Who we are
University College of Estate Management (UCEM) is a long-standing and leading provider of supported online education. We exist to provide accessible, relevant and cost-effective education which enhances careers, increases professionalism and contributes to a sustainable built environment. Operating from the UK and Hong Kong we have a global reach, and at any one time over 3,500 students are studying online with us. UCEM passed its first ever inspection by Ofsted with flying colours after earning an overall rating of ‘Good’ in November 2021.
It really is an
exciting time to be joining us as a Trustee. You will have the opportunity to
make a valuable contribution in shaping the future of UCEM, as we work to
implement our vision to be the Centre of Excellence for Built Environment
Education and to become the world’s most sustainable university.
Our diverse Board of
Trustees currently has twelve independent members, but due to completion of
terms we are looking for at least four new Trustees to join us over the next
twelve months. The Board is responsible for the overall governance, monitoring
and strategic direction of UCEM. The Board works together with the Executive
Team to ensure that the institution achieves the objectives defined in our
Royal Charter and operates in compliance with all legal and regulatory
requirements, including the Office for Students (OFS), the Charity Commission,
the Education and Skills Fundings Agency and Ofsted. In addition to this, the
Board contributes to ensuring that our institution meets the expectations of
the Higher Education Code of Governance.
We are specifically
looking for Trustees with:
- expertise at a Senior Executive level within the built
- expertise in higher education (ideally at a Senior
Executive level and with a good understanding of the regulatory environment in
which UCEM operates and the challenges facing the sector at the current time);
- expertise in sustainability as we grow our ambition
and programme offering in this area.
However, if your area
of expertise is not specific to these areas but you feel you can contribute to
the work of UCEM your application will still be considered. Successful
candidates should desirably have experience of operating at a senior level in
either an executive or non-executive capacity. You will also have a passion for
higher education and sustainability.
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