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4.2 Governors’ Committees

In compliance with the Memorandum of Assurance and Accountability between the University of Chichester and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Board has an Audit, a Nominations and a Remuneration Committee.  All other matters requiring Governors’ consideration are dealt with by the Strategy and Resources Committee. Committees or working parties are established from time to time for specific purposes.

The terms of reference and membership of the Committees are accessible via the links below together with the minutes for the last three years where these are publicly available:

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is responsible for the detailed arrangements for the appointment of the Internal and External Audit Services, the timely achievement of audit recommendations, oversight of the University’s risk management arrangements, integrity of data and the achievement of Value for Money.

The Committee meets four times a year. Approved Minutes for the last three years are available via the links below.

Terms of Reference

Membership

Minutes 2010 -2013

Minutes 2014

Nominations and Effectiveness Committee

The N and E Committee takes responsibility for seeking out new members of the Board, advising the Chair of Governors on Committee membership and overseeing regular evaluation of the Board’s performance.

The Minutes are circulated to members of the N and E Committee only and are not publicly available. Proposals regarding membership, appointments and re-appointments are Confidential to Board members until approved.

The Board of Governors has an agreed set of skills and experience required for its effective operation. The N and E Committee will review the balance of skills and seek particular areas of expertise when advertising for new Governors.  Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by a panel of Committee members who will make recommendations on appointments to the full Board for approval.

Anyone interested in joining the Board should contact the University Secretary, Sophie Egleton, 01243 816051 or S.Egleton@chi.ac.uk

Terms of Reference

Membership

Minutes not publicly available

Remuneration Committee

The Board defines from time to time the membership of the ‘Designated Staff’ as set out in the Articles of Association, Clause 11.1.4, save that the Vice-Chancellor, the University Secretary and the University Chaplain shall always be Designated Staff. The Board of Governors has determined that, in addition to these three posts, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) are Designated posts.

The Minutes are circulated to members of the Remuneration Committee only. Reports on the performance of Designated Staff and any proposals relating to changes in the pay and conditions of service are classified as Confidential and circulated to non-Executive Governors only (this excludes Staff and Student Governors).

Terms of Reference

Membership

Minutes not publicly available

 

Strategy and Resources Committee

The Strategy and Resources Committee takes oversight of the detailed financial and estate management issues on behalf of the Board of Governors. Its remit also includes strategic and risk management, health and safety, environmental sustainability, human resources and IT; it reviews student recruitment to ensure that financial planning is managed on a risk approach. The Committee also reviews the draft budget for the Students’ Union before recommending it to the full Board of Governors; financial performance is then monitored on a quarterly basis.

The Committee meets at least six times a year. Approved minutes for the last three years are available via the links below.

Terms of Reference

Membership

Minutes 2010 - 2013

Minutes 2014