Independent Governor

University of Wolverhampton

Governor & Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

Candidates will ideally have experience as a CFO or Audit Partner at a large, complex organisation. They could have experience in either the private or public sectors, but will have sat on finance and audit committees. A chartered accounting qualification is welcome but not essential.

Governor (Higher Education / Regulation)

Higher Education: The successful candidate will have knowledge of the Higher Education environment from having worked in the sector at a senior level. Alternatively, they could have provided advice or consultancy or held senior positions in HE sector organisations, such as, but not limited to, membership bodies or regulators. 

Regulation: They will have occupied a senior role in a regulated sector or regulatory body (e.g education, charity, finance, health, law or other highly-regulated sectors).

Human Resources / Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

HR: The successful candidate will bring extensive knowledge and experience of human resources and workforce development at a strategic level. They will likely have served as an HR Director or Director of People at a comparably complex organisation. The University is open as to the applicant’s sector background, but they will appreciate the central importance of nurturing and developing human talent.

EDI: The successful candidate will have a passion for, and knowledge of, equality, diversity and inclusion matters. They will be committed to promoting the wellbeing of all staff and students, and will have a track record of collaboration and influence at a senior level. They will help to ensure that there are appropriate EDI policies and procedures in place within the University and to champion best practice. The successful applicant may have professional experience in the EDI field, or may have a background in HR, academia, or EDI law. Candidates from all professional backgrounds are welcome to apply.

For all roles, the successful candidates will above will be passionate about Higher Education, and the University’s mission to maximise opportunity across the UK and globally through knowledge generation, innovation and enterprise.

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