on and potentially lead that committee are sought. Interest would also be particularly welcome at this time from those with expertise in any of the following: major capital projects, information technology/digital transformation projects, international/international partnership working.

Expressions of interest from women and individuals from protected characteristic groups currently under-represented on the Court who would further enhance its diversity are particularly welcome. The expected time commitment is a minimum of 10 days per year including attendance (in person or by teleconference) at four meetings of the Court per year and a willingness to serve on at least one sub-committee of Court. The position is unremunerated but appropriate expenses are paid. The positions are tenable for a period of three years in the first instance. The commencement dates are flexible and can be from summer 2019 onwards.

The Role

Further information on the role, the person specification and the application process is available.

How to apply

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to University of Aberdeen on this appointment.

Candidates should apply for this role through the Saxton Bampfylde Ltd website using reference WVBW.

The closing date for applications is noon on 1 March 2019


While staff and students are not eligible for these appointments, we would welcome suggestions from staff, students, alumni and other stakeholders of potential candidates who might have the skills and experience we seek.

Please forward any suggestions to our Recruitment Consultants Saxton Bampfylde by Thursday 28 February at 12 noon.