SCHEME OVERVIEW

BUILT FOR DEVELOPMENT

UCEM is delighted to announce the launch of a new Board Apprentice Scheme. This scheme will give up to two alumni the opportunity to join the Board of Trustees for a one year term each year.

  • Gain insight of strategic, compliance and governance matters
  • Contribute to delivering UCEM’s vision ‘To be the Centre of Excellence for Built Environment Education’
  • Use your experience as a UCEM alumni to inform the board
  • Build your network within the built environment and higher education sectors
  • Receive mentoring from an experienced board member

RESPONSIBILITIES

What you’ll get involved in

The board is responsible for the overall governance, monitoring and strategic direction of UCEM, working together with the Executive Team to ensure that the charity achieves the objectives defined in our Royal Charter and that we operate in compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements, including the Office for Students (OFS), the Charity Commission and Ofsted. In addition to this, the board contributes to ensuring that our institution meets the expectations of the Higher Education Code of Governance.

You will bring your experience as a previous student and your knowledge of the sector to directly contribute to the future of UCEM by attending 4-8 board meeting per year. These are held remotely at present, although they will be held at the UCEM Horizons office in Reading once the COVID-19 situation allows.

ELIGIBILITY

WHO CAN APPLY?

This scheme is open to all UCEM alumni, although we particularly welcome applications from BAME, LGBTQ+, disabled, lower socio-economic and care leaver candidates.

INTERESTED?

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you’d like to apply for this scheme, what you would bring to the role and how you think it would help you develop to Lyndsay Hughes

THE EXPERIENCE

WHAT’S IT LIKE TO SIT ON THE BOARD?

Phoebe Farrell, former student trustee and lead student representative.

The trustee role is the most prestigious position a UCEM student can achieve, with input given at board level where strategic decisions are determined. Phoebe Farrell, who studied on our BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management programme, became only the second UCEM student trustee and, as her term comes to an end, she reflects on both that role and the lead student representative position she held over the past few years in this Q&A…

Read about Phoebe’s journey as a student trustee >

ARTICLES AND PODCASTS

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE BOARD MEMBERS

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To mark LGBT+ History Month, different members of staff will be sharing stories of LGBT+ people from history who have ...
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Phoebe Farrell completed UCEM’s BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management programme and became chartered last year. In her time studying with ...
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CBRE Head of Strategic Advisory and former RICS President, Amanda Clack, was inaugurated as Chairman during today’s Board of Trustees ...
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Journey into quantity surveying I was always interested in construction and, in particular, architecture. I had never heard of quantity ...
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Amanda and Tharindu with UCEM staff
UCEM was honoured to host Amanda Clack, who talked to a group of employees from all areas of the organisation ...
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A case study: Developing a career in Real Estate – Phoebe Farrell, Surveying Executive
At UCEM we’re proud to provide an opportunity for both those working in, and with an interest in, the Built ...
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Watch the discussion between Amanda and Kate on Diversity in the built environment