Terms of Reference

Appoved by Council 7 July 1995, Revised by Council 5 July 1996 and 22 October 2009 and updated on 30 November 2017.

  1. Under delegated authority from Council, to determine the remuneration of the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Vice-Chancellors, the Deans, the University Secretary, the Director of Finance, and the Director of Estates. The committee will ensure that the performance of the named officers is assessed.
  2. To approve objectives for the Vice-Chancellor which will be shared with Council.
  3. To make recommendations to Council on any severance arrangements for staff earning over £100k per year, in accordance with Office for Students guidance.
  4. To make an annual report to Council.

Procedural Rules

  • Appointment of Chair: The Chair of the committee is appointed by Council on the recommendations of its Nominations committee.
  • Co-option: See Council Standing Orders 16(iv) and 16(v)
  • Alternates: Not permitted (Council Standing Order 17(iii))
  • Quorum: Three members (Council 24 October 2017)
  • The committee will meet at least twice each year.