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The Bell College of Technology (Scotland) Order of Council 2001

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Core membership

5.—(1) The core membership of the Board shall be composed of:–

(a)governors of a number determined in accordance with paragraph (2) and (3), being not less than 9 and not more than 13, who shall be appointed by the core membership from among persons appearing to them to have experience of, and to have shown capacity in, industrial, commercial or employment matters, or the practice of any profession;

(b)the Principal, any Vice-Principal appointed by the Board, and the president of the Students' Association as governors ex officiis; and

(c)staff governors appointed as follows:–

(i)one who shall be appointed by the Academic Council from among the members of the part time and full-time academic staff of the College who are members of the Academic Council;

(ii)one who shall be elected by the part-time and full-time academic staff of the College from among such staff; and

(iii)one who shall be elected by the part-time and full-time non-academic staff of the College from among such staff.

(2) The Scottish Ministers shall be the appointing authority for the first appointment of appointed governors to be made under paragraph (1)(a) and they shall determine, subject to the limits stated in paragraph (1)(a), the number of governors to be appointed thereunder, shall make appointments accordingly and shall determine the respective term of office of each governor so appointed.

(3) Following the Scottish Ministers' initial appointment of governors under paragraph (2), the core membership shall thereafter be the appointing authority for governors appointed in accordance with paragraph 1(a) and shall determine from time to time as may be by resolution under this paragraph and subject to the limits stated in paragraph 1(a) the number of governors so appointed.

(4) In determining the number of governors to be appointed under paragraph (3) the core membership shall ensure that:–

(a)no category specified in paragraph (1) shall cease to be represented on the Board;

(b)no such determination shall be effective unless the governors appointed under paragraph 1(a) remain in overall majority on the Board; and

(c)no such determination shall be effective unless made by a two-thirds majority of the core membership.

(5) A resolution under paragraph (3) shall not have effect so as to terminate the appointment of any person who is a governor at the time when it takes effect.

(6) Where a resolution under paragraph (3) increases the number of governors to be appointed under paragraph 1(a), the core membership of the Board shall make additional appointments accordingly.

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