External Member of the Estates Committee
University of Cambridge
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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research
Salary & Benefits: The Remuneration for this appointment will be £10,000 per annum, to be reviewed at the conclusion of the first four year term.
Closing Date: 04/03/2024
The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s foremost universities and a renowned centre for research, education and scholarship. Its mission is “to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence”.
The University is seeking to appoint an external member of its Estates Committee, who will also Chair the Investment Advisory Sub-Committee.
The Estates Committee is a joint Committee of the Council and the General Board. It directs the planning and oversees the development, construction, operations, and performance management of the University’s operational estate. The Committee is a recent addition to the governance structures of the University. Its purpose is to provide oversight and governance of the development and operation of the University's estate and to ensure that the estate supports the academic mission into the future.
This is a compelling opportunity to contribute to one of the world’s leading universities and to engage with an exceptional group of Committee members and the wider University community.
The University’s operational estate (buildings used for teaching, research and administrative activities) comprises land spread across the city of Cambridge and beyond – from the University Farm and its Capability Brown designed parkland to the School of Clinical Medicine at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. It is one of the largest in the UK Higher Education sector, with 389 buildings (47 of which are listed) with a total area of some 730,000 m2. It includes iconic Cambridge landmarks such as the Senate House as well as some of the most modern and innovative spaces in the city.
The ideal candidate will have held senior leadership posts within relevant organisations of significant scale and complexity and be able to demonstrate broad experience in complex property and estate-related activities and entities. We welcome interest from those with the skills and experience commensurate with holding an important non-executive position, the successful candidate will demonstrate a genuine empathy for the University, its mission and values.
The University is committed to diversity and inclusion at all levels and in all forms. It wishes to encourage applications that will strengthen diversity in its governance.
The Remuneration for this appointment will be £10,000 per annum, to be reviewed at the conclusion of the first four year term.
Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae along with a covering letter setting out the contributions the applicant believes they could make to the work of the Estates Committee and confirmation that they are able to meet the time commitment.
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