University of Dundee - Audit Committee Vacancy


3rd April 2017

The University of Dundee aims to transform lives, locally and globally, and to shape the future by solving important real-world problems. The University has a global reputation for research and teaching excellence, having been ranked in the Times Higher Education Top 200 World Universities and as Scottish University of the Year in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide for the second year in a row.

The University is looking to appoint an individual with a strong knowledge of audit, risk management, and corporate governance, and the strategic awareness, integrity, and independent judgement required to contribute to the work of the University’s Audit Committee as an external member. The Audit Committee’s primary role is to advise the University’s governing body (Court) in relation to its responsibilities for: proper financial management; the effectiveness of internal control and management systems; the University\'s risk management strategy; safeguarding the assets of the University and public funds; the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the University\'s activities; and corporate governance and conduct of the University\'s operations.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, professional expertise, an understanding of the principles of good governance and a strong commitment to, and affinity for, higher education and the vision and values of the University. Areas of experience currently of particular interest include: IT and change management, financial management, risk management and legal, but candidates from other fields with relevant skills are encouraged to apply.

Members are not remunerated but the University will meet reasonable costs incurred in carrying out the role including reimbursement for travel within the UK and care costs of dependants. The position is for four years in the first instance.


The University is committed to diversity in its membership and encourages applications from all suitably experienced individuals. Applications would be particularly welcomed from groups currently underrepresented on the Court who would further enhance its diversity.


The closing date for applications is 28/04/2017. Further information is available at:, via email to or by tel: 01382 386459.

University of Dundee

Nobel Prize winning poet and honorary graduate Seamus Heaney has described the University of Dundee as ‘having its head in the clouds and its feet firmly on the ground.’ The ability to be both aspirational and down-to earth and to blend ground-breaking intellectual achievement with practical applications, has given the University its distinctive character.

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