The University of Liverpool is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of the UK’s leading research universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide.We are inviting expressions of interest to join our governing body to help us achieve our ambitious aim of becoming one of the top 100 global universities.
We are proud to:
• Have a reputation for widening access and participation for underrepresented groups
• Have a diverse student body being taught by academics who are leaders in their fields
• Have a global outlook and reach, rooted in a firm commitment to the Liverpool City Region
• Carry out research with impact – 81% of the University’s research is ranked in the highest categories of 4* (world-leading) and 3* (internationally excellent).
As the University’s governing body, the Council is responsible for ensuring good governance, with key responsibilities including: the approval of the University’s strategy and supporting policies; determining key business decisions; and monitoring institutional and executive performance.
Lay members play a key role, promoting a culture that supports inclusivity and diversity and bringing expertise from other sectors and independent perspectives to the governance of the University.
Who we are looking for?
Council members are drawn from a variety of backgrounds. We would benefit from knowledge and experience of audit/risk, finance, legal, research and impact, health, safety and wellbeing, and the digital sector. However, candidates from other backgrounds should not be deterred from applying.
We would particularly welcome expressions of interest from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled, female and LGBT candidates, as well as those with a particular connection to the University, or the Liverpool City Region.
Members should have a commitment to public service, observe the Nolan Principles of Public Life, and be able to demonstrate that they meet the criteria as a ‘fit and proper person’, as defined by the Office for Students.
Informal enquiries should be directed to Kevan Ryan, Clerk to Council, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information, including how to submit an expression of interest, is available at: www.liverpool.ac.uk/lay-members
The closing date for expressions of interest is 5pm on Wednesday 30 September 2020.