Lanarkshire Board Recruitment

The Lanarkshire Board is looking for board of management members.

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Drivers of equality through education.

The Lanarkshire Region is served by two colleges of Further Education, New College Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire College and covers three local authority areas, East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire.

The Lanarkshire Board has responsibility for ensuring the delivery of high-quality further education as set out in the Regional Outcome Agreement with the Scottish Funding Council on behalf of the Scottish Government.  Both Lanarkshire colleges have highly dedicated staff and excellent modern facilities, focused on giving students the best college learning experience.

The colleges have developed strong links with local schools and work closely with employers. If you have an interest in young people, those seeking to develop their skills either at college or in the workplace, those wishing to return to work or you wish to develop your own workforce we would encourage you to consider giving your time to helping The Lanarkshire Board to shape and deliver further education in Lanarkshire.



What we are looking for.

The Lanarkshire Colleges aim to be Scotland’s leading providers of College education and training, delivering a comprehensive, innovative curriculum that meets the needs of our students and the local economy.

We are looking for people with a strong commitment to changing lives and an understanding of the value of education. You will be part of a dynamic and influential board during a period of considerable change and unparalleled opportunity for Lanarkshire and its learners.

The Lanarkshire Regional Board particularly welcomes applications from groups currently underrepresented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people and people aged under 50.

The Region’s ambition is to ensure students are well prepared by providing future-oriented, high-quality learning for careers, life and success, and to support the people, businesses, economy and sustainable development of our communities and Scotland. As society continue to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, the region will continue its collaborative approach to working with each other and the SFC.

Role of the board

The Lanarkshire Board are committed to providing an engaging, stimulating and enjoyable experience for all our staff and students. The board includes representation from students and staff of New College Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire College.

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Legal Context

The Post-16 Education (Scotland) Act 2013 defined 13 regions for delivery of further education in Scotland, with a Regional Strategic Body appointed in each region to receive and disperse government funding and direct the strategic development of further education provision for the designated region.

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Board Documents

View key board documents from The Lanarkshire Board online today including the Lanarkshire Regional Strategy and Committee Terms of Reference. 

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Composition of the board.

Under legislation, the Lanarkshire Board will have between 18 and 22 members. The full Board meets quarterly and members will also be required to serve on one or more Board Committees which, at present, cover Audit and Risk, Finance, Curriculum & Student Affairs and the Resources & General Purposes Committee.

Although not members of the Board, the Vice Principals of New College Lanarkshire and the Depute Principal of South Lanarkshire College are also invited to attend meetings of The Lanarkshire Board. All meetings of the Board and its Committees are attended by the Secretary to the Board and the Board may extend an invitation to other College staff or representatives from other organisations to attend all or part of its discussions.

In making appointments to The Lanarkshire Board, we are seeking to appoint individuals with a diverse range of skills, knowledge and experience and to appoint a Board that, as far as possible, reflects the diversity of the people in the region and which comprises at least 50% women.

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How to Apply

To apply for The Lanarkshire Board, please visit My Job Scotland to complete an application form.

Key dates

  • Closing date for applications is 9am on Thursday 15th June 2023
  • Interviews will be held on the 21st and 22nd June 2023

If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact the Board Secretary, Diane McGill by emailing