Board Secretary (Shetland UHI) & Assigned College Support Officer


Salary£24,574 - £30,228 per annum
Closing DateSunday 9 May 2021
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Board Secretary (Shetland UHI) & Assigned College Support Officer


Salary range Grade 5 (£24,574 – £30,228 per annum)
Duration Permanent
Working hours Full-time (35 hours per week)
Location Shetland, Inverness or home-based
(flexible by agreement upon appointment)
Closing date Sunday 9 May 2021


This role presents an exciting full-time opportunity for a suitable skilled and experienced Secretary to work at executive level, in this newly created independent role. Working to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation and corporate governance requirements, you will be supporting both the Shetland UHI and the UHI Executive Team more generally.

This is a dual-purpose position, with an important Governance aspect to it; to both advise the Board of Management and facilitate good governance practice within Shetland UHI (0.6FTE) and to provide support, training, and administrative cover to other assigned college boards as required as part of the University’s Executive Office (0.4FTE).

Shetland UHI is a new tertiary education institution for the island of Shetland at a critical time in its development. The primary purpose of this role is to work to directly support the Chair of Shetland UHI and other Board members in ensuring that the Board of Management receives appropriate, timely and high-quality information in a form that allows them to monitor and scrutinise the college’s activities and to challenge performance when required.

The Assigned College Support Officer aspect of this role will provide expert advice to the University’s assigned college board secretaries, assist with the administration of new senior appointments, and facilitate induction training on corporate systems for board members.

The successful post-holder will have:

  • 3-5 years’ relevant experience in a similar role;
  • HND/SVQ4 or equivalent level qualification in a relevant discipline;
  • good organisational skill and confident communication skills (both verbal and written);
  • attention to detail and capable of sticking to strict deadlines; and
  • self-motivation, initiative, self-discipline and resilience.

Ideally, although not essential, you will also possess the ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation, policy and procedures, and have an understanding of ethical standards.


For further details about this role and to apply online now, please visit the UHI website.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 20 May 2021, by videoconference on Microsoft Teams.