Recruitment of External Members of the Audit & Risk Committee

We are seeking two individuals to join the University's Audit & Risk Committee as external members. 

The Audit & Risk Committee reports to the Abertay University Court. Its primary responsibilities are to assist Court in ensuring that the University’s financial management, risk management and corporate governance procedures are both robust and effective. Find out more about the work of the Audit & Risk Committee.

The University Court is the Governing Body of the University, and its powers are set out in the University’s constitutional document - 'The Abertay University (Scotland) Order of Council 2019'.

The University Court is responsible for the effective governance of the institution and agrees the strategic plan and budgets. Further information about the University Court is available in the Court Documents section

The Role

We are looking to recruit outstanding individuals with a mixture of skills to join the University's Audit & Risk Committee as external members. Appointment to the Committee will offer successful candidates an opportunity to contribute to the effective governance of a modern, pioneering and ambitious Scottish higher education institution based in Dundee. 

We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Audit and financial control

  • Corporate governance issues

  • Risk management

  • Strategic finance

A professional qualification is not a prerequisite but would be an advantage. 

Abertay is committed to equality and diversity, and we are particularly keen to receive applications from those that are currently under-represented - women, people with disabilities, and people from ethnic minorities. 

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Appointment Process

The closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 4 September 2023.  

To apply, please submit a comprehensive CV along with covering letter setting out your interest in the role and relevant experience to


The Governance & Nominations Committee will review applications and invite shortlisted applicants for a short interview in mid-late September.   

Further Information 

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Caroline Summers (Vice-Principal (Strategy & Governance) and University Secretary) by emailing 

Download our Audit & Risk Committee External Member Applicant Information Pack


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