External Member of the Remuneration Committee

Job Title: External Member of the Remuneration Committee
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Cambridge
Reference: 4696
Contact Name: Zachry Sazali
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 28, 2020 17:15

Job Description

The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s foremost universities and a renowned centre for research, education and scholarship. It has 22,500 students, (of whom 40 per cent are non UK-nationals) and employs about 12,500 people in over 150 departments, faculties, and institutes. The University has an annual income of almost £2 billion, of which approximately £746 million is the combined turnovers of Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press. Its mission is "to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest levels of excellence".

The University is seeking to appoint an External Member of the Remuneration Committee to serve for an initial period of three years starting as soon as possible. The Remuneration Committee is a Committee of the Council. It provides independent scrutiny to the operation of a fair, consistent, transparent, and effective system of remuneration in support of the University’s mission. The Committee considers and recommends to the Council remuneration matters for the senior staff of the University. It provides advice to the Council on remuneration, succession planning and diversity as appropriate and reviews the University’s public disclosures relating to remuneration. Its membership comprises the chair (one of the external members of the Council) and four members of whom two are external members. The Committee reports directly to the Council, the University’s trustee body. Applications are sought from individuals who have held senior leadership roles within organisations of significant scale and complexity.

Cambridge is seeking to encourage greater diversity throughout the institution, at all levels. This is equally a priority in the governance of the University, and hence a key aim in this appointment. Candidates will demonstrate alignment with the values of a university and its positive role and function in society through its education, research and translation activity.

To express an interest in the post of External Member of the Remuneration Committee, upload your application to Perrett Laver’s website quoting reference 4696. The closing date for applications is midnight (BST) on 5th July 2020.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further or have any questions about the role, please contact Zachry Sazali at or on +44 (0) 20 7340 6213.

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