Chair, Audit Committee
University of Plymouth
Role Managed by:
Senior Research Associate
t: +44 (0)20 7340 6208
Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research
Salary & Benefits: Unremunerated
Closing Date: 26/06/2023
University of Plymouth
Our roots go back over 150 years but it is our contemporary relevance that gives us our energy and direction. Our research is committed to addressing the multidisciplinary challenges of today and tomorrow, and informs an educational experience that places emphasis on practical, real-world experiential and interprofessional learning. The University seeks to advance knowledge and transform lives through excellence in teaching and learning and world-class research, sustained international impact, a stimulating student experience, and as a civic university focused on supporting our local community and businesses.
With over 18,500 students and a further 7,300 studying for a Plymouth degree at partner institutions in the UK and around the world and over 178,000 alumni pursuing their chosen careers globally, the University has a growing global presence. We have clusters of world-class research across a wide range of disciplines, including health and medical research as well as marine science, environmental and earth sciences, engineering, cybersecurity, robotics and psychology. The University is among the emerging elite of modern higher education institutions, the first ‘post-92’ institution to have its own medical and dental schools.
The University is now seeking to appoint a new Chair of the Audit Committee to join the University’s Board of Governors. The Board has specific responsibility, among other things, for the determination of the educational character and mission of the University and oversight of its activities, financial solvency and approval of budgets, and the senior management structure.
Applications are sought from individuals with leadership experience in organisations of similar scale and complexity to the University of Plymouth and who can demonstrate relevant leadership and change management experience. Successful candidates will ideally be qualified in accountancy and have extensive professional experience of audit and assurance work, as well as some understanding of, or affinity for, the higher education sector.
How to Apply
An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the Search Committee in the discharge of their duties; both to identify the widest possible field of candidates and to assist in the assessment of candidates against the requirements of the role.
Applications should consist of a covering letter explaining motivation, suitability and qualifications for the position and a full curriculum vitae. Applicants should also provide the names and contact details of two referees.
For further details and to submit an application please visit: https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting the reference 6610. The closing date for applications is 9:00am (BST) on Monday 26th June 2023.
For an informal and confidential conversation on the post, please call Ikem Nwankwo on +44 (0)20 7340 7369 or Ikem.Nwankwo@perrettlaver.com.
Applications will be considered by the Search Committee on Tuesday 4th July. Final interviews will take place on campus in the morning of Thursday 13th July.
For a conversation in confidence, please contact Ikem Nwankwo on +44 (0)20 7340 7369 or Ikem.Nwankwo@perrettlaver.com.
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