Would you like to make a positive change to the lives of learners in your local community and help shape the future skills need?

Are you passionate about education and keen to use your enthusiasm, leadership skills and expertise to make a difference in your local community?

If the answer is yes, Scotland’s newest college would love to hear from you.

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Board of management vacancies

Board of management vacancies

UHI North, West and Hebrides (formed from the merger of UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland) is now recruiting for the following vacancies on its Board of Management:

  • Board members. The board intends to recruit three new board members. This is an excellent opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise while taking an active part in implementation planning to enable the new college to meet its strategic aims. By becoming a board member, you will make a real difference to the education and prospects of learners and the wellbeing and success of our communities. These positions are voluntary and unpaid although reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
  • Vice Chair (living in the Outer Hebrides). The board is looking for a second Vice Chair who would be able to represent the board in building on its relationship with stakeholders, staff, students, and the public in the Outer Hebrides. This senior member will deputise for the Board Chair in matters relating to the islands and will be a visible Board presence ‘on the ground’ in the Outer Hebrides. The successful candidate will be required to be a resident of the islands and will have the necessary board and leadership experience to be able to fulfill the role effectively. They will have personal integrity, be able to engage constructively with stakeholders, and will act as an ambassador for the college in the area. While experience of chairing meetings will be a distinct advantage, effective communication and analytical skills are essential.  Applicants for the role of Vice Chair should be prepared to devote the equivalent of at least four hours each week to this demanding but exciting role.  This position is voluntary and unpaid although reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. 

Applications to join the Board or to be the Vice Chair (Outer Hebrides) are invited from individuals who have significant experience or knowledge of:

  • further, higher, or senior secondary education or the college student experience; or
  • industry, commerce, finance, the third sector, public service or trade unions; or
  • the region (or a relevant part of it) and its relevant needs

An application pack is available here. Please email completed applications to  The closing date for applications is 4 pm on Monday 25th September 2023. Interviews for the board positions will take place over Microsoft Teams on Monday 2nd October 2023

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Local advisory committees vacancies

Local advisory committees vacancies

UHI North, West and Hebrides is now recruiting for membership of its Local Advisory Committees in North Highland, the Outer Hebrides, and West Highland.

To support the work of the Board of Management, UHI North, West and Hebrides is also looking to establish local advisory committees in each of its founding college area. Local advisory committees will continue to provide a strong local voice and help facilitate the transition to UHI North, West and Hebrides following the merger of UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland.

Local advisory committees will not act in a decision-making capacity, but act as a strong link between the board and its communities, providing local oversight and accountability.

Members of the public who can demonstrate an interest in their local area, education or industry are encouraged to apply to the following committees:

  • Local Advisory Committee for the North Highlands
  • Local Advisory Committee for the Outer Hebrides
  • Local Advisory Committee for the West Highlands

Applicants must be 16 years or over.

For more information, please read our local advisory committee terms of reference.

Please email with expressions of interest by 4pm on Monday 25th September 2023.



UHI is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. In addition, the Board is especially keen to hear from a diverse range of people who are currently underrepresented on Boards of Scottish public bodies.  Successful appointees will be required to meet the standards of conduct expected in terms of the Model Code of Conduct for members of devolved public bodies.  Appointment to the Board is subject to the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and successful applicants must formally register any interests which may have a bearing on their work for the Board.