Moray College UHI | Applications are invited for Membership of the Board of Management
9 July 2021 • Laura Masling
Applications are invited for Membership of the Board of Management of Moray College UHI
Moray College UHI is seeking to appoint two new members to the Board, committed to the College’s ethos and vision to provide learning opportunities of the highest quality and to make a significant contribution to the economic, social and cultural vitality of the Moray area.
One of these new Board members will be required to join the Audit Committee. The Audit Committee is accountable to the Board of Management of Moray College. It is responsible for assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of the College’s internal control systems and for providing assurance to the Board on the matters within its remit.
The key responsibilities of the Audit Committee include:
- providing assurance to the Board in relation to governance matters, internal controls and risk management, as well as the annual audit undertaken by the external auditors;
- monitoring and making recommendations arising from internal and external audits;
- providing assurance that the College’s systems operate in an efficient, effective and economical manner that promotes full compliance with guidance and regulations governing the further and higher education sectors;
- providing assurance that the College’s systems provide value for money in the provision of services and purchasing; and
- reviewing and advising on the provision of internal and external audit services
The other new Board member will be required to join the Finance and General Purposes Committee. The Finance and General Purposes Committee is accountable to the Board, and is authorised on its behalf to ensure that a sound system of internal financial management and control and a robust mechanism for considering financial issues is in place; making recommendations as appropriate.
The key responsibilities of the Finance and General Purposes Committee include:
- Monitoring the performance of the financial management system on a regular basis throughout the accounting period.
- Carrying out detailed examination of the Annual Report and Financial Statements and, if appropriate, recommend their approval by the Board. The Board remains responsible for their approval and for safeguarding the College’s assets.
- Reviewing the College’s needs with regard to buildings and property, and to make recommendations to the Board on the acquisition and disposal of land, buildings or properties in accordance with those needs.
Moray College UHI is an academic partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands. Moray College UHI:
- puts the needs of students first;
- supports all students in the challenge to achieve their full potential;
- welcomes all students irrespective of their race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief;
- expects students and staff to work in effective partnership and respect each other’s needs and well-being;
- encourages partnership working with other organisations willingly and positively for the ultimate benefit of our communities.
The successful appointees would become members of the Board of Management and would be expected to meet the standards of conduct expected of Board Members as set out in relevant guidance, including the Code of Good Governance for Further Education Colleges. The College is a Registered Charity and Board members are Trustees of the charity.
The College embraces diversity and welcomes expressions of interest from all areas of the community.
Expressions of interest are particularly sought from individuals who have experience in one or more of financial management accounting, audit, risk management or corporate governance arrangements, whether in the higher and further education sectors or in other areas of public life, in the voluntary sector or in a business or professional organisation.
The role is not remunerated, although reasonable expenses are normally covered. Members are required to attend four Audit Committee meetings each year as well as undertake relevant training and development. All appointments are subject to the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.
A comprehensive induction and training programme will be provided on appointment. If you are interested and wish further information then please contact us by 30 July 2021.
Clerk to the Board of Management
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