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Independent Committee Member

Chief Executive's Offices

Location:   London
Salary:  Unpaid but expenses covered
Post Type:   Part Time
Closing Date:   Friday 10 January 2020
Reference:   UUK03719

Universities UK is the collective voice of 136 universities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Our member universities’ core purpose is to maximise their positive impact for students and the public, both in the UK and globally though teaching, research and scholarship.

Universities UK is led by its members and acts on behalf of universities, represented by their heads of institution. 

Our mission is to create the conditions for UK universities to be the best in the world; maximising their positive impact locally, nationally and globally.  

Universities UK has recently reviewed its governance structures and as a result the Board has approved a new committee structure and the recruitment of an independent member to join the committees. The committees are:

Audit and risk committee

  • Purpose to guide the Board in its oversight of risk and external audit overseeing the processes related to risk management and internal controls including financial, reputation, compliance and other strategic risks. 

  • Meets 2 times a year: October and March

Resources Committee

  • This committee will have oversight of financial and human resources strategies, strategic investments and significant capital expenditure, data governance and oversight of the preparation of core UUK’s and WHCC’s annual income and expenditure budgets. 

  • Meets 3 times a year: October, March and June

Remuneration Committee

  • Considers CEO performance and pay and Directors pay. 

  • Meets 1 time a year: late July or early August

We are now looking for a volunteer with significant expertise of charity finance and governance to join these committees to complement the UUK members who sit on them.

This is an unpaid position but reasonable expenses will be covered. 

If you are interested in this role, please submit CV and cover letter to by midnight on Friday 10 January 2020.

For an informal discussion, contact Claire Pearce, Director of Operations (

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position




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