Governance

Remuneration Committee

(for the Vice-Chancellor and President, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Vice-Chancellors and the Director of Finance)

Membership

Chair:  Chair of the Council (ex officio), Sir David Warren (to 31.7.2020).

Members:  Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee/Deputy Chair of the Council, Bob Scruton (to 31.7.2018)
Two lay members of the Council, Dame Ursula Brennan (to 31.07.2018), Andrew Newell (to 31.07.2018).
and for business relating to the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Deputy Vice-Chancellors and the Director of Finance ONLY: Vice-Chancellor and President (Professor Karen Cox).

Secretary: Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development

Quorum:  3 members (to include the Vice-Chancellor and President for appropriate business and subject to the missing member(s) providing written comments on the proposals under consideration).

Frequency of meetings: 2 meetings per annum.

 

Terms of Reference

(i) to determine all aspects of the remuneration (Base pay, performance-related payments and pensions) of the Vice-Chancellor and President, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Vice-Chancellors and the Director of Finance, based on a consideration of performance against the objectives set each year.

(ii) to consider the appropriateness of current salary levels, taking into account the size and scope of the role and by using salary survey information to benchmark against comparative roles in other Institutions.

(iii) to determine any governance or early retirement arrangements relating to senior staff, as defined from time to time by the funding council and in the context of the University’s policy statement on severance (added March 2004).

(iv) the Committee will obtain external, specialist advice on the appropriateness of salary levels of staff under its purview when necessary.

(v) the Remuneration Committee has delegated responsibility for decision-making on these matters from Council. A report of the Committee's decisions is made to Council each year.

Note:  The Chair of Council will approve the decision of the Salary Review Committee for Professors and Senior Managers following any application for additional salary review made by the Secretary of Council.

The Committee has an agreed policy on Senior Reward.

 

1 August 2017

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