ECU Board member opportunity
ECU seeks to appoint an additional Board member
We have an exciting opportunity for someone currently working in the field of equality and diversity for staff and students in higher education to join our Board of Directors.
We are seeking to appoint an additional Board member to succeed Dr Felicity Cooke, independent equality practitioner and former Head of Equality at Oxford University. Dr Cooke will be retiring from the Board in July 2012 at the conclusion of her second three-year term of office.
- Board members will need to devote a minimum of five days of time per annum. This will include attending meetings and supporting the work of ECU, and occasionally may involve representing ECU at public events.
- Board members will be directors of the Company. Positions are not remunerated but travel and incidental expenses will be reimbursed.
- Committed to promoting the highest standards of practice regarding equality and diversity.
- Currently working in the field of equality and diversity for staff and students within a higher education environment.
- Fully up-to-date with all aspects of equality legislation and requirements for higher education.
- Track record of success in strategic positions in either the private or not-for-profit sectors in the UK and/or abroad.
- Understanding of effective corporate governance.
For further details, download our Board information pack:
- Appendix 1: Evolve, assist, transform, understand: ECU strategic plan 2011-13
- Appendix 2: Our work programme for 2012
- Appendix 3: Annual Review of 2011
- Appendix 4: The Annual Report and Financial statements 2010/11
- Appendix 5: Membership of ECU's Board May 2012
- Appendix 6: Board member role description and responsibilities
- Appendix 7: Equal opportunities monitoring information form
How to apply
ECU values diversity and promotes equality. We encourage and welcome applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or any combination of these characteristics.
To apply, please send a full CV with covering letter, plus a completed equal opportunities monitoring form to:
Equality Challenge Unit
7th Floor, Queens House
55/56 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ
Closing date: Wednesday 30 May 2012 at 12 noon
The Nominations Committee reserves the right to interview, though it is anticipated that selection will be conducted on the basis of the written applications only.