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University Committees

Governance Opportunities

Equality and Diversity

Durham University is committed to embracing diversity. We promote and maintain an inclusive work and study environment that enables all members of our University community to achieve their full potential. Consistent with the University-wide commitment, it is important that University Committees should reflect the true diversity of our University community and have a membership which brings with it a range of backgrounds, skills and knowledge to drive us forward as an organisation. By working together we can achieve our aims of eliminating discrimination and actively promoting equality and diversity for our staff and students in line with our University Strategy.

Opportunities - Nominations Committee

The University’s Nominations Committee is a governance committee of the University with responsibility for managing, on Council’s behalf, the process for appointing members of Council and the Chair and Vice-Chair and evaluating their performance. The committee also makes recommendations annually to Senate and Council for the membership of all Committees of Council, Senate and their Joint Committees.

We have an interesting opportunity for a senior member of University staff (who must not be a UEC member) to serve on Nominations Committee with immediate effect until 31 July 2017. 

We need someone who understands the University’s strategic direction and who would like to work with the Council members who serve on Nominations Committee, to help to define the skills needed in new Council members, to develop further the processes for evaluating Council member effectiveness and to consider applications from staff seeking to serve on Council, Senate and Joint Committees.

The Committee generally meets 2 or 3 times each year. If you would like to find out further information about the Committee, its work and the role please contact Erica Young minute secretary to the Committee. Further general information on the Committee’s membership and terms of reference can be found here.

To apply for this role please complete the on-line form by 30 November 2014.Please briefly include comments to explain the reasons for your interest and the skills/qualities you feel that you can bring to the Committee.

Nominations will be forwarded to Nominations Committee for consideration and a recommendation for appointment will be made, for Senate and Council’s approval.

Opportunities - Research Committee

The University’s Research Committee is a senior University committee that has oversight of all aspects of the Research strand of the University Strategy 2010-2020.

We have an exciting opportunity for an early career researcher to become a member and we are seeking to appoint someone to take on this role from 1 January 2015 until 31 July 2017.

The deadline for receipt of applications for this vacancy has now passed. Nominations will be forwarded to Nominations Committee who will then seek approval by Senate on 9 December 2014. We will inform all applicants of the outcome post Senate.

What sort of person makes a good committee member?