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Chair of the Board of Governors

George Heriot's School , City of Edinburgh

Vacancy details

Please apply before 20/12/2019 at 3:00 pm

Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9EQ

Susan Donnelly
HR Manager

0131 229 7263

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Vacancy Description / Summary

The Governors of George Heriot’s Trust seek to appoint a new Chair of the Board to succeed Mr Sandy Paton, who is retiring after 20 years of valued service to the Board.
Our school is one of Scotland’s foremost schools with an enviable reputation for its high academic standards, supportive pastoral care and extra-curricular life.
The Chair provides inclusive leadership to the Board of Governors and works closely with the Principal, acting as an ambassador and the public face of the school.

Full details are available from the School’s HR Manager, Susan Donnelly, by telephone on 0131 229 7263 or by visiting the “Jobs and Opportunities” section of the school’s website: .

Closing Date for Applications: 20th December 2019

George Heriot’s School is governed by George Heriot’s Trust, Scottish Charity No. SCO11463

About the School

Heriot's is a unique school - its historic building is a jewel in the crown of Scottish architecture. As the oldest independent school in Edinburgh (1628), Heriot's remains firmly rooted in its charitable purpose, with the Foundation at the heart of school, educating children who have lost a father or mother through bereavement. Bursarial aid and the outstanding voluntary service of pupils continues this charitable remit. The school today is in robust health, with a large school roll, a dedicated teaching body and plenty of laughter in the classrooms.

Heriot's achieves excellent exam results: it offers an unparalleled range of sports; it demonstrates both inclusiveness and excellence in its Music, Art and Drama. Most importantly, and over-arching all these things is our ethos: 'Work hard. Be kind. Be happy.'

There is no doubt that Heriot's pupils, parents and staff subscribe to these important values, backed by wonderful personal guidance and clear disciplinary guidelines.