Governor vacancies

  • Governor Vacancies

    Independent Governor Vacancy

    The board seeks to appoint three new members, to replace governors who will be retiring in July 2017.

  • Do I need specific qualifications?

    We are seeking to appoint a governor with expertise in areas of IT/Transformation Change, Capital Projects and European or International experience. Governors must be committed to the success of the University, and have the skills and experience to enable them to contribute effectively to the work of the Board. The role of Governor is unpaid, although the University will pay reasonable travel and other expenses.

    How much time will it take up?

    The Board has five regular meetings each year, and a Strategy Day. In addition, members are expected to join one of the Board Committees, currently:

    • Audit
    • Finance and Resources
    • Nominations
    • Remuneration

    The formal commitment for most Board members amounts to ten formal meetings a year, plus the Strategy Day and preparation time. Board members are encouraged to take part in other University activities, including our annual Senior Management Conference, and our public lecture programme, the total commitment is about 15 days per year.

    Equality and diversity

    The University has a strong commitment to meeting its responsibilities for equality and diversity. Black and minority ethnic groups are underrepresented on the Board at present and we would particularly welcome applications from these groups.

    How do I apply?

    Candidates for the role are invited to submit a brief CV and letter indicating how they could contribute to the work of the Board.

    These should be sent to Bev Watson, preferably by email bkwatson@brookes.ac.uk or by post to Senior Management Team, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Oxford, OX3 0BP, by 5 May 2017.

    What is the selection process?

    Candidates shortlisted by the Nominations Committee will be invited to meet the committee on 9 June 2017. In advance of that it is expected that prospective governors will have the opportunity for informal conversations with the Chair of the Board of Governors, Ms Leslie Morphy OBE and the Registrar and Chief Operating Officer, Mr Brendan Casey.