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Newly enhanced higher education Board vacancies portal

07 Mar 2024 | Advance HE The enhanced portal aims to attract individuals with diverse backgrounds and voices to support increased diversity amongst governors in the sector.

The new and improved Portal has enhanced functionality and capabilities to increase engagement, reach and impact across all sectors. It aims to attract individuals with diverse backgrounds and voices to support increased diversity amongst governors in the sector.

We believe a diverse set of perspectives and experiences helps support innovation and growth and can generate new ideas to assist in overcoming challenges. 

The Board Vacancies Portal was first launched to provide a central place for higher education institutions and colleges to advertise governor and non-executive director roles and for interested individuals to find governor roles. The new site significantly improves the targeting of advertised roles and candidates – pairing people more effectively to roles and allowing candidates to more easily navigate the site to find opportunities and vacancies that interest them. 

Advance HE Board member Janet Legrand OBE KC (Hon) said, “Advance HE is pleased to have worked with CUC to develop the Board Vacancies Portal into its second phase. As the higher education sector faces increasing challenges, it is more important than ever to ensure that higher education institutions can recruit governors from a wide range of backgrounds with the right skills and expertise to support their agendas. 

“We hope that the redeveloped portal will help attract new governors to the sector as a joint commitment from Advance HE and CUC to further develop higher education governance.” 

CUC Executive Committee member Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods said,” This is a very welcome development from CUC and Advance HE to assist Boards with recruiting new members. The improvements that have recently been made to the vacancy portal on the CUC website will help Universities diversify Boards and become more inclusive and accessible to a broader range of candidates. The portal is a free resource to assist with board recruitment and, going forward, could become the go-to place for finding excellent candidates. I would encourage all boards to use it.

The Board Vacancies Portal is a free resource for members and the wider sector. 

Find out more about our work to support Board Recruitment and Diversity in Higher Education

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