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Chair of Council

Reference:  70860
Campus:  Hull
Faculty/Area:  Registrar and Secretary
Subject Group/Team:  Registrar and Secretarys Office
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  Wednesday 29 May 2019

The University of Hull is the 14th oldest university in England, but is modern and vibrant in outlook and approach.  We have key areas of research strength, are deeply committed to delivering an excellent experience to our diverse student body, and are focussed on delivering strongly as an internationally-engaged, civic institution. We play a leading role in supporting the regional agenda, working in partnership with a wide range of public and private sector businesses. We are almost 2,500 people who are ambitious about the future: ours, our staff, our students, our alumni and the world around us. Our stellar research and brilliant teaching are designed to inspire thinking and expand horizons and be forward looking and leading edge in areas as diverse as environmental sciences; social justice and bio-medical sciences. 

To help us achieve our aims we are seeking to make new appointments to our Council which is the overarching governing body of the University with full responsibility for its strategy and direction. A critical task for the University will be to appoint an outstanding Chair to lead the Council and support the University on its journey of transformation. Our Lay Members of Council will also play a key role in helping the University to achieve its bold ambitions during what will be a period of challenge and turmoil for the higher education sector 

In our Chair, we are seeking an individual with Board-level leadership in a large, complex organisation with significant senior non-executive experience and a commitment to partnership working. We are looking for successful strategic leaders with high levels of personal and professional credibility, commercial acumen, personal networks and proven experience in operating at Board level, ideally as a non-executive.  The successful candidate will have an appreciation of good governance and the ability to engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders in order to be a highly effective ambassador for the University 

This post is being managed exclusively by Odgers Berndtson.

For a confidential conversation about these opportunities please contact Kate Penfold on +44(0)207529 1056.

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