Shetland UHI: Board of Management Vacancies

Shetland UHI

AddressGremista Rd, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0PX
Closing Date5pm, 7 December 2020


Shetland UHI



We are working to establish a new college for Shetland (Shetland UHI) through a merger of the NAFC Marine Centre, Shetland College and Train Shetland.  Shetland UHI is working towards becoming an academic partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

We are currently looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals who have a strong commitment to Further and Higher Education to join our Board of Management. We have vacancies for independent non-executive Directors.

Board Members make an important contribution to Shetland UHI and their experience, knowledge and commitment enables them to contribute to the College’s strategic direction, decision-making and continued development while also acting as ambassadors to communicate our activities to their contacts throughout the local area and beyond.

The Board is committed to equality and diversity and to ensuring that our governing body represents the staff, students and community that it serves and applications are particularly welcome from women, people with disabilities and people from ethnic minorities. Successful appointees will be expected to undertake a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme check.

Positions on the Board are voluntary and unpaid, but bring huge rewards to members. Your input can make a real difference to the education and prospects of our learners and to the wellbeing and success of the communities where they live.

A minimum time commitment of approximately 12 days per year is required: the roles require attendance at regular Board meetings (at present monthly and usually early evening) and members may join a Board sub-committee, which will meet three to four times a year. Reasonable out of pocket expenses for Board business are reimbursed.

Appointments will be for four years in the first instance, with the positions available immediately. Candidates must not be employees or students of the college.

Further information about Shetland UHI is available at:


If you would like to know more about the work of the Board please visit our website or contact Davie Sandison by email at or by ‘phone on 07801792830.


To apply please visit the vacancies page on our website where you will find the role description and application pack. Completed applications are to be returned by e-mail to by 5:00pm on 7th December