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Chair of Governors, Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University is where creativity and enterprise meet.  Offering a wide range of modern courses across the arts, science, education, social science and business to over 7,000 students, the University employs outstanding academic and technical staff to deliver innovative learning opportunities. Based in stunning countryside just a few minutes from a World Heritage City, Bath Spa University students graduate as engaged global citizens who are ready for the world of work.   We are increasingly recognized for our commitment to excellence and the unique experience we offer our students.   We have the ambition to be a University for the 21st century, owing less to our more established competitors and more to the demands that face our students and society more widely.


The University is governed by a Board of Governors which has overall responsibility for the strategy, direction and performance of the institution.  A new Chair is sought to lead the board, bringing inspiration and wise judgement as we respond to the challenges of the times and deliver on our ambitious strategy.  As well as ensuring quality governance and compliance, our Chair will be a mentor, sounding board and challenge for the senior executive, and will provide external representation as appropriate.  


The successful candidate will have proven leadership of a complex public or private organisation, excellent interpersonal skills and be a good communicator. The new Chair will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the values of the University, be a role model for students and staff, and be a source of advice to senior management.  The time commitment is estimated to be approximately two days per month.  The appointment is not remunerated but direct expenses will be reimbursed. 


Candidate Pack


To apply please send a cover letter of no more than two pages along with a CV to by no later than 18 February 2022.  


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