External member of the Council

Ref: 3672

University of Cambridge


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Role Managed by:

Lucy Simpson

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6270

e: Research Associate

Primary Practice Group: Board

Salary & Benefits: N/A

Closing Date: 03/09/2018

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 levels of excellence".

The University is seeking to appoint an external member (akin to a ‘Non- Executive Director’) of the University Council, the principal policy making and executive body of the University to serve for an initial period until December 2022, potentially renewable for another full term of four years thereafter. There are four external members in total. All members of Council are also trustees of the University as a charity. Applications are sought from individuals who have held senior leadership posts within organisations of significant scale and complexity and who can demonstrate relevant experience, ideally to include financial management. A demonstrable commitment to, or interest in, education and research is important. An international perspective and experience of varying forms of organisational governance would be desirable but not essential.

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.

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