Independent Member of the Board of Directors – Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies


Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
GBP Unremunerated


QAA is the independent expert body entrusted with safeguarding academic standards and enhancing the quality of UK higher education wherever it is delivered around the world. We work with 600 universities, colleges and specialist providers in the UK to promote high academic standards, quality experiences and excellent outcomes for all students of UK higher education. We have international reach, enhancing the reputation of our world class HE sector.

This is an exciting time for our organisation as we embrace the significant regulatory reform of higher education across the UK and as the legislative context of our operations transform. This is a pivotal and challenging role, bringing new perspectives to our Board in a time of major change and as we seek to develop QAA’s role as the independent quality body for all of UK higher education.

We invite applications from individuals who will engage with our vision, will be strong ambassadors of QAA, and will lead the organisation in times of change and opportunity.  We are particularly interested in attracting senior professionals with a strong interest in professional, statutory and regulatory bodies, committed to the mission and values of the QAA and who bring the experience and understanding required to play a full and active part at Board level. QAA welcomes applications from people in all sections of the community and values diversity.

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Recruitment timetable

Timetable of the recruitment process
Closing Date Monday 20 November 2017
Preliminary Interviews End of w/c 20 November 2017
Shortlist Meeting w/c 27 November 2017
Final Panel Interviews Wednesday 6 December 2017

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details

Paul Aristides
020 7426 3987

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