College Development Network

Board of Directors, Non-Executive Director Vacancy

These are voluntary, non-remunerated posts, however expenses incurred in carrying out Board duties will be fully reimbursed.

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Non-Executive Director who can add value to our vision of ‘leading, creating and sharing’ and to help increase the impact we make.

The Board of Directors is passionate about building upon CDN’s success to make a difference to people’s lives and recognising the benefits of having a balanced and outward looking Board, we have structured the membership to include representation from both the college sector and wider community in Scotland.

The CDN Board is currently made up of eight members – two senior college practitioners, two regional chairs, the CEO and three independent members.

Specific Strengths

As result of a forthcoming retirement the CDN Board are looking to fill a vacancy at senior practitioner level. Ideally this will be a College Principal.


CDN is a charitable company limited by guarantee owned by the Regional Colleges and Regional Strategic Bodies in Scotland.

 Board Responsibilities

Board members should be able to commit to attend up to 10 Board or sub-committee meetings per year. In addition, we expect members to attend related meetings and events to promote and develop CDN’s reputation, relationships and networks. The term of office is four years with the ability to be re-elected for a further term of four years.


If you are interested in this position, please email

The Chair of the Board may look to hold informal conversations with those expressing an interest.


If you wish to be considered for any future positions, please send your CV and covering letter to:

College Development Network
Airthrey Castle
University of Stirling