Board of Governors – expressions of interest

The University welcomes expressions of interest from prospective candidates for membership of the Board of Governors.

The Board of Governors is the University’s governing body. The Board is the most senior authority within the University, responsible under the University’s Articles of Association for “determining the educational character and mission of the University, for stewardship of its resources and for oversight of its activities”. The Board is also responsible for the University’s compliance with the Office for Students and its regulatory framework for Higher Education in England. For further information, see the Board’s Statement of Primary Responsibilities.

We seek a variety of skills derived from a range of occupations and professions, and from candidates at different points in their careers.

London Met’s Board of Governors recognises the paramount importance of promoting equality, diversity and inclusion which is not only a strategic imperative but also an integral part of our institution's DNA. The pursuit of equity and social justice serves as a driving force behind every decision we make at London Met. In line with the 2021 census, we are dedicated to reflecting London's diverse population composition within our Board. By 2028, our aim is to achieve a diverse representation that aligns with the ethnic diversity benchmark set by the most recent census data, with a specific target of 63% representation from Black and minoritised backgrounds on the Board of Governors and its sub-committees. Throughout Board recruitment processes, we will also place emphasis on values- alignment and take into account the lived experiences of individuals from various socio-economic backgrounds. The Board also acknowledges the significance of considering the University's student body as a broader aspiration when recruiting members for the Board of Governors and its sub-committees.

This target forms part of the University’s Race Equity Strategic Plan. Therefore we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals, women, LGBTQ+ and candidates living with a disability. Read more about our diverse community and our commitments to inclusion and equality.

For further information about the University and becoming a governor please email the University Secretary, Nikki Le Faou via email at n.lefaou@londonmet.ac.uk.

 

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