University Lay Member Committee Vacancies

The University currently has the following vacancies for lay members.  Please refer to the person specifications for further information.

Terms of Reference
Person Specification

Time Commitment

Deadline to Submit an
Expression of Interest
Lay Member Vacancies on the University’s Investments Sub-Committee Investments Sub-Committee Download PDF Four meetings per academic year, in September, November, February and May.

Overall time commitment is estimated to be less than 20 hours per academic year.

Members can attend in person or online.
5pm, Friday 5 April 2024
Independent Member of the University’s Remuneration Committee Remuneration Committee Download PDF

Two meetings per academic year, in November and June. Optional attendance at Council's Strategy Days which are usually held in September and April.

Overall time commitment is estimated to be no more than 30 hours per academic year. 

Meetings are held in person.

5pm, Friday 5 April 2024

What are Committee Lay Members

Lay members are non-University employees and play a vital role in the governance of the University, bringing expertise and independent perspectives from a variety of professional and personal backgrounds.    

University Committee Lay Members are unremunerated, but may have reasonable expenses incurred while fulfilling their duties reimbursed. What constitutes reasonable expenses is defined in the University’s Expenses Policy.  

How to Submit an Expression of Interest
Please review the relevant person specification above, where you can find out more about the Committee.

To submit a formal expression of interest:

  1. Please complete the following personal statement template and submit to, along with a copy of your CV, by the deadline given above.
  2. Please also complete the following University Equalities Monitoring Form and submit direct to

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview. Informal enquiries can be directed to