Heriot-Watt University seeks to appoint new independent lay members to the Court and two of its committees. Vacancies will arise from 1 August 2019 in each of the:

  • Court (one vacancy)
  • Staff Committee (one vacancy)
  • Infrastructure Committee (one vacancy)
  • (NEW) Global Student Liaison Committee (one vacancy)

We value equality and diversity and will welcome expressions of interest from a diverse range of individuals (from the perspective of gender, ethnicity, age and other characteristics).

Heriot-Watt is a distinctive, leading international university with campuses in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia. We plan to build on our established reputation and track record of success, and we are delivering an exciting new strategic plan from 2019. The University leads in science, engineering, technology, social sciences and design, with a clear vision and ambitions to deliver excellence in our teaching and research.

We recognise that our success depends on the strength of our governing body. Its independent lay members bring a wide variety of perspectives, valuable skills, knowledge and experience to the work of our Court and its Committees.

We are interested to hear from individuals who are able to offer expertise acquired in a wide range of sectors, e.g. industry, business, local government, the voluntary sector, or sectors which have a working association with higher education.

The closing date for submission of expressions of interest is Friday 21 June 2019.

Further information is available through the links on this page or through the office of the Secretary of the University, Tel: 0131 451 3690, Email: ann.marie.dalton-pillay@hw.ac.uk

Dame Frances Cairncross
Chair of Court, Heriot-Watt University