Independent Governor

Ref: 5962

University of East London


Role Managed by:

Luke Savidge

Research Associate

t: 020 7340 6243


Primary Practice Group: Board

Salary & Benefits: N/A

Closing Date: 15/08/2022

Formal Interview Date: 31st August (Remote)

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Pioneering Futures Since 1898

The University of East London has been pioneering futures since 1898: from the 2nd Industrial Revolution through to the 4th. We are a careers-led university, supporting our students to develop the skills, emotional intelligence and creativity needed to thrive in a constantly changing world. 

Based in East London, we are at the heart of the industrial and creative shift to the East of the city, which makes us a powerful global gateway. We are embedded in our local community and committed to supporting East London.

We work with global organisations to make our courses entrepreneurial, creative and inspirational and to prepare our students adapt to the world of tomorrow, and to be the leaders and pioneers of today. We are closely linked with industry and the environment at UEL fosters the spirit of enterprise and entrepreneurship.

We are currently seeking an Independent Governor to support the University as we achieve our Vision 2028, our ambitious strategy to reinvent the University and reimagine the role of Higher Education. Our vision places UEL at the forefront of careers-led education, providing students with a springboard for the jobs and opportunities of the future.

The Board has ultimate responsibility for the Mission, Vision, Values, Ethics, Culture and Corporate Strategy of the University which will be shaped and delivered by the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive. Independent Governors share ultimate and collective responsibility, for all the business transacted at the University of East London, and for acting as ambassadors for its work in the outside world.

Presently, we would particularly value applications from those who have expertise in the fields of audit and accountancy. We are strongly committed to furthering Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at UEL and this approach includes the creation of a diverse and representative Board on which all views are heard and valued.

For further details, including the job description, person specification, and information on how to apply, please visit quoting reference number 5962. Candidates wishing to apply should submit a CV (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities) along with a covering letter which fully addresses the competencies outlined in the role description and person specification.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 (BST) Monday 15th August 2022.  

The University of East London will be supported in this appointment by executive search firm Perrett Laver. Any initial enquiries should be directed to Luke Savidge (they/them) at and 020 7340 6243.


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