New Chairperson sought for FVC Board

New Chairperson sought for FVC Board
FVC Falkirk Campus

Applications for the role of Chair of Forth Valley College’s Board of Management are still open and being welcomed until Wednesday 24 April.

Interim Chair Trudi Craggs is stepping down after an impressive tenure and an opportunity has arisen for another qualified individual to take on this exciting role.

Forth Valley College is one of the largest colleges in Scotland, serving the needs of the Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire areas.

The College delivers hundreds of course programmes across its campuses in Falkirk, Stirling and Alloa. On average Forth Valley College has around 12,000 students per academic session with 94% of learners progressing to further studies or employment upon completing their course. The College employs 600  staff and has a proven track record of meeting the needs of its local communities and businesses, and is among the top performing colleges in Scotland.

FVC’s dynamic provision ranges from access to degree level and includes full-time and part-time courses, evening classes, flexible and online learning, vocational qualifications and industry training courses.  The College has three curriculum departments including: Care, Sport, Business & Communities; Creative, Digital & Leisure Industries; and STEM & Construction and they also have a dedicated Apprenticeships, Skills and Commercial Team.  

Trudi Craggs, who will be continuing her role as a Board member, said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as Chair of the Board of Management, but now feel it is time to pass on the baton to someone else, and give them the opportunity to drive the work of the Board and Forth Valley College forward. I will be more than happy to offer advice and support to them in the weeks and months to come.”

The College supports people to develop and progress whatever stage they are at in their lives. Anyone interested in the post can find out more about the College and the Board of Management here: Board of Management | Forth Valley College

The Chair role is paid at a gross daily rate of £211 per day (7.5 hours), up to a maximum of £21,944 per year. This role is non-pensionable. This means that there is no pension contribution paid. It is anticipated that you will devote up to 2 days per week to performing your functions as and when required, up to a maximum of 104 days per year.

Applications are sought from people from a wide range of backgrounds who have the following skills/knowledge/experience:

  • Effective governance and accountability which delivers results
  • A track record of strategic leadership
  • An ability to communicate effectively, work collaboratively and influence others

Additionally the following are considered essential criteria: A strong commitment to facilitate inclusion, social mobility and thriving communities and an understanding of the economic, social and educational context that colleges operate within.

Full details of the role can be found in the person specification in the application pack by visiting