Recruitment of Independent Member to Council

Set on the stunning west Wales coast, and home to 2,000 staff and 9,000 students, Aberystwyth University has a long and proud academic tradition. Established in 1872, the University today has a modern and lively campus, and is defined by high levels of student satisfaction (top 10 in the UK), internationally recognised research, and a standard of overall teaching which recently led to the prestigious accolade of University of the Year for Teaching Quality in The Times Good University Guide 2018.

In the midst of radical changes to the higher education sector, the University is on the cusp of launching a new institutional strategy which will deliver change and renewal, ensuring it is well-placed to exploit the challenges and opportunities ahead. This strategy will deliver a vision of providing inspirational education and research in a supportive, creative and exceptional environment in Wales. As the supreme governing body, the University Council will play a key role in supporting the University through this exciting phase and is currently looking to appoint a number of new Independent Members. These positions would suit individuals who are passionate about excellence, and ambitious about supporting the continued transformation and development of Wales’ oldest university.

With a strong commitment to education, and to the values, aims and objectives of Aberystwyth University, you will champion the University and promote its activities and strategic aims in the wider community. Expressions of interest from individuals with experience of financial management and/or accounting, higher education, human resources, and marketing and fundraising are particularly welcomed as are applications from Welsh speakers and individuals with diverse backgrounds.

                Candidate Information Pack

For further information, including details of how to apply, please visit

Closing date: 15th March 2018 at Midday

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like to be considered and how you meet these requirements to  by 15th March 2018 at Midday.

We welcome applications in Welsh or English. Applications made in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than those made in English. All applications will receive an automated response.

To talk further to the Odgers Wales team based in Cardiff, please call 02920 783 050.