Governor vacancies

  • Governor Vacancies

  • Staff Governors

    All Universities have a governing body. Oxford Brookes University's Board of Governors currently has 14 members and this includes two Staff Governors – one teaching and one non-teaching. The Board is responsible for setting the educational character and mission of the University.


    There is currently a vacancy for a non-teaching Staff Governor

    Governors must be committed to the success of the University and have the skills and experience to enable them to contribute to the effectively to the work of the Board. The role of Governor is unpaid, although the University will pay reasonable travel and other expenses.

    The University enables staff to take on the role of Staff Governor by providing the same support as for other Voluntary Public Bodies.


    Eligibility of Staff

    Non-teaching staff are defined as: persons employed full-time or part-time by the University other than as a teacher


    Do I need specific qualifications?

    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.


    Application process

    Candidates for the Non-Teaching Staff Governor role are invited to submit a brief CV and letter indicating how they could contribute to the work, diversity of backgrounds and outlook of the current Board by email to: mcrawford@brookes.ac.uk or by post to Maria Crawford, Head of Secretariat, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Clerici CLC 2.04, Oxford Brookes University, Headington, Oxford, OX3 0BP to arrive by no later than close of play on Wednesday 29 May 2019.


    Selection process 

    Candidates shortlisted by the Nominations Committee will be invited to meet the committee. 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 and the Registrar and Chief Operating Officer.

    Appropriate applicants will be invited to interview during June. It is anticipated that the post will commence from 17 July 2019 to 31 July 2023.