Regional college chairs are remunerated, however, the chairs of assigned colleges are not. This results in the chairs of some of Scotland’s largest colleges not being remunerated. The time commitment required of all college chairs are significant. There are twenty incorporated colleges, of which eleven are regional colleges.
Legislation provides that the Scottish Ministers set the rate of remuneration of regional college chairs, the terms and conditions of appointment of regional college chairs and the maximum number of days to be paid (up to two days per week). There are three daily rates for regional chairs depending on the size of the college. If the legislation were to be amended in relation to remuneration of assigned college chairs, Scottish Government would separately determine the relevant daily rate for assigned college chairs. The maximum time commitment to be remunerated would be for the relevant regional strategic body to determine, as this would be a matter set out in the terms of appointment determined by the regional strategic body .
This change would apply to incorporated colleges - those colleges that are governed by college legislation (i.e. the 1992 Act).