Primarily in Cheltenham & London
17 February 2019
UCAS wishes to appoint two Non-Executives to join the UCAS Group:
- Non-Executive Director – UCAS Media Limited
- Finance Committee Member (Non-Executive) – UCAS
UCAS, a registered charity, is the world’s largest central admissions service for higher education. We remain committed to our vision of being at the heart of connecting people to higher education, and our mission to inspire and facilitate progression in education through information and admissions services. We do this by providing information, advice, and admissions services. UCAS’ core purpose is to provide an accessible and trusted undergraduate admissions services.
UCAS Media, the commercial arm of UCAS and a separate limited company with its own Board of Directors, delivers consultancy, insights, data and marketing services and products to a wide variety of customers. These customers comprise education providers, public sector organisations and commercial companies including some of the largest brands in the world. UCAS Media is unique in that its financial contributions go back into the sector by supporting UCAS.
We are seeking to appoint two non-executive positions to join the UCAS group, at an exciting point in its evolution. UCAS’ refreshed strategy establishes a clear focus on developing the undergraduate admissions service to better meet the needs of students, advisers and higher education providers in a rapidly changing and uncertain environment. UCAS Media has significant growth plans to support this strategy, with an ever evolving product portfolio including varied onsite and offsite digital marketing channels, a comprehensive new consultancy and insights service and an appetite for growth through acquisition. To support and shape this vision we are seeking to appoint:
Finance Committee Member (Non-Executive) – UCAS
We are also seeking to appoint a co-opted committee member on the UCAS Finance Committee. You will be a qualified accountant, with experience of operating at Board or Committee level in a large and complex private or public sector organisation. You will bring strategic vision, a strong commercial acumen and an awareness of the modern regulatory environment.
The UCAS Media Board and UCAS Finance Committee currently meet up to four times a year, primarily in Cheltenham or London or from time to time at other locations in the UK. Applicants should ensure that they can offer sufficient time to perform the responsibilities, which will include preparation for, and attendance at, the Board/Committee meetings, and regular engagement with the Directors and Executive between meetings.
If you would like to discuss this position or require further information, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson, Laura Charrington or Alison Elton on or 07785 614435
|Closing date||17th February 2019|
|Long listing||Thursday 21 February 2019|
|Preliminary interviews||Between 21st and 27th|
|Short listing||Friday 1 March 2019|
|Final Panel in Cheltenham||Tuesday 5 March 2019|
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