The Committee on the office of the Vice-Chancellor is established under the provisions of University Statute 5.1 to make a recommendation to Council on the appointment of a Vice-Chancellor. It operates under authority delegated from the Council.
Terms of reference
- to determine the search, and selection process based on current best practice.
- to determine the need for and appoint a suitably qualified recruitment agency to assist with the process.
- to approve the role and person specification for the role of Vice-Chancellor, and the candidate prospectus.
- to make a recommendation to Council on the most appropriate candidate for the role of Vice-Chancellor.
- to appoint a Deputy Chair to chair meetings in the absence of the Chair.
- to co-opt a maximum of three additional members to assist it in its work, having due regard to issues of equality, diversity and inclusion as well as optimisation of the selection process.
The membership is as set out in Statute 5.1, namely:
- The Chancellor, ex-officio
- The Chair of Council, ex-officio
- two further members of Council
- three members of Senate
The Chair is appointed by the Chancellor, as set out in Statute 5.1.
A Deputy Chair is appointed by the Committee.
The Committee has the authority to co-opt a maximum of three additional members.
The Secretary to the Committee is the Director of Human Resources.
Attendance is at the invitation of the Chair or Deputy Chair.
In the absence of any specific rules, the procedure is as set out in the Standing Orders of Council.
The frequency of meetings is determined by the Chair to meet the demands of the search and selection process, which has been agreed by the Committee. Notice is as set out in the Standing Orders of the Council 3 and 4.
Four voting members, including at least one member of Council and one member of Senate.
Members of the Committee who are not also members of the University do not have a vote.
Minutes are submitted to Council but not published and otherwise as set out in Standing Order of Council 9.