Following the very successful period of Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea as chair of its board of trustees, Jisc’s members, the Association of Colleges (AoC), GuildHE and Universities UK (UUK), are now in the process of seeking his successor.
At a time of dynamic and exciting change for Jisc, the person sought will have the qualities and standing to lead the Jisc board. The mission of Jisc is to enable people working in UK higher education, further education and skills to perform at the forefront of international practice by exploiting fully the possibilities of modern digital empowerment, content and connectivity.
The candidate should demonstrate business acumen and significant experience of strategic planning and financial management. They will have experience in a senior role in a UK higher or further education institution with a strong track record of leading boards in large and complex contexts.
Martyn Harrow, chief executive of Jisc, says:
“This is a very important appointment for Jisc to build on the excellent contribution of Sir Timothy and lead Jisc through continuing change and development, whilst ensuring that we sustain exemplary levels of service to our customers.
“Whilst working to embed a new business model for the organisation the successful candidate will also be passionate about progressing our vision to help make the UK the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.”
Update - 1 October 2013
The closing date for this vacancy has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted.