Chair of Council
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the UK’s foremost research-intensive higher education institutions with over 20,000 students, approximately 4,000 staff and an annual turnover approaching £400 million. Based in a creative and culturally diverse area of east London, we create and disseminate knowledge across the full disciplinary spectrum, covering the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Engineering, Medicine and Dentistry. We offer a stimulating, supportive and high-quality learning experience, with teaching inspired by our world-leading research. In the most recent National Student Survey (NSS 2015) we were ranked joint first in London for student satisfaction, and the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) confirmed our place in the very top group of research-led universities. Our recent successes and progress was recognised in our entry into the Russell Group of leading UK universities in 2012.
QMUL now seeks its next Chair of Council, succeeding Sir Nicholas Montagu, to oversee the strategic mission, direction and affairs of the institution. The next Chair will be motivated both by QMUL’s firm commitment to its community and to being an engaged and transformative institution of east London, and by its role as a leading global research-intensive university. An outstanding collaborative and strategic leader who is ready to commit to this unique dual mission of QMUL and to higher education more broadly, the next Chair of Council must be able to demonstrate a commitment to equality of opportunity, valuing diversity, openness, transparency and respect for others, and have the charisma and willingness to engage with and present to highly diverse audiences on behalf of QMUL.
Well networked nationally, and within London, they will have a substantial professional profile and experience of leadership at the highest level, and the ability to engage, support and challenge the Principal and the Senior Executive, playing a crucial role in the leadership of QMUL whilst recognising and respecting the separation between governance and executive management.
The successful candidate would be expected to contribute a minimum of 50 days per annum. The appointment does not carry any remuneration.
For further details, including job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit our website quoting reference 2495.
The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon BST on Monday 4th July 2016.