Qualifications Board Chair
ICAS is searching for applicants to fill the role of Chair of the Qualifications Board (QB).
Ideally, a member of the Institute with a strong interest and experience in Education, you will be committed to shaping the future of the CA qualification and ensuring that it continues to hold widespread respect. This is a role suited to someone who can provide a reasoned challenge to the team, can lead the Board and can demonstrate a vision for Education and Assessment.
The QB is responsible for:
- Prescribing the requirements for entry, knowledge skills, and values for all ICAS qualifications (and this requires an annual detailed review of the CA syllabus);
- The oversight of all committees to whom education matters are delegated (this includes directly and indirectly all Examination Boards and Panels); and
- The effective oversight and discharge of ICAS’s responsibilities as a Recognised Qualifying Body under the UK Companies Act.
The QB has a wide ranging and strategic role in all aspects of oversight and direction of education, examinations and recognition. This ranges from university accreditation matters, through strategic investments in on-line learning to considering International reciprocity recommendations. It discusses emerging issues, and ICAS risks at every meeting as well as ensuring the Business Plan of the key Learning Division is on target.
The QB reports to the Council of the Institute, and the Chair will also be required to join the ICAS Oversight Board. The appointment is for a three-year term.
The commitment required is to attend four meetings a year of the QB and four meetings a year of the Oversight Board. Each meeting is scheduled well in advance and can expect to take 2-3 hours, with all meetings taking place in Edinburgh. The role is not remunerated. Expenses will be paid.
Please apply with a CV and covering letter setting out your skills and experience relevant to the position by January 10th 2020 to Mark Allison, Executive Director, Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications will be kept confidential and it is expected that interviews will be held during January, for a role to take effect from 1/4/2020.
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