Dear Chair of the Board applicant

We are delighted that you are considering this exciting opportunity to become the next Chair of the BU Board and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in BU.

As Members of the Board, BU’s vision for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge, and enriching society through the fusion of education, research, and practice influences everything that we do and the way we work together. We are looking for a Chair who shares our commitment to our values of Responsibility, Inclusivity, Creativity and Excellence and who can help us collectively build upon our previous successes as we continue to work towards our BU2025 strategic plan.

As Chair, you will provide appropriate oversight, constructive challenge and support to the Executive Team and BU in particular around strategy and governance and ensuring that BU can meet its obligations and responsibilities to its students. We encourage you to consider the Chair of the Board role description (pdf 95 kb) and recruitment microsite for further information about the role and how to apply.

By taking on the Chair role in July 2022, you will be joining the Board following a period of unprecedented challenge for the sector in the pandemic and at a critical time in our delivery of the BU2025 strategic plan. We are therefore looking for someone who has the personal and professional qualities and experience to lead the Board at a pivotal point in our history.

If you have questions about any aspect of this opportunity or wish to have an informal discussion about your application, we encourage you to contact the Clerk to the Board, Deborah Wakely, by contacting [email protected].

The selection panel is led by Jean Lang as Deputy Chair of the Board and the Panel looks forward to engaging with you.

For and on behalf of the Bournemouth University Board