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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.
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:
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.
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.
By submitting a brief CV and letter indicating how you could contribute to the work of the Board.
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.