Chair of the Board of Governors - De Montfort University (DMU)
Recruiter: Odgers Berndtson
Posted: 12 Sep 2019
Closes: 11 Oct 2019
Job Function: Chair
Position Type: Permanent
Chair of the Board of Governors
De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering excellent teaching and learning, high-quality research and a sector-leading student experience. A culturally rich university with a strong commitment to the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment, where staff and students are able to thrive. Awarded ‘Gold’ in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the university is a vibrant, multi-cultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that was named the first ever ‘University of the Year for Social Inclusion’ in The Times and Sunday Times’ Good University Guide 2019.
DMU is seeking to recruit a new Chair of the Board of Governors as the university seeks to build further on its strong position within the sector. The board plays a crucial role in the development of the university’s vision and strategic direction; providing guidance and constructive challenge to the Vice-Chancellor and university’s Executive Board. Additionally, the Chair will play a key role in promoting the university to relevant and potential stakeholders, both regionally and nationally.
The higher education sector is facing an unprecedented series of challenges; some of which are shared with all universities, such as the impact of Brexit and the outcomes of the Augar review. Whilst DMU is extremely well placed to respond, with a healthy financial position and robust home and international student recruitment performance, the appointment of an outstanding Chair has never been so important. The successful candidate will bring high levels of personal and professional integrity; highly developed intellectual acuity; strong commercial acumen, and well-developed personal networks. Proven experience of operating as a non-executive will be essential; and chairing experience of an organisation of comparable complexity highly desirable.
It is essential that individuals are committed to DMU’s values of diversity, inclusivity and a global approach, and are able to work collaboratively with a talented executive team for the benefit of all students and staff.
For further details, including a full candidate pack and information on how to apply, please visit www.odgers.com/73417
Closing date Friday 11th October at 5pm