Overview

External Member of Remuneration Committee (sub-committee of Council)

We are a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. We are committed to two things: excellence in education and excellence in research. Our students are members of a unique, transformational living and learning community which empowers them with the skills to make a difference to the world around them. We now have an exciting opportunity to join our Community as an External member of our Remuneration Committee to help shape future success.

In evaluating progress against our ambitions, we are proud to be Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. We’re are also ranked the top 25 for research In the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, in the top 15 for overall student satisfaction amongst mainstream English universities (National Student Survey 2017) and ranked as the 15th most international university in the world (Times Higher Education April 2017).

Financially we are operating from a position of strength, with continued growth in our annual surplus, ongoing investment in our world-class facilities and an annual contribution to the UK economy of over £500m.

The University’s Remuneration Committee is responsible for determining the remuneration and conditions of service of the University’s senior staff, as well as overseeing the salary review process for all University employees.

To further enhance the existing expertise available to the Committee, we are seeking an outstanding individual to join the Committee as an External member with particular experience and background in strategic reward frameworks.  Applicants will have a full appreciation of the particular obligations of institutions with charitable objects and accountability in determining pay and reward systems as well as the requisite intellectual capacity, commercial acumen and strategic insight to support us in applying our pay and reward systems fairly and robustly.

The term of the appointment is three years from the date of appointment. It is envisaged that the initial commitment is likely to involve attendance at up to two meetings per year, as well as preparatory work. There will be an opportunity to attend an Induction event for new members of Council and their committees, which is usually held over two days. Council Sub-Committee members are required to complete a number of online and face-to-face training sessions.

Please visit our website (http://www.essex.ac.uk/vacancies/) for a full job description and details of how to apply. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  If you require this information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 874588 / 873521/ 873461).

Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018

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