Independent Council Members

University Of Sussex

Independent Council Members

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    12 August 2022

The University of Sussex is 60 years young this year.  From the very start, we were a new kind of university: challenging convention and fostering critical, at times dissenting, thinking through new interdisciplinary pathways.   We remain true to our original purpose whilst relevant to the 21st Century.   

We are looking for Board members to join our exceptional, highly engaged, Council which in addition to 15 independent members, includes strong representation from both staff and students.   

Our new Vice Chancellor, Professor Sasha Roseneil, takes office this summer, bringing with her a very strong reputation and a commitment to work with the University to reclaim our top 20 place in the league tables.  With a well-established suite of committees, Council will continue to provide robust and constructive challenge and support to the executive as they drive forward the current strategic framework and begin to think about its successor.  

As a Board member, you will join us in playing a part in shaping the future of this thriving University, with strong values that we believe make Sussex a very special place. 

We welcome expressions of interest from individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds and experience and would be particularly interested in applications from candidates who can:

• Support the University’s sustainability ambitions and 

• Play a part in our governance structures, especially on audit and risk 

• Support Council’s understanding of the potential of new and disruptive technologies to learning, research and student experience 

• Bring strategic HR leadership experience

The University of Sussex is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion and through this appointment process it is the Council’s clear stated aim to develop candidate pools that include applicants from all backgrounds and communities. The University particularly welcomes applications from women, people from black and minority ethnic communities, the LGBT+ community and from disabled people. 

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How to Apply

The closing date for all applications, which should be in the form of a CV and cover letter and addressed to is Friday 12 August 2022.

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