Lay Members of Council

Liverpool, Merseyside
10 Nov 2016
16 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Liverpool is Seeking Lay Members of Council

The University of Liverpool is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research intensive universities, and is consistently in the top 1% in global rankings.

We have recently agreed an exciting new strategy to take us into the top 100 of universities worldwide, and we are seeking individuals who match our ambitions to serve on our Council.

We are proud to:-

  • Carry out research with impact – in the recent Research Excellence Framework, 81% of our research was rated ‘World Leading’ or ‘Internationally Excellent’
  • Have a diverse student body being taught by the brightest academic minds
  • Have a reputation for widening access
  • Have a global outlook and reach, rooted in a firm commitment to the Liverpool City Region

The role
As the University’s governing body, the Council is responsible for approving the University’s strategy and supporting policies; determining key business decisions; and monitoring institutional and executive performance.

Lay members play a key role, bringing expertise from other sectors and independent perspectives to the governance of the University.

Who are we looking for?
Council members are drawn from a variety of backgrounds. We are particularly interested in identifying experienced individuals from the worlds of: Arts, Heritage and Culture; Audit; Education; Finance; HR; Law; Media; and Risk Management. However, candidates from other backgrounds should not be deterred from applying.

A commitment to public service is essential.

We would particularly welcome expressions of interest from BAME, disabled, female and LGBT candidates, as well as those with a particular connection to the University, or the Merseyside region.

Further information is available at our website by the “Apply” button on this page.

The closing date for expressions of interest is 5pm on Friday 16 December 2016.