Non-Executive Director

Director’s fee: To be set by the Remuneration Committee.

Location of meetings: 7 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3RA.

Closing date: 14.00 on Friday 23 April 2021.

You can find the full Role Description and Person Specification here.

You can find the Application Form here.

We are a higher education provider, regulated by the Office for Students. We deliver undergraduate degrees in accounting, business and law that are validated by the University of Northampton.

We have ambitions to secure our own taught degree awarding powers.

We are situated in Bloomsbury, Central London (WC1B). The majority of our teaching is delivered at Birkbeck College, University of London.

We currently have c. 70 members of staff and 1,000 students, with plans to progressively increase student numbers to c. 2,000.

We pride ourselves on providing disadvantaged and underrepresented students with access to a transformative higher education experience. We recruit students that have the potential, attitude and aspiration to succeed. This is key to us fulfilling our broader vision of offering students from all backgrounds the opportunity to define and pursue success through education.

We are currently recruiting three independent non-executive directors to join our Board of Directors.  You should have expertise in one of the following areas:

  • Internal and external audit;
  • HE senior academic leadership and management to include transition to degree awarding powers; or
  • HE senior professional services leadership and management to include transition to degree awarding powers.

As a non-executive director, your role is to provide an independent view of the company, separate from its day-to-day running.

Full details about Bloomsbury Institute, our corporate and academic governance arrangements, the role of a non-executive director (including eligibility criteria), and the application process are included in the Role Description and Person Specification (see above).

We actively welcome applications from persons with a disability, and we offer a guaranteed interview scheme.  Full details are included in the Role Description and Person Specification.

Applications (comprising a completed Application Form and CV) should be emailed to by no later than 14.00 hours on Friday 23 April 2021.

All applicants are requested to complete a confidential online Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be submitted separate to the Application Form and CV.  Completion of this Form will enable us to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy.  The Form can be accessed at: