Remuneration and Human Resources Committee Terms of Reference
Last updated: 14 January 2021
Terms of Reference
In accordance with the provisions of the Articles of Association:
To review and approve as necessary the remuneration framework at an institutional level for all staff.
To review and discuss the University’s People and Culture Strategy, and provide Council with assurance on its implementation.
To receive an annual report on employment policy matters, including health and safety.
To review annually the remuneration (including levels and rates of Performance Related Pay), terms and conditions of employment and all other benefits of the Vice-Chancellor and make appropriate recommendations to Council.
To make recommendations to Council for severance payment terms for the Vice-Chancellor taking account of Office for Students’ guidance.
Under delegated authority from Council, to approve the remuneration (including levels and rates of Performance Related Pay), terms and conditions of employment and all other benefits of all members of University Executive Committee (with the exception of the Vice-Chancellor).
Under delegated authority from Council, to approve severance payment terms in respect of all members of University Executive Committee (with the exception of the Vice-Chancellor) taking account of Office for Students’ guidance.
In carrying out its work the Committee is to be guided by national benchmarks in the Sector and recognised good practice. Its decision-making and recommendations to Council shall be consistent where applicable with the University’s People and Culture Strategy.
To consider equality, diversity, and inclusion issues arising from the remit of the Committee.
To consider Risk Assessment issues arising from the remit of the Committee and to recommend, or implement, action as appropriate.
Recommending the Recognition and Facilities Agreement with the Trades Unions, as amended from time to time, to Council for ratification.
Specific Policy Responsibilities Development of remuneration and reward policies for those staff accountable to Council together with terms and conditions of employment for such staff.
Discussion of Human Resources Strategy for all staff.
Chair: Vice-Chair of Council
Vice-Chair: Chair of Finance & General Purposes Committee
Officer: University Secretary & Registrar
Quorum See after membership
Frequency of Meetings Three times per year (normally October, February and June) with additional meetings as required
Reporting Line University Council
Current Sub-Committees None
Submission /Availability of Minutes Minutes are held by the University Secretary and Registrar, and published on the University website.
Chair of Council
Nicola de Iongh (interim appointment)
Chair of Governance and Nominations Committee (if different to the Chair of Council)
Vice-Chair of Council (Chair)
Chair of Audit Committee
Chair of Finance and General Purposes Committee (Vice-Chair)
Two External Members of Council appointed by Council, preferably with a professional HR background
Jun 17 – Jul 20
Nicola de Iongh
Jun 17 – May 21
One Student Member of Council appointed by Council