Chair of Court

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Abertay University

Dundee, Scotland

Role Managed by:

Thomas Eade

Principal Researcher

t: +44 (0)20 3928 7349


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 30/01/2023

Formal Interview Date: February 2023

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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The appointment process, which conforms to the requirements of the Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Act 2016, comprises three stages: application; interview and election.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver in parallel with an open advertisement of the post. Perrett Laver   will support the Appointment Committee in the discharge of its duties, both to assist in the assessment of candidates against the requirements for the role and to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates.

Interested parties are invited to submit a CV and covering letter. They should explain why they feel they meet the criteria set out above and how they would be successful in the role.  All candidates must complete and submit an Equality Monitoring Form.

The closing date for applications is Monday 30th January 2023 at noon.

For a conversation in confidence, please contact Thomas Eade at, or on 0203 928 7349. 

The Appointment Committee will review all applications and determine which of them appear to meet the criteria for appointment. Those applicants so shortlisted will be invited for interview.

Those applicants invited for interview will meet with the Appointment Committee for a traditional interview which will explore each candidate’s qualities, attributes, and experience to determine whether they can demonstrate that they fulfil the criteria for the role.

Interviews are expected to be held in February 2023. Candidates required to attend the University in connection with their application will be eligible to reclaim all reasonable travel expenses incurred.

Following this interview, the Appointment Committee will reach a decision on whether the interviewed applicants have met the criteria for the role. Those that in its judgement meet the criteria will be declared candidates in an election.

The final stage of the process involves an online election between those individuals declared as candidates following interview.  As prescribed in the HE Governance (Scotland) Act 2016, candidates must confirm their intention to stand in an election and there must be more than one candidate before an election will be held. The appointment can only be made following a contested election.  The electorate comprises all students, staff and Court members of the University, and voting in the election will take place over a four-day period.

Candidates will have the opportunity to set out an election message including a brief CV which will be distributed by the University to all electors, and candidates will also be expected to attend an open meeting with staff and students to take questions and set out how they will approach the role.

The election will take place at the end of February 2023.

The election is won by the candidate who secures a simple majority of the votes cast. The winning candidate will be appointed Chair of Court under the terms set out above and with a start date agreed by Court and the candidate.


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This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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