Governors, University of West London


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Independent Governors, University West London

The University of West London is seeking to appoint four exceptional individuals as Governors. UWL is a distinctive university that prides itself on delivering career-focused courses and providing a great student experience. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone dynamic and collaborative to play a key role in shaping the strategic direction of the University.

In an exciting period of strategic growth, UWL is currently at the beginning of a five-year plan and those appointed will be instrumental in helping the University maintain its position as a high-quality, employer-engaged university which reaches out to learners of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds. The University is proud of its record in widening access to disadvantaged groups while offering an excellent student experience and the appointees will help to maintain and enhance this work.

The appointed Governors will need to be strategically engaged, disciplined and thoughtful in their contribution, and diligent in developing a nuanced understanding of the institution and of Higher Education more generally. We are particularly seeking those with expertise in Finance, ESG, Higher Education or Property but we would also welcome applications from candidates with a broad spectrum of skills.

Candidates should ideally demonstrate experience of working at board level, preferably in a large complex organisation and/or with a high degree of regulation.  Appointees to the Board will need to be sympathetic to the University’s mission and values. We are driven by the values of Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Inclusivity, Social Responsibility and, Courage in all that we do.


The University of West London has engaged the services of Minerva to support with these appointments.

To apply for the role, please send a cover letter and CV to by the closing date of midday on Monday 10th June 2024.

For an informal conversation, please email

We anticipate interviews will take place on 23rd July 2024.

We are committed to providing an environment where all students, staff, governors, visitors, contractors and stakeholders are welcomed and treated with respect regardless of their disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation or social background.